GROWING WOODS AND ZUCHINI
Zucchini and zucchini belong to the pumpkin family and are sometimes confused with each other. By and large, zucchini is a type of zucchini, only their bushes are more compact and more productive, and the fruits are softer and slightly smaller in size.
I want to share my personal experience of growing zucchini and zucchini. There are many varieties and hybrids of these garden crops (they are yellow, white and green). I grow Gribovsky-37, Zebra, Tsukesha and Zolotinka, and they have never let me down. I'm afraid to seem completely unoriginal, but in order to grow a rich harvest of these vegetables, you need to properly care for them. And then, if the weather permits, you can do without greenhouses.
I at least grow them outdoors, next to tomatoes and legumes. Since zucchini and zucchini prefer light and loose soil, I begin to prepare the beds for them in the fall. I dig it well, adding humus (5 kg for each square meter), as well as double superphosphate and potassium sulfate (25 g for the same area). In the spring, I dig the soil again.
Sowing is carried out in cloudy weather or in the evening. On the beds, I make small depressions every 50 cm and in each I add a handful of ash mixed with earth so that the growing seedlings would not get burned in the future. I put two seeds in the holes just in case, cover them with soil, water and mulch the beds with humus.
Shoots appear in one to two weeks. If two sprouts appear from one hole, then I leave one of them in the same place, and transplant the second into a separately dug hole. And before transplanting, I water the plants well and choose them along with small clods of soil.
I spend the main watering early in the morning or late in the evening only with water that has been set in the sun (if you use cold water, the roots of plants can rot).
I do this every five days, and in case of severe drought - every other day. During flowering and fruit formation, I water it a little more often, and 10 days before harvesting, I almost stop water procedures so that the fruits are tastier and not watery.
I combine watering with dressing. At the very beginning of flowering, I treat zucchini and zucchini with complex organic and mineral fertilizers. If it happens that there are few ovaries or the resulting fruitlets have a non-standard shape, then I do the following top dressing: I dissolve 2 g of boric acid in 500 ml of hot water, then I dilute everything with clean water up to 10 liters and spray the plants with the resulting solution.
After such a treat, not only new ovaries begin to actively appear and the fruits become stronger, but the bushes themselves acquire resistance to diseases and pests and more easily tolerate weather vagaries. I remove bad or excess leaves and fruits, so that the pollination of flowers by insects is better. I regularly weed and gently loosen the soil around the stems.
Reference by topic: Zucchini and squash - growing, planting and leaving from A to Z
ZOOKINI AND ZUCHINI - FIGHTING PESTS
In the second half of summer, zucchini and zucchini can become victims of the whitefly, which also leaves a shiny bloom on the fruit, where mushrooms begin to multiply. This leads to a cessation of plant growth and death. I get rid of the whitefly by spraying with garlic infusion. I prepare it like this: I pour 150 g of chopped cloves in 1 liter of water and leave for five days. Then 1 tbsp. l. I dissolve the infusion in 1 liter of water and carefully process the plants with this solution.
The melon aphid, which is very fond of the juice of young plants, also causes great harm to plantings.
The result of her work is drying of leaves, stems and flowers. To get rid of this uninvited guest, I use the following solution. In 10 liters of hot water I breed 2 glasses of ash and 1 tbsp. l. liquid soap and insist for a day. Then I filter and process the plants.
In dry weather, zucchini and zucchini leaves can also be affected by spider mites. Spraying with plain water helps to combat it. If it doesn't work, I use another remedy: in 10 liters of water I dilute a glass of chopped onions, 3 tbsp. l. ash, 1 tbsp. l. hot pepper and 1 tbsp. l. soap, I insist for a day and filter. I use soda infusion from time to time for spraying: in 1 liter of water I dilute 1 tbsp. l. (with top). Leaves heavily affected by pests or diseases are torn off and burned. And so that the fruits do not rot from contact with the soil, I put small planks under them.
I cut the first fruits 40 days after planting, because young zucchini and zucchini with small seeds inside and thin skin are the most delicious, juicy and tender. Then I harvest the crop regularly so that more new fruits are set. But I leave a few things for seeds until autumn.
I carefully remove them from the vegetables, dry them well in the shade, and then fold them into paper envelopes. I carry out the final harvesting of fruits in September, choosing a dry, not rainy day. I must say that ripe zucchini and zucchini are distinguished by good keeping quality. I store them in the hallway on the floor next to the door at room temperature.
And finally, I'll be a little clever. Zucchini and zucchini are very healthy, as they contain vitamins A, B, C, E, H and PP, as well as proteins, pectins, mineral salts and trace elements such as calcium, potassium, magnesium, zinc, iron and phosphorus. And most importantly, the fruits of these cultures are low in calories, so they can be consumed without any harm to the figure. Zucchini and zucchini masks brighten and rejuvenate the skin.
I hope that my advice will help you achieve good results in obtaining a rich harvest.
Reference by topic: Cultivation of zucchini and zucchini in the Oryol region: planting and care
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© Author: Svetlana Martynova. Oryol
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