To grow cucumbers in bags, first and foremost, you must prepare the inventory. This:
- bags made of polyethylene with a volume of 60 liters, with two sacks on each "bed";
- wooden lath or stick with the height of 2 meters;
- tube with holes along its entire length, is hollow inside, with a diameter of several centimeters. Tubes need to advance with one end close;
Where to grow cucumbers in bags
Now define the place for the garden: it must be Sunny in the morning, but at the same time, shaded in the hottest part of the day so that the leaves are not burned from the sun's rays. And in the heat of the water evaporated faster, the land becomes drier. Dig this place a very deep hole, the diameter from the prepared trash bag. So the bed will be more stable.
Prepare the garden bags for growing cucumbers
Next pass one bag to another so the bed collapsed, if one bag breaks. Fill half with soil from the site, soil, store-bought fertilizers, manure or humus, in General, there is plenty to choose from. Well examine the ground to not fall branches and other sharp objects, so as not to tear the bag. Install the patch into the prepared hole.
To bed was more stable, the bags should be thicker and stronger. Now in the center install a two-meter stick, and a circle – hollow tubes with holes. The first essential for a garter of cucumbers grown already, and the second for irrigation and fertilizer. Add the soil in the bag almost until the end. Tuck the edges of the bag, making, thus, the side, and wrap the entire bag with duct tape. The tape will give the bed stability and integrity.
How to grow cucumbers in bags, seedlings or seeds?
Seedlings need to prepare in advance. It may be seeds and seedlings. Best suited seeds, prepared last year, as a 2-3 year old cucumbers will have more flowers "female", which then form the ovary. If seeds are purchased, to help prepare them to read.
- Warm up seeds at a temperature of 60 grads for 2 hours;
- collect only good seeds: in water, poor and empty seeds float;
- tempering: soak the selected seeds in warm water for one day, and then place the container with the seeds in the refrigerator for 3 days;
- sprouted seeds in the usual way.
Before all this procedure is to dry the seeds near the battery throughout the month.
How much can you grow cucumbers in the bag
You can now proceed to the main planting cucumbers in the ground.
In the bag the average amount you can put about 10-15 cucumbers. Gardeners have resorted to trickery in the bag they put 4-5 plants and the rest from the sides. To do this, make slits in the bag, back and planted cucumbers. Importantly, the cuts were not close to each other.
Tie the cucumbers should be when will grow 5-6 leaves. For this and need a rack in the middle of the garden. The higher you attach the second end of the rope on the stick, the higher will sprout and cucumber. But too high to tie up is not worth it.
Growing cucumbers in bags: how to throw
Go to the watering. Watering cucumbers going through the installed tube, it is convenient, even more convenient watering cans, as the land is so well hydrated, and water does not fall on the leaves of plants. In especially hot days, water should at least once in 2 days. The same applies to fertilizers: they must be in liquid form.
If you want to harvest cucumbers of the bags throughout the summer and until autumn, then plant several different varieties, ranging from early and ending late. Don't forget to cover the bed in frost or before a rain, because excess moisture can't get out of bed, and hail can beat young seedlings.
To grow cucumbers in bags is convenient and profitable
The advantage of this patch is that it can be placed on the site on the ground or on the balcony or loggia. Do not forget to remove it in the shade, if the balcony facing South. In addition, you do not need to weed, loosen the earth. Another advantage can be called the minimality of the likelihood of many diseases that affect greenhouse and ground plants. So for those who have small plots of land, can be recommended to grow cucumbers in bags.