Video: Cucumber. Care, Cultivation, Reproduction. Vegetables. Plants In The Garden. Seedling. A Photo
Cucumber is a heat-loving and moisture-loving vegetable. By the way, it belongs to the pumpkin family. There are 3 types of cucumbers: gherkins, greenhouses and garden cucumbers.
In connection with the sharp change in the weather, the greenhouse method of growing cucumbers is often used recently. This method gives more guarantees to get a good, high-quality harvest.
About a month before planting in the ground, the seeds are pre-soaked, then germinated and the seeds are planted on seedlings. Best soaked in aloe extract. The seeds are soaked in an aloe extract half diluted with water, for 5-7 hours at a temperature of 22-23 degrees Celsius.
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Sowing seeds directly into the soil is possible only at the end of spring (second half of May), when the soil is sufficiently warmed up and the air temperature will not be lower than 14-16 degrees. Planting seeds in depth is about 2-3 cm, and in density no more than 4-6 bushes per square meter.
Before proceeding with the cultivation of cucumbers, it should be noted that this is a culture of the tropical climatic zone, and, therefore, it loves warmth and moisture. Accordingly, to obtain a good harvest, the ambient temperature should be ensured within the range of 25-30 degrees (at temperatures less than 15 degrees, oppression and growth arrest begins) and sufficient humidity.
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For sowing and cultivation, fertile loose soil saturated with organic matter is used. Fertilizers are applied locally - directly into the planting pit, the depth of which is about 40 cm. A layer of organic matter is placed in this hole, thoroughly mixed with the soil and covered with clean soil (black soil) on top of everything. During decomposition, the introduced organic matter releases heat, which has a beneficial effect on the growth of the bush. Due to the fact that the root system of cucumbers is quite small, attention should be paid to providing this crop with sufficient moisture. The place where the planting is carried out must be protected from strong winds and drafts, well illuminated by the sun for at least half a day.
Cucumbers are grown not only in greenhouses and vegetable gardens, but also in such unusual places as barrels. First, holes are made on all sides, then fertile soil is poured. In all the holes made, as well as on top of the barrels, germinated cucumber seeds are sown. The land is generously watered with lukewarm water. After a while, the whole barrel will be shrouded in green tops, and after another period of time, yellow flowers will appear. The crop grown in such an unusual way will surely delight you.
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