Cucumbers: easy and simple
I want to tell you how easy it is to grow cucumbers easily and without any particular problems, if you cannot devote enough time to them. I have 10 years experience in growing cucumbers. I tried it differently: both in the greenhouse, and in the greenhouse, and just in the open ground. The harvest was not bad, but how much work you had to invest, and you won’t go anywhere! But then in an old book I read an article, I don’t remember the author anymore, and began to grow myself according to his recommendations. Just great!
First, of course, as usual, I prepare a nice warm bed sometime in early May, then cover it with last year’s film, which I removed from the greenhouse and leave it so that the earth warms up. Usually, after the May holidays, the cold returns briefly, but by May 20 it is warming again.
I make cross-shaped incisions in the film in two rows along the bed. I slightly drip the film so that it does not move. I dig in so that the sides of the ridge are also covered with a film, that is, the film should be wider than the garden. I plant dry seeds in these cuts. Watering and all. I wait until it rises.
Of course, if you are not sure about the quality of the seeds, you can plant two seeds. If you are afraid that frost will hit, then throw covering material on top. At the end of May or the beginning of June, the cucumbers will rise and begin to grow up quietly.
While small - you need to pour them directly into the holes once a week, but you can water them directly on the film: no problem! Water itself will go to the wells. Then, over the 5th, 6th leaf, the crown must be pinched, this will accelerate the development of the side lashes and, naturally, increase the yield of cucumbers.
When you notice that weeds have grown under the film, they must be weeded out. Carefully, first on one side of the garden bed, pick up the film and, without removing it from the cucumbers, pick up the weeds, then on the other side. But now the film can be dug up better: you won’t have to lift it anymore, weeds will not grow, since cucumber greens will cover the entire film, and weeds will not grow in the dark. Now it remains only to water and wait for the harvest.
But I do a little more. When the cucumbers grow a little, the husband puts the trellis to a height of 1 meter and we pull the trellis net, and then let the cucumbers on the net. In this embodiment, the main stem can be pinched later, when it grows to the trellis. It turns out that cucumbers grow clinging to the net: with such a house, the cucumbers are neat and hang, and they are clearly visible.
Around the middle of July, I begin to preserve cucumbers, since there are already a lot of them. About once a week I pour cucumbers with a strong solution of potassium permanganate right on the leaves: from all sorts of diseases. It is good to grow cucumbers in this way: it will rain, if you have no time, and weed is not necessary, and they are not afraid of cold, because the roots are warm. And in September, if you are afraid of frost, throw the covering material on top, and your cucumbers will grow in September.