Patissons, in terms of their taste and nutritional qualities, are like zucchini, they belong to the same family of pumpkin.
These vegetables come from Central and South America, they came to us at the end of the XIX century from the coast of the Mediterranean Sea.
In the pulp of nutrients more than zucchini.
They do not resemble tastes like artichokes or asparagus, but with canning - white mushrooms.
Growing patissons is not very difficult: they are rather unpretentious.
Hold the seeds for a few days in the sun to increase their germination.
Then soak in an epin-extra (0.25 ml / l water) solution for 2 hours or zircon (0.6 ml / 150 ml) for 1 hour.
After put in bags of gauze, whichSoak in the water. For 3 - 5 days, hold for 6 hours at a temperature of 18 ° C, and then - 18 hours at 2 ° C and then - according to the same scheme. Stir the seeds constantly, do not let them dry. When there are white sprouts, you can sow.
When sowing, maintain the distance between eachThe future plant is 60 × 60 or 70 × 70 cm. Pre-pour the wells or rows with water, let it soak. Seeds should be sealed at a depth of 3 to 4 cm for heavy soils or 5 to 6 cm for the lungs. It is better to put 2-3 seeds in one place - for guaranteed shoots. But not very close, but at a distance of 2-3 cm apart.
Top up the soil with peat or pullFilm. When the shoots appear, cut the film over the shoots. Such a measure will protect the seeds from hatching by birds and provide the patissons with additional heat.
When the first real leaves appear, remove the weak plants, leave the strongest ones. Those that are weaker can not be thrown out, but transplanted to another place, they may get accustomed.
Water the patissons twice a day - in the morning and in the evening with warm water. Regularly loosen and weed the beds.
Two weeks after the emergence of sprouting mow down the patissons, to form the adventitious roots. When there are 3-4 real leaves, again hone.
Feed the plants in a period of active growthInfusion of mullein or chicken manure. When the buds bloom, fertilize them with ashes dissolved in water, with the addition of urea. After the appearance of the first fruits for fertilizing use phosphorus-potassium fertilizers.
If the patissons strongly expand, pinch the growth point. In the case of heavily thickened bushes, cut out several medium sheets. Remove the lower leaves and diseased ovaries.