Melon and Squash Cradles, Set of 6
Melon and Squash Cradles, Set of 6 Melon and Squash Cradles, Set of 6

Melon and Squash Cradles, Set of 6

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Exclusive | Harvest Perfectly Ripe, Blemish-Free Melons and Squash

  • Cradles raise melons and squash off the soil for even ripening
  • Increase air circulation underneath fruit to prevent rot
  • An innovative solution to a vexing gardening problem!
  • Set of 6

By elevating cantaloupes, honeydews, small watermelons and squash up off the ground, these ingenious cradles allow air to circulate, promoting even ripening and minimizing rot. If you've been disappointed by misshapen melons and squash, or fruits that rot before they ripen, these cradles are for you! Long-lasting and reusable, the cradles nest for compact off-season storage.

  • Polypropylene
  • 5" in diameter x 4-3/4" H overall
  • Ground spike is 3-3/4" H
  • Holds up to 8 lbs.
  • Gardener's Supply Exclusive

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4.6

(based on 104 reviews)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (20)
  • Durable (11)
  • Well made (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Squash (4)
    • Melons (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (98), Yes (4)

    Reviewed by 104 customers

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    3.0

    Was good to use in a guessing- game

    By Fairtime Lady

    from Maryland

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Large cantaloupes fell out;
          BUT was a great "guess what this is used for" item at our Ag Ed Tent at this year's County Fair- no one got it correct.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Squash & melon holder

          By JC

          from Woodstock, GA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Works as advertised

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hold Melons Off Ground

            Probably won't last more than a few seasons since it's made of plastic

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Great Product!

            By Melis

            from Southampton, NJ

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Right Size For Melons

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Support For Cantalope
              • Support For Honeydew
              • Support For Watermelon

              This itme help to keep the fruit off the ground. They are a great size and worked really well in my garden!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Great Product

              By Nicki Walls

              from Lebanon Township, NJ

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Great price
              • Perfect For My Watermelon
              • Sturdy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  This year we purchased raised beds & my son chose to plant watermelons in one. These are great to keep our watermelons off the dirt & perfect. Highly recommend them!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  they work

                  By sherry

                  from PA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Keeps Fruit Dry

                  Cons

                  • Impossible To Put Into Ha
                  • Not For Hard Ground

                  Best Uses

                    These could be used for small squash, too.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Clever idea of the century!

                    By Montana Minnie

                    from Yakima, WA

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Whoever thought this up should get a raise...right now! Keeps the fruit off the dirt and the mud!

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                          • No
                           
                          5.0

                          Keep the moisture at bay

                          By acm

                          from Philadelphia, PA

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Nice and simple -- keep the fruits from lying on the ground and getting moldy or misshapen. Plus, takes some stress off of vines that are hanging low from trellises, when you can support the heavy fruit -- have even used one for a bunch of tomatoes when I couldn't tie up the stem! Good product.

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                                • No
                                 
                                4.0

                                A great & useful idea!

                                By Country Gardener

                                from Richland Springs, TX

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy to use
                                • Just the right size

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    These were handy for keeping my buttercup & other winter squash up off the ground. Also used for small melons. Only thing I would recommend would be to add about 2 more pegs (rather than the single center peg) to keep the cradle from tipping over when something causes a melon to shift (wind, heavy rain, etc.). Otherwise, these were really handy and I'm glad I bought 2 sets.

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                                    • No
                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Good product

                                    By Vegetable gardener

                                    from Atlanta, GA

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy to use
                                    • Keeps Vegetables Elevated

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Protects Ripening Vegetab

                                      Nice product. I am using them to keep cucumbers off the ground while they ripen. The cradles are lightweight and made of plastic material that dries quickly and doesn't attract dirt.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No
                                       
                                      5.0

                                      good product

                                      By Dale the gardner

                                      from Bartesville, OK

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Just As Advertised The

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Just as described the cradle holds the mellon above the soil. Perfect!

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                                          • No

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                                          • The trick to harvesting melons is figuring out when that moment of peak flavor occurs, because each type of melon displays different sorts of clues to its ripeness. Learn how to tell when your melons are just right.
                                          • Looking for instructions on growing certain vegetables? You'll find answers in the Vegetable Encyclopedia.
                                          • Learn how to plan, plant and tend your own super-productive, raised-bed vegetable garden.

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