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 113 reviews)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Melons (4)
    • Squash (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (106), Yes (4)

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    5.0

    Great Product

    By Redhead

    from Oregon

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dirt
    • Kept Melons Out Of The

    Cons

    • Could be slightly larger

    Best Uses

      Kept dirt off

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      MELON & SQUASH CRADLE

      By Bob & Mary

      from Ocala, FL

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Easy to use, just position under melon, squash, ground fruit, and it cushions off the ground and allows air circulation. Prevents bottom spot rot and Works perfectly.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Really helping keeping my melons safe

            By Hobby Farmer

            from Santa Fe, New Mexico

            Verified Buyer

            Such any great idea. I even used it under some of my tomatoes.

             
            5.0

            love these cradles

            By Happy Gardener

            from Simi Valley, CA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Protect Melons Veggies

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Lwinter Squash
              • Melons
              • Winter Squash

              Bought some last year and since they work bought more this year. Keep melons and veggies off the ground and dry as they ripen.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              elevate to save

              By long time garden lover

              from Central Georgia near Atlanta

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • keep dry
              • Protect
              • Simple solution

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Early Protection

                For an inexpensive solution to bottom rot, this plastic disk is the obvious answer. A winter squash can look healthy with firm hard skin where you find it somewhere on the vine, often hidden in flourishing damp conditions or resting on the dirt. It looks fine on top. Its bottom side is probably bleached looking and vulnerable to rot and insect attack. Its color is no concern but holes and rot are. So elevate! This disk gadget with its stake stuck into the ground underneath makes it so easy.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Melon and Squash Cradles

                By DE Gardener

                from Newark, DE

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Protects Squash Melons

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Cantelopes Melons
                  • Smaller Squash

                  Use single cradle to keep spaghetti or other smaller squash off the ground. Also works for melons if not too large. Can use two or more to hold larger fruit or squash up. Where ground is sloped can also be used to keep melons or squash in place.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Grow the best mellons

                  By Jeri

                  from Wisconsin

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Evenly Ripened
                  • No More Rotted Mellons

                  Cons

                  • Could Be Bigger

                  Best Uses

                  • Acorn Squash Too
                  • All Mellons Types

                  Love these! I can finally grow my favorite melon's without the bee's destroying them. They no longer get soft from laying on the ground. I have 3 sets and although they could be a little bigger to accommodate larger melon's, they are the best.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Keeps melons and squash dry

                  By Pat

                  from Southeast Arizona

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Had the best muskmelon crop this year. Bought a dozen cradles last year and it wasn't enough. Ordered more again this year.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        Great item

                        By Tom

                        from Niagara Falls, NY

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              These little gadgets are really great for keeping winter squash and cantaloupe off the ground and fresh and clean. Sadly they don't help keeping my pesky squirrels from taking a nip out of them. I wouldn't mind if they actually ate one, but they just take a bite, figure they don't like it, go on to the next and take a bite, don't like it, and go on. Not the brightest of animals. But cute.

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                              • No
                               
                              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

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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.
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