Cucumbers do not like stressful situations. To prevent bitter taste and disease, which often affects these plants, provide comfortable conditions during flowering and fruiting. During this period, it is important to have enough moisture, and the soil was always moist. Cover the bed with plastic wrap immediately after planting in the soil of the cucumber seedlings. To protect plants well suited to modern sealing material that transmits infrared radiation. All shelters with the beginning of flowering should be removed.
Use organic mulch to hasten fruiting, and increase yields. But straw can be used for this purpose only after the soil has warmed up to 20 degrees. Mulching will help maintain moist soil conditions and will protect the garden from weeds.
This plant does not like direct sunlight, heat. At high temperatures increases the amount of male flowers. Make sure to have a bed with cucumbers harboring delicate shade – you can make a hedge of taller plants, or even to pull the awning late in the 40-50% sunlight.
Planted cucumber seedlings in warmed and well-drained soil with pH 6-7. For feeding use the infusion of nettle and dandelion with water in соотношении1:1:10.
Provide each cucumber Bush ample space for growth. If you are using the trellis method, the distance between the bushes must be 20-30 cm In bed position the seedlings about 1 m apart and the distance between beds should be 120-150 cm
To get a good harvest is possible, selecting the right variety of cucumbers for planting. Consider the conditions of growth period and the duration of fruiting, for salads or for pickling you will use the resulting harvest.
There are varieties that don't taste bitter, but the taste of these cucumbers is softer, is not expressed strongly. If you prefer cucumbers with a more intense flavor, get rid of the bitterness in the fruit, if it appeared, can cut off the skin and cut off 2-3 cm of the fetus from the side of the tail.