You will need
  • - seeds of cucumbers;
  • - solution of potassium permanganate;
  • - nourishing soil for seedlings;
  • - plastic cups, peat pots or pellets.
Planting the seeds of cucumber seedlings must be started no earlier than mid-April, as the strong seedlings, ready for planting in the ground, at the age of 25-30 days. Cucumber seeds pre-process in a solution of potassium permanganate (2 g per Cup of water). This will help to disinfect them from possible diseases. Place in the resulting pink solution for 30 minutes and then rinse thoroughly in running water.
To cucumbers gave amicable shoots, give the seed to germinate. Put it on a saucer or small plate with a wet cotton cloth, lay on it the prepared cucumber seeds, cover the same with wet material from the top and put in a warm place. Moisturize periodically, but do not put seeds. Leave for 2-3 days, during which time they should arise.
Since cucumbers do not tolerate transplanting, then seeds need to land in separate cups, so that when planting in the ground the roots are injured as little as possible. Take plastic cups or special containers for seedlings, it is also very easy to grow cucumber seedlings in peat pots or pellets.
In the bottom of each Cup make a hole and fill it with nutritious soil. The substrate should be light and moisture-permeable. Make it from the garden soil and humus, you can add to the mix a little sawdust, and vermiculite.
Before planting the soil is wet, make 2 holes to a depth of 1.5-2 cm, put in every one seed and cover them with the substrate. Put the cups on the tray and place on a warm and Sunny windowsill. In a similar way to plant the seeds of cucumbers seedlings in peat pots, but they don't need to make drainage holes.
Very convenient to grow cucumber seedlings in the peat pellets. Put them in a pan and cover with water. After a few hours they swell and you can plant the prepared seeds. Put them in one hole on the surface of the tablet. Top seeds pour universal soil ready for seedlings.
Peat tablets and soil in the peat pots dry out very quickly, so you need to periodically check the planting and more, to water the plants. Otherwise, seedlings will quickly die.
So the seedlings are not stretched, provide good lighting. If it is Sunny, they will have enough natural light. But in cloudy weather, in the morning and evening dosvechivat seedlings fluorescent lights.
2 weeks after landing, do the fertilizing liquid complex fertilizers. The cucumber seedlings are ready for planting in the ground if the plant is 2-3 true leaves, the seedlings are sturdy and stocky.