Advice 1: How to prepare a bed for cucumbers

Experienced gardeners say to get a excellent crop of cucumbers in the summer, you need to plan well in advance and prepare for them a warm bed in autumn.
How to prepare a bed for cucumbers

How to prepare a flower bed for growing cucumbers in the open ground

For good growth and development of cucumbers need to make a layered, warm bed. Pick a suitable place, the place must be Sunny. The first layer — drainage. It will fit any branches, straw and grass. Place a layer at a depth of approximately 30-50 cm and how should tamp it. Then place a layer of fresh manure. As such, the patch needs to stand until spring, during this time, all the layers will settle.

In early may, pour a layer of fertile land (it is best to use humus). Put your arc and pull the film or nonwoven covering material. After a few days we will begin planting cucumbers. The manure will "burn out", releasing heat, resulting cucumbers will be very comfortable to grow and bear fruit.
In addition, the plant will get almost all the necessary nutrients for their development.

If you have not had the opportunity to prepare the cucumber patch in the fall, it is quite possible to do in the spring. Place a layer of manure (you can use neterprise), add 3 cups of wood ash and 100 g of narotski on 1 square meter. Then, pour a layer of soil and cover the bed with tape, placing it directly on the soil and pressed load. Leave a bed like this for at least a week. Then make a hole and drop them in the seedling or seeds of cucumbers, place arc and cover design wrap.

If is not possible to buy manure in advance, prepare the compost. During the summer, put in a bunch of grass, leaves, weeds. Periodically watered and turn with a pitchfork. The spring is supposed to be decomposed mass, which can be substituted by manure.
To accelerate the maturation of compost, water the plant debris EM-preparations.

How to prepare the soil for growing cucumbers in a greenhouse

Under greenhouse conditions a large crop of cucumbers can only be obtained on a soil rich in fertilizers and organic matter. To prepare the land in the spring. First remove the top layer of soil, then add manure. The layer should be quite thick, about 30-40 cm Make a few holes at a distance of about 1 m in each and pour one bucket of hot water. The manure will "burn out" and give off heat. After a couple of days in the greenhouse will be set a sufficient temperature for planting cucumbers.

Before planting, pour a layer of fertile substrate. Take grassy land (you can use the topsoil from the greenhouse), compost, clean sand or sawdust in the ratio 2:2:1. Pour the mixture into the manure and spread. On top of the garden shed pink solution of potassium permanganate to disinfect it.

Advice 2 : How to grow cucumbers on a warm ridge

Guaranteed harvest of cucumbers grown proven "old-fashioned" method. Warm ridge is able to give the first cucumbers in the early stages. In areas with a deficit of heat the best results in the cultivation of cucumber obtained only on biofuel.
How to grow cucumbers on a warm ridge

Cucumber is one of the favorite vegetables. Cultivation do it everywhere: cultivated in fields and in greenhouses vegetable farms on the ridges of the HOMESTEAD farms in apartments on the windowsill or on the balcony. Cucumber is cultivated in warmer areas and in cooler climates. Such a wide spread of cucumber obtained thanks to the precocity and yield.

Cucumber is an annual herbaceous plant of the Cucurbitaceae family. The homeland of the cucumber are the humid subtropics it is for this reason, to obtain high yield of cucumber requires a warm and humid microclimate. The cucumber growing seedling method is not quite correct reception. The root of the cucumber stem, length can reach 80-100 cm, But the bulk is at a depth of 20-30 centimeters. At the time of transplantation of seedlings, the root takes strong damage, and then a long time recovering and further gives a low yield. The best way to get an early crop of cucumbers is planting seeds in the warm range. A warm ridge to build in the open field and in a greenhouse at an earlier date. In the open ground to the ridge choose a Sunny and wind-protected place.

Soil preparation

Warm ridge is prepared from fresh cattle manure. A lot bertout width of 1.2 meters, custom lengths, height from 60 cm, But in each case, the sizes can be customized, depending on the availability of organic matter. Further, as the placing of organic matter, surely I come quickly tamped and shed water. Close the ridge of the prepared film and are waiting until then, when on the inside of the protectors will appear a drop of condensation. Ridge heats up to maximum temperature. After 4-5 days the temperature of combustion is lowered, and the first mushrooms to appear. At the time of occurrence of fungi form a ridge in the form of baths (depth 40 cm) or doing well (60x60 cm and depth 40 cm) through a certain distance. The wells fill with a soil layer of 20 cm and planted seeds (per square meter 4 seeds) to a depth of 3-4 cm, watered and cover with foil. A warm greenhouse is ready, as the germination of germs, over the ridge set of the arc. Watch the temperature of the air in the greenhouse and on Sunny days, open the foil for ventilation.

If for any reason you do not have the manure, you can use compost, folded from crop waste and household food waste. The top layer of stacked manure or pour a means to accelerate the composting of "Baikal EM-1". The size of the compost the individual ridges with a width of 1 meter. On the surface, pour the fertile soil layer of 20-30 cm and planted the germinated seeds or sprouts in peat pots or peat pellets.

The formation of cucumber

The growth and development of plants proceed to the formation of the stem. This is one of the main agronomic practices in the cultivation of cucumbers. On the sides of the ridge install poles with a height of 1.5 m, which are attached to the wire. From the Central wire to each spine omit a separate twine for tying vines of cucumber. The plant is formed in one main stem with side shoots. In the axils of the first four leaves, remove all stems and ovaries. The next two lateral escape of primitives after the first ovary of the first sheet and plate. Above the pinch on the second ovary and the second sheet. In the subsequent side shoots leaving three ovaries and three leaf plate. Upon reaching the Central escape of the height of the wire, escape throws and give grow to 60 cm, after which the Central primitive escape. It is impossible to prevent the development of side shoots – this will lead to shading of plants and yellowing of cucumbers. Throughout the growing period, remove yellowed leaves and side shoots otplodonosivshih. Mustache cut out because of inappropriate use of nutrients.

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