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

Item # 8586837
$12.95
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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 124 reviews)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (20)
  • Durable (12)
  • Well made (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Squash (5)
  • Melons (4)
  • Small melons (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (115), Yes (5)

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5.0

veggie basket

By Keith

from Perry Ga

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Greenthumbster

Cons

    Best Uses

      works well for us with cucumbers and squash keeping them off the soil.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      awesome

      By horse lady

      from moyock nc

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            I wish I had discovered this! Always had the issue of rotten melons on the side touching the ground and was constantly turning them to avoid. this usually broke the plant of the vine etc.... Great product

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Tanning

            By Mr. Machine

            from Whittier Ca.

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Airflow
            • Flow Thru Design
            • Height adjustment

            Cons

            • none

            Best Uses

            • Easy to find
            • Keeps Vines In Line

            Using them for my cantaloupes and small pumpkins.

            You can adjust the height that you want your plants to be off the ground. The design allows for airflow that results in even ripening and prevents soft spots that appear when left on the ground.

            The flow through design doesn't allow for puddling of water when a rain occurs.

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            • No
             
            5.0

            Excellent!

            By Queenie

            from Southwest VA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  my melon/squash cradles seem to be just the thing for keeping my melons/squash off the ground...they have slots in the bottom to let water run off and to let air circulate...for me (with poor eyesight), having my melon/squash a bit off the ground makes them easier to see in garden (the pegs on the bottoms of the cradles allow me to adjust the depth to which I put them in the ground)..they are durable for several years, making the price well worth it

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                  5.0

                  These are perfect for small melons/squash!

                  By Lisa

                  from Missouri

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • GREAT Idea
                  • Perfect size
                  • reasonable price

                  Cons

                  • For Small Products Only
                  • None noted

                  Best Uses

                  • Small melons
                  • Small Watermelons
                  • Squash

                  I used in the garden under my squash and melons. Worked great! Love this product

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent product

                  By Tortoise

                  from Glendora

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • These Are A Perfect
                  • Way To Protect Vegetables

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      I am using these to support and protect my vegetables from the dirt and concrete. The support protects from the hot concrete and insects that want to burrow on the vegetables resting on the soil.

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                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      makes high quality produce

                      By marlin

                      from east central Minnesota

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Keeps Melon Squash Eleva

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          raise melon and squash off ground

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                          • No
                           
                          4.0

                          seems to be working

                          By amcattail1

                          from san diego

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Pumpkins Off The Ground

                          Cons

                          • none

                          Best Uses

                            Seems to be working. The pumpkins are off the ground, and away from the pill bugs I am plagued by. Have lost several promising pumpkins to the little devils in the past. I am very hopeful.

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                            • No
                             
                            4.0

                            Mellow Melon

                            By Scott

                            from South Carolina

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Great design

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Melon Growth

                              Too early to tell, but hoping it will help with the ripening of the watermelons in my garden.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • Yes
                               
                              5.0

                              Much needed product

                              By Big Jim

                              from North Florida

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Helps Control Rot
                              • Increases Vital Air Flow

                              Cons

                              • none

                              Best Uses

                              • Muskmelon Protection

                              We use these to elevate our melons instead of a brick or piece of wood. Helps reduce bottom rot here in the humid Florida summer. Only drawback is the weight capacity. Can't use for large watermelons

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                              • No

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                              Download instructions for Melon and Squash Cradles, Set of 6 as a PDF

                              Articles

                              • 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.

                              There are no special shipping restrictions or charges associated with this item. For detailed information about our delivery methods and charges, click here.

                              We're proud of the fact that this item is shipped to you directly from our warehouse in Vermont, by one of our 250 employee-owners. In-stock items are packed with care and shipped within the next business day to ensure prompt delivery to your home and garden!

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