5 secrets of how to grow cucumbers in the open field.

The harvest of any culture depends on many factors. One of the most important is the correct planting of cucumbers in open ground and watering. Today we want to give you some tips on how to grow cucumbers so that you can crunch green cucumbers as early as possible.

5 secrets of how to grow cucumbers in the open field.

  1. It is best to grow cucumbers in the garden, in which humus is introduced. It is desirable to do this in the fall after the harvest, but it can be done in the spring, only in this case it is important that the humus is of high quality, well and completely rotten.
  2. How to plant cucumbers - grooves for planting cucumbers should be done at a distance of 40 - 60 cm from each other. The soil in the garden for cucumbers should be well-loosened and moist. Cucumber seeds are sown not in each groove, but in one, 4-5 pieces per 1 meter of a row. The remaining empty grooves are used for irrigation. With this method of planting cucumbers in open ground, the land near the sprout does not splash, does not stick together and does not settle, that is, retains its natural structure, breathes well.Also important is the temperature and quality of water for irrigation. Water should be taken warmed to the sun, collected rain or settled in a barrel.
  3. Use the trellis to grow cucumbers in the garden. Drive along the edges of the rows into the ground long, up to 150 cm pegs, stretch a plastic grid with large cells on them. Cucumbers will grow clinging to her mustache. If the stem of the plant spreads along the ground, it should be directed upwards and tied to the net.
  4. The first flowers and ovaries up to 6 - 7 leaves are recommended to be removed. This will contribute to the further growth of cucumbers.
  5. Make sure that there is no strong thickening, side shoots, regularly, every 7 - 10 days shorten or remove. It is better to pinch cucumbers in the evening, before watering, when there is less moisture in the plants - then they are not very fragile.

When to sow cucumbers on the garden bed.

Cucumber is a heat-loving culture, therefore it is sown in open ground when the soil warms to 14 degrees at a depth of 10 - 15 cm. This happens:

  • in the southern regions of Russia at the end of April;
  • in central Russia - mid-May;
  • in the Urals and Siberia - the end of May - the beginning of June.

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