Cucumber is very whimsical to weather conditions and loves the heat. Seeds germinate at a temperature of 12-14°C. best of all, this vegetable crop is developing in the afternoon at a temperature of 25-30°C, and at night it should not be below 15°C.
Especially heat is required during flowering. If the temperature in this period drops to 16°C, to bear fruit, the plant will be significantly less. But the most dangerous development is the sudden changes in temperature, in this case, the fruit may not be at all.
In addition to heat cucumber loves moisture. The reason for this are the large leaves and roots, which are located almost on the surface.
Cucumber refers to the ripening crops. Which means the more light it will get, the better the result. The most optimal is an open place with good lighting.
Before sowing the cucumber seeds, you should fertilize the land with minerals. Used for sowing better seeds 2 or even 3-year exposure. Such plants due to the greater formation of female flowers (there is a better self-pollination), harvest much more than others. Initially, seeds are soaked in 3% salt solution, then thoroughly rinsed with water and are dried. After all seeds must be heat treated, the temperature should be about 55°C and to survive they need about 6 hours.
Soil before sowing, it is necessary to measure the temperature at a depth of 7-8 cm should be at least 8 to 11°C. to Make it better in the beginning of may, then a deep frost can hardly be expected.
After its first sprouting, you must paraglide the land to a depth of 8 cm.
Weed to help cope herbicides.
Optimum moisture level of the soil for this vegetable is considered a humidity of 80%. So you always need to be watching that. If the place is chosen correctly, and it gets a lot of sunlight, then evaporation occurs much more quickly, and it hurts the amount of harvest.
As soon as the plant gives the 2 of these uncovered (or half-open) sheet is necessary to conduct the first treatment of diseases. To use this requires fungicides. Subsequent processing is conducted with a small interval of 12 to a maximum of 15 days.
Harvesting is better done manually, not using any industrial equipment. Harvest is done every 2 days, usually not recommended.