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How to germinate seeds of cucumbers

How to germinate seeds of cucumbers

There are several ways of pre-treatment for germination of cucumber seeds.

Properly treated seeds give a more friendly and abundant harvest, and take out a short-term drop in temperature, which can not be achieved by conventional seeding.



First you need to make a selection for seeddetection of full-length, which will give the shoots. To do this, they should be dipped in a salty solution. Dissolve in 1 liter of water 2 teaspoons of salt without additives. Lower the seeds for 15 minutes. All that surfaced up - remove the remaining rinse under running water.


Immediately dip the seeds in a weak solution of potassium permanganate for disinfection 15-20 minutes.


Rinse after potassium permanganate is not necessary. Place the seeds in a moist cloth soaked in mineral fertilizers. For impregnating wipes dissolve 1 teaspoon of any complex fertilizer in 1 liter of water.


After one day put a container of pickles soaked quenching on the bottom shelf of the refrigerator for 12-15 hours.


Sow need as soon as seedsslightly slightly open, ie hatch. To do this, constantly expand the cloth and check. If most of the seeds was slightly opened, then it is time to sow. If you miss this point, and they will germinate badly, yields fall sharply, the seedlings are weak and rare.


Sow must be in well-heated soil fertile.


It is possible to produce seed seedling method. To do this, sown two or three of them in peat pots. After the seedlings to leave one the strongest plant. Sow can be 30-40 days before planting in the ground under the shelter. Pots planted, bury the plant to the cotyledons. If vines begin to grow in pots, their tie to a thin rod.


While not pass the threat of frost, cucumbers must be kept under cover. The film was then removed, and the plant is tied to a trellis.


Care is feeding, watering and shaping lashes.

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