Top dressing of cucumbers in an open ground and the greenhouse: 13 national recipes, than to feed cucumbers.
Cucumbers are very responsive plants for organic dressing. There is a large number of recipes than to feed cucumbers, and each gardener chooses his own way and frequency of feeding. We recommend you folk remedies feeding cucumbers. They are the most natural and proven.
How and when to fertilize cucumbers
Cucumbers in the garden feed every two weeks. Top dressing cook different and always alternate.
Recipe 1.In a 200 - liter barrel I put:
- wood or grass ash shovel;
- half a bucket of manure;
- bucket of straw or fallen leaves;
- spade of humus, compost or garden land;
- sand shovel;
- 1 l of whey or yogurt;
- 3 liters of beer, infused for 2 - 3 days (in 3 liters of non-chlorinated water I grow 5 tablespoons of sugar and a pinch of yeast).
In a barrel composition insist week, stirring a couple of times. When using diluted with water at least 1: 1.
Recipe 2.I fill a 200 - liter barrel for 2/3 with weeds, pour 2 ash shovels, fill it with water and close it with film. I insist 2 weeks, when using diluted with water 1:10.
Recipe 3.I fill a 200 - liter barrel for a third with fresh manure, fill it with water, insist 2 weeks, after I dilute it with water 1:10.
Recipe 4.I prepare fertilizers for cucumbers in open ground from chicken manure and I cook similarly to the 3rd recipe, but before watering I dilute it with water 1:20.
Recipe 5.And in the fall I bring a couple of buckets of garden land to the cellar, and in the spring I add it to the holes when planting cucumbers. This helps the rapid restoration of soil microflora. This method is especially useful for growing cucumbers in the Urals and Siberia.
Organic mash - feeding cucumbers in the greenhouse and on the garden
My cucumbers really like this dressing. The first time I feed the plants with this composition at the very beginning of flowering, the second - during the mass fruit set, and then as needed (if the whips start to turn yellow).
I fill the 40-liter barrel for 2/3 with grass without seeds (you can use fresh weeds, I prefer nettle and burdock). I fill about 1 kg of chicken droppings there (also goose, from ducks or turkeys will do, but it needs a little more - 1, 3 - 1.5 kg per barrel and 8 - 0 kg of rabbit manure (cow's can be)).
Next, pour the barrel to the brim with water and cover with a lid so that the process takes place without access of sunlight. Twice a day mix the mixture slightly. After 3–5 days (in hot weather) or a week later, in (cool), a film appears on the surface of the barrel - the concentrate is ready! Long stick thoroughly mix the composition. The rest of the grass and manure forks stand on the compost pile. Liter of infusion is diluted in 10 liters of water.
On the advice of an agronomist, I use a natural growth stimulator based on valerian flowers (it blooms from June to August). Cucumbers after the procedure bloom profusely, the fruits grow dense, healthy.
I pass through the meat grinder fresh raw materials, squeeze the juice through gauze, folded in 2 - 3 layers. I pour it into a bottle, close it tightly and keep it in the fridge. I add 10 drops of juice to 10 liters of water, mix well, pour it into a spray bottle and spray it on the leaves. 2 - 3 such treatments are quite enough.I use valerian juice for processing. As for the tincture of valerian, sold in pharmacies, I can not vouch for it, because it is on alcohol.
Yeast feed for cucumbers
100 grams of fresh yeast dissolved in a small amount of water, add 0.5 tbsp. Sahara. Dilute all 2.5 liters of distilled water and leave to ferment. Shake the can from time to time. The yeast dressing will be ready when the fermentation process stops. 1 cup of the composition is dissolved in 10 liters of water and cucumbers are poured over 1 liter under the bush.
Feeding cucumber yeast gives a stunning effect. The crop grows rich and healthy. Yeast dressing can be alternated with nettle.
Top dressing of cucumbers in the greenhouse and open ground from nettle
Fresh nettle cut, chop and fill it to half a bucket. Pour 10 liters of water, cover with a lid and insist 5 days. When the nettle ferments, dilute the concentrate with water (1:10) and feed the cucumbers.
Feeding cucumber ash
Ash is a great natural fertilizer. She is loved by many gardeners.
Ash is a natural and harmless source of potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, calcium, copper, and sulfur. Due to the high content of potassium in its composition, plant ash is recognized as an excellent natural potash mineral fertilizer.And potassium has a beneficial effect on the growth and proper formation of the cucumber stalk.
Vegetable ash is a good and completely harmless natural mineral fertilizer. He will not do any harm. It is possible to use ash as a fertilizer at all stages of growing cucumbers:
- in the ash solution you can soak the seeds for planting;
- she feeds the seedlings;
- it has a beneficial effect on the formation of the stem of a growing culture;
- it is harmless at the stage of flowering and fruiting vegetables.
For feeding cucumbers ash is used in the form of talkers. To do this, in 10 liters of water should be diluted 1 cup of ash. The resulting volume is used at 2 square meters. m planting area of cucumbers. Talk of ash poured under the root. Apply it no more than 1 time per week.
As a fertilizer, ashes can be applied under the root of cucumbers and in dry sifted form. But in this case, it must be watered from above, so that it absorbs deep into the soil, and does not dissipate from the surface. It is necessary to use such option of top dressing too no more than 1 time a week.
But, despite all its positive properties, the ash should not be mixed with other types of fertilizer, otherwise it may enter into an unexpected chemical reaction.Therefore, for a complete feeding of vegetables, fertilizers should not be mixed, but alternated after a certain period of time.
Top dressing of cucumbers in open ground
To prolong the fruiting of cucumbers, in the beginning of August I will feed them. Under the root of the pour a solution of mullein (1:10) with the addition of two handfuls of ash and 1 tbsp. l superphosphate or potash fertilizers, and then immediately pour water with warm water. Days after 7, I spray bushes (I try on both sides of the leaves) with a solution of urea (2 tsp on a bucket of water). This treatment, in addition to feeding, is also a good prevention of powdery mildew and bacteriosis, which at that time are not uncommon.
I try to collect cucumbers regularly so as not to delay the growth of new ones. If the night is promised to be cold, the bed is covered with film. I remove cucumbers until September!
And my friend cucumber lashes down from the trellis to the 4th-5th interstitial, puts this part of the stem on loose earth and slightly sprinkles with humus. They put down additional roots. He says it rejuvenates the bushes and increases the yield.
The best fertilizer for cucumbers from green grass
To feed cucumbers in a greenhouse, you can spray the plants with a special green hood.Install in a greenhouse 20 - liter capacity, half filled with nettle, snytyu, plantain and dandelion. Add in hay, a handful of compost. Fill with water to the top and leave to ferment for 8 days. After dilute with water 1: 5. These folk remedies feed cucumbers contribute in the amount of 1 liter is made after watering under each bush cucumber 1 time in two weeks.
EM - mulch for cucumbers
To feed and protect cucumbers from diseases, and at the same time from drying out of the soil and the formation of a crust on it, we prepare EM - mulch.
We fill the 100 - liter barrel for 2/3 with mowed fresh and slightly stale grass (it is advisable to take more nettle). In 5 liters of water, stir 1 liter of solution of any EM-drug and old jam. Pour this composition into the barrel and pour water into it to the top. Tightly close for a week. We dilute 0.5 liters of the prepared solution in 5 liters of water and water the plants, and lay all the cake remaining in the barrel on the beds (especially in the greenhouse), but so that it does not touch the plant stems.
So that the barrel does not rust, last year, before filling it, they put heavy garbage bags of 160 liters into it. So the infusion is even easier to close from the access of air - just enough to tie a package.