Advice 2: Aphids on cucumbers: how to deal
- - ash;
- red pepper;
- - celandine;
- - plant potatoes or tomatoes;
- - Laundry soap.
Advice 3: Growing cucumbers in a barrel: pros and cons
If you wish to get not only a rich harvest of cucumbers, but also to add flavor to your plot, growing cucumbers in barrels is exactly what you need. Many gardeners who have already managed to try out this method in practice, don't want to grow cucumbers in the beds. Dare you to like this country the experiment, the more advantages he had enough.
First, the cucumbers in barrels is impressive and original. Just imagine how eventually drooping to the ground whip cucumber will mask the barrel. Such improvised beds on the plot will look very unusual and beautiful. But most importantly - like cucumber bed takes up significantly less space on the site and requires less fertile soil than traditional beds. So, only one barrel you can grow exactly the same vegetables as on a two-meter bed. And this trouble will require a lot less!
To place a barrel of pickles anywhere. Even where a traditional garden equip would be unreal. Thus, growing cucumbers in barrels will allow you to more rational use of suburban space.
Cucumbers are heat-loving culture. In a barrel planting will be much warmer than a regular bed. The bottom plants will get heat from the process of waste rotting, and the sides and top from the sun.
In addition, the process of loosening and weeding of cucumbers in barrels absolutely will not cause any discomfort. You will be comfortable not only to care for the plantings, but also to harvest. Agree that remove the cucumbers standing much easier and more enjoyable than sitting crouching or even crawling on the ground on his knees. Your cucumbers will fail to grow because the benefits you have on your mind.
Two hundred liter drums are available, not every gardener is, perhaps, the only disadvantage of growing cucumbers this way. If to speak about the significant drawbacks, they simply do not.
Advice 4: Side-shoot removing cucumbers in the open ground
Why make a side-shoot removing cucumbers
Stepchild is useless appendages that impede the development and growth of cucumber vines, making it impossible to tie the results. They deprive the plant of nutrients and necessary moisture. Stepchildren are formed on the main sprout leaves and remove them is necessary when growth reaches six inches. Pasynkovat cucumbers in the open ground, preferably closer to the middle of July, when the cucumber stem is in good condition and can give a good harvest. At the bottom of the stem it is necessary to leave two or three sprouts, to the end of harvest, on old stem, were able to receive the young plants, one rhizome. These simple steps can increase the emergence of new ovaries of cucumber and increase the harvest period.
Methods of pinching of cucumbers in the open ground
There are two ways how to pasynkovat cucumbers in the open ground. When you first removed the shoots, which were formed at the point where there is a nodal part of the stem, and the ovary of cucumbers need to leave. It happens in the outlets of the first five leaves. Formed a good volume and the Bush. The second method is more radical, in which in the axils of the first six leaves are removed along with stepchildren and ovary. To the immature plant had started to grow and gained strength, three you need to remove the joints from the beginning of growth. In the rest of the nodal points across the vine are removed only stepchildren.
Need to know what is pollinating (male) flowers grow on the main cucumber the vine, and the female on the lateral shoots. Side branches should form a shrub, but the growth on them of laterals need to be adjusted. The excess processes will delay the ripening of the harvest.
Side-shoot removing pollinated varieties of cucumber
Pollinated varieties of cucumbers are forming on the Central stem side-shoot removing the inverted pyramid. Basic cucumber vine is divided into four parts in length (starting from bottom). Pasynkovat cucumbers in the open ground begin with the first part, removing the shoots in the axils of the fourth leaf.
The second part of the scourge, after the appearance of the fifth and seventh leaf is remove side shoots: the point of growth of the lateral shoots is one leaf and the Bud of the flower, and the rest of the escape continues to further growth. You need a little pinched on the first sheet with one ovary.
The process of the growth of vines is going on, and from the eighth to tenth leaf side branches in the axils of the again pinch. In the third part of the whip the plant is at the two sheets and the same number of cucumbers. Starting from the eleventh sheet is cleared ovaries of cucumber. The shoots remain three leaf ovaries of cucumber. When the time came, and the cucumber whip formed two of the cucumber, then using pridobivanje stop further growth of the vines. From this moment begins the main branch occur on the sides.
It is desirable to prevent the further occurrence of shoots with flowers, and ovaries, as there is additional load on the stem.
Side-shoot removing cucumbers in the open ground will increase yield and improve the taste of the fruit.