CUCUMBERS F1 ALPINIST IN HOME CONDITIONS AND OUTDOOR GROUND
Is it possible to plant plants in the garden that bore fruit indoors during the off-season? Can. But it must be remembered that after that they need to follow a "diet".
My daughter decided to order tomato and flower seeds by mail in one large agricultural company at the end of autumn. Well, that's a good thing. But starting to study the catalog, I found in it a rather extensive "cucumber" section. And there is so much else! It's just that my eyes run up. Wow, she had already lived for many years, and even knew that there were so many in the world. I say to my daughter: “Maybe let's experiment with the green ones? All the same, you place an order. " She agreed, and I began to look closely at the new products.
Most of all I was interested in cucumbers Climber F1. And it's not about the name (although it is, of course, unusual): the description says that this is a hybrid of an early ripening period, and it can be grown not only in open ground or in a greenhouse, but also on a windowsill, because it is not too picky about lighting. This means that the harvest can be obtained not only from the end of spring, but also in the off-season. Who would refuse to crunch cucumbers when the garden is "on vacation"? Moreover, the annotation stated that the Climber is also distinguished by good yield.
Believe it or not? I decided to order all the same.
Received seeds in late autumn, sowed in winter. I looked - shoots appeared. Okay, started looking after them. The plants did indeed develop normally without any special illumination. They got stronger and began to bloom. Then on the bushes and the fruits tied: where two on one branch, where - three. Moreover, the cucumbers differed from each other in color and size, but they all looked strong, cheerful. I could not stop looking at them. And the plants sold out in earnest, their whips grew and grew, filling the window. First, I put them to the nails, which I drove into the frame, tied them up, and then I let them along the wall of the room.
The relatives came to visit and could not come to their senses in surprise - they thought at first that it was some kind of dummy. And the "dummy" bore fruit quite normally.
One day in the spring, my daughter says: "Mom, will I pick a couple of cucumbers for okroshka?" "Yes, of course, - I answer, rip." She began to take off the cucumbers, but through carelessness somehow pulled the whips, and they all collapsed to the floor. I already cried
What should I do? Back to me and my daughter all this in its original form can not be hung up. We took this whopper and with difficulty, but carried it out to the veranda - at least there is more light there. Maybe the plants will get away from stress? The entire veranda was wrapped in twine, straightened whips, fed, watered. And what? My cucumbers sat down, thought, and off we go: they moved up again.
As a result, the whips began to ask for the street, in the sun. And how will I release them if we have frosts even in May? But the veranda is already almost a real jungle. I allowed the lashes to crawl out, and since the door to the veranda could not be closed after that, I began to throw tulle on the lash at night. Well, then I got tired of it all. I went to the garden, chose a suitable bed, made holes and transplanted the Climber there.
But it turned out that a sharp increase in sunlight is contraindicated for my handsome man: two lashes burned out from the "sunburn".
On the rest, catching herself, she threw the same tulle, but it was too late: the leaves on them, too, began to turn yellow and soon dried up. But I didn't grieve. I think, well, I myself ate plenty of fresh cucumbers in the off-season, my daughter and her whole family were also satisfied, my relatives saw everything and were convinced that it was really possible to successfully grow greens in the room. So I did everything planned.
I am very pleased with the result. And in parallel, I studied the literature and found out that there are still varieties that are promising for growing on the windowsill. For example, Mirabella, Balcony, Berendey, Mahon Urban, Calendar, Balcony, Courage, Hummingbird. In general, there is still room and time for experimentation.
And you, dear summer residents-readers, buy new items, subscribe to catalogs, read, try, do not be lazy, and you will have everything, as young people say, OK. And for those who are chasing profit, I will say this: believe me, you cannot buy a car selling vegetables grown in a vegetable garden.
Reference by topic: Growing cucumbers in the Arkhangelsk region - planting and care
NOTE: CUCUMBERS IN BARRELS AND TRACES OF STORAGE
For the first two years, she grew cucumbers in the beds, but was left without crops. I don't risk it anymore. Now my cucumbers live in iron barrels, in the walls of which I have holes drilled.
Agricultural technology is as follows. After I take off the last fruits, I begin to free the barrel from the contents. I put the topmost layer in old buckets and leave it until spring. I lay the rest of the soil next to the barrels, and immediately begin to fill the empty containers with grass and all kinds of organic matter that I collect in the garden during the autumn harvest. By the spring, all this stuff decays, and I cover it with earth, which was stored all winter in buckets, and then I add ash and a little manure. And that's all - you can plant the cucumbers again.
I sow 10-12 seeds in each barrel. Why so much? Well, firstly, not all of them sprout, and secondly, I then remove weak shoots. By the way, I plant the seeds dry: I open the bag and shake out the contents. Then I pour warm water and cover the barrels with old non-woven tablecloths left over from anniversaries, and then glass. And there is my container with multi-colored "caps" (see photo). If it's cool outside, I leave shelters until the bushes grow to the edges of the barrels.
It is very convenient to take care of the plants, because I do not have to bend over. I feed them a "stink" made from grass, yeast, ash, manure and old jam, fermented and diluted in water 1:10. Favorite varieties - Cockney, Goosebump, Boyfriend. I'm not complaining about the harvest.
I have six barrels for cucumbers. But in the new season I will put the seventh - under the zucchini, and plant more horseradish on the edges in it.
© Author: Antonima VEGUN, Moscow region
© Author: A. KRYUKOVA Kalininsk, Saratov region.
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