To be able to crunch juicy Zelentsy in mid-June, first grown cucumber seedlings.
It is important to make sure that it is not stretched.
Cucumbers - old satellites farmers. It's nice crunch green succulent fruit, plucked from the garden. As soon as possible to obtain such a possibility, it is necessary first to grow the seedlings of cucumber. At these plants harvest is 3-4 weeks earlier than those grown from seed planted directly into the ground.
Seeds interred in open or closedground when the threat passes the return spring frosts. In the middle lane - this is the end of May. At the same time it is possible to grow seedlings of cucumbers, which quickly gives the first harvest.
How to grow seedlings of cucumber
It is important to know a few rules:
1; To seedling was strong, her age at landing a permanent seat should be no more than a month. Usually it is 20-25 days.
2.; Make sure the seeds should be planted immediately in individual pots wide. This plant does not like to be disturbed once again, so pick is excluded. Cucumber roots grow breadth pots for this reason should not be narrow.
3.; Plants grown at home, can be extended. To avoid this, you do not need to create too high a temperature in the room and it is necessary to observe moderation in watering. This will help avoid stretching. The seedlings will be strong, stocky, and have dark green leaves.
Once the knowledge obtained, the theory canimplemented in practice, and is a fascinating hobby. It is interesting to see how a small seed grows, eventually turns into a bushy plant, which first appear yellow flowers, and then the green fruit.
From seed - to the fruit
Before you plant the seeds, put them ina thin slice of tissue is placed in a light pink solution of potassium permanganate for 20 minutes to remove the spores of viral diseases. Thereafter, the seeds were washed and placed in a bowl, where some water is poured, kept at room temperature for a day.
It's time to hardening of seeds. To do this, the contents of the bowl to put on the warmest shelf of the refrigerator for a day, too. Now you can plant seeds in separate pots, cover them with plastic and put them in a warm place for germination.
To seedlings it was not bad, not stretched,it is important to look 3 times a day (in the evening, morning, noon), whether from the land of the cotyledons appear. As soon as they became visible, a pot with a plant put on a bright windowsill.
First, the seedlings were grown at + 28 + 23 ° C. At lower it can not grow. After 3 days, it was lowered to + 20 ° C. Then the seedlings will not be drawn. This will help and not very frequent watering. Pots moisturize as drying of the soil.
Cucumber loves to grow in the garden, rich in organic matter. In such a place the plants thrive and yield will be canceled.