EARLY CUCUMBERS: HARVEST FROM MAY 25
I have a 6 × 3 m greenhouse with one pass, I used to grow cucumbers and tomatoes in it, last year I decided to sow cucumbers alone. Peppers, eggplants and tomatoes grow well in the open field, and cucumbers in the beds do not want to grow at all.
In the greenhouse, after harvesting, I sow green manure, dig it up. In September, I removed cucumbers, washed the greenhouse with water and tar soap with a brush, rinsed it with clean water from a hose and sowed oats. Now it is thick and green. Calendula grows in the garden. I crush it and scatter it over the beds, then dig it up. In winter, I throw snow into the greenhouse several times.
In past years, I only had enough cucumbers from the greenhouse for food, and those from the open ground quickly turned yellow and dried up. I sprinkled them with a decoction of onion peel, a solution of hydrogen peroxide, watered them with a solution of Trichopolum, fed them with urea, chicken droppings, but there were still few of them - barely enough for salads.
In winter, I read an article by L. N. Shipitsyna "Why cucumbers do not want to grow." I decided to do everything as she did, and made her own additions.
At the end of March, I sowed hybrids Zozulya F1, Maestro F1, Claudius F1 and Eskimo F1 in half-liter beer cups. I bought seeds in a natural farming store, on April 16 I transplanted seedlings into a greenhouse. To do this, I first dug a ditch in the greenhouse on the western side with a depth of more than half a shovel bayonet and a shovel wide along the entire length of the greenhouse, stepping back from the wall 20 cm. under sugar. Then she scattered a bag of horse manure, and sprinkled ash and lime on top. I poured it with warm water, covered it with earth and watered it again. Three days later, the ground settled, and I planted seedlings of cucumbers. In the holes dug in the ground of the ditches, I added a preparation for root rot (one tablet each), poured a solution of a biofungicide.
Cucumbers grew well and tied up. The first cucumbers were plucked on May 25 - the Claudius variety.
I soak all the seeds in a solution of hydrogen peroxide. I put each variety in a separate glass of water and add a few drops of peroxide. Cucumber seeds germinate on the third day.
On April 25, she soaked the seeds of the varieties Millioner, Zozulya F1 and German F1, on May 20 she planted seedlings in a greenhouse on the east side. I dug ditches already across the beds, it turned out five grooves every 1 m. I planted two seedlings in each groove. I added coniferous litter to the grooves (there were no dried herbs anymore), horse manure, then lime and ash.
Watered, covered with earth, made holes and planted seedlings. In the process of growth, she pollinated cucumbers with ashes, sprinkled with a decoction of onion peel, and poured with a solution of the EM preparation according to the instructions. The most fruitful were Millionaire, Maestro F1 and Zozulya F1.
Last year there were a lot of cucumbers - they ate them themselves, prepared them for the winter, treated relatives and neighbors. In 2022, I will plant the same varieties.
And one moment. In September, a black aphid suddenly appeared on the bushes. She sprayed with both folk remedies and special preparations - the aphids became smaller, but it was not possible to completely get rid of it. The fruiting period extended, but everything had to be removed: the leaves and fruits were covered with some kind of shiny film and disappeared.
The greenhouse was washed with water and tar soap. What's next is written above.
© Author: T. R. GRECHIKHINA. Belgorod
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