In order to be able to crunch with succulent greens in the middle of June, first they grow cucumber seedlings.
It is important to make sure that it does not stretch.
Cucumbers are long-time companions of farmers. It's nice to crackle with a green juicy fruit torn from the bed. To get this opportunity as early as possible, you must first grow cucumber seedlings. On such plants, the harvest is 3-4 weeks earlier than on those grown from seeds planted directly in the soil.
Seeds are given to the ground in an open or closedGround, when the threat of the return of spring frosts passes. In the middle lane is the end of May. At the same time, you can grow seedlings of cucumbers, which will quickly give the first harvest.
How to grow cucumber sprouts correctly
It is important to know a few rules:
1. To ensure that the seedlings are strong, its age should not be more than a month when planted in a permanent place. Usually it is 20-25 days.
2.; Be sure to plant the seeds immediately in separate wide pots. This plant does not like to be disturbed once, so the picking is excluded. The roots of the cucumber grow in breadth, for this reason the pots should not be narrow.
3.A plant grown at home can stretch. To avoid this, do not create too high a temperature in the room and observe the moderation in watering. This will help to avoid stretching. Seedlings will be sturdy, squat and have dark green leaves.
After knowledge is obtained, the theory canTo be embodied in practice, and the occupation is fascinating. It is interesting to observe how a small seed germinates, eventually turns into a bushy plant, on which yellow flowers first appear, and then green fruits.
From seeds to fruits
Before planting the seeds, they areA piece of thin tissue, placed in a light pink solution of potassium permanganate for 20 minutes to remove spores of viral diseases. After that, the seeds are washed and placed in a bowl, where a little water is poured, is kept at room temperature for a day.
It's time to season the seeds. To do this, the container with the contents is placed on the warmest shelf of the refrigerator, also for a day. Now you can plant seeds in separate pots, cover them with cellophane and put them in a warm place for germination.
That the seedlings were not bad, did not stretch,It is important to watch 3 times a day (in the evening, in the morning, in the afternoon), whether cotyledons have appeared from the earth. As soon as they became visible, a pot with a plant is placed on a light window sill.
First, the seedlings are grown at + 28 + 23 ° C. At lower levels, it may grow poorly. After 3 days, it is reduced to + 20 ° C. Then the seedlings will not stretch. This will help and not very frequent watering. The pots are moistened as the soil dries.
Cucumber likes to grow on a bed rich in organic. In such a place plants feel great and yields will be excellent.