Advantages of cucumber. Cultivation and care
For several years already on the territory of Russia allMore and more gardeners grow a new hybrid - ogurdynyu. The first such cucumber-melon appeared here, in our country, thanks to breeders. It fructifies to frosts and is resistant to pests, but birds are also not indifferent to its fruits.
What is the advantage of this pumpkin plant?
At a young age, the fruits are very similar in shape and tastecucumber. The more a vegetable ripens, the more it starts to resemble a melon in shape and taste. The flesh in the ripe fruit is yellow-orange, and the harvest, like all cucumbers, is prolific. The plus is that it ripens faster than a melon, and the weight of a single fruit can reach a kilogram. It is also convenient that you can eat tasty gourds in both ripe and unopened form. Plant cultivation is about the same as that of cucumber and melon. Despite the fact that the plant is thermophilic, there are varieties that bear fruit well in the open ground.
Peculiarities of growing
Usually processed seeds in oatssow in a sufficiently moist soil, as soon as the weather becomes warm. In this case, the distance between plants should be about a meter. The first shoots appear after 5-7 days. If there was a desire to get an earlier result, then you can resort to breeding seedlings of ogurdyni. Cultivation in this case will take place in pots with humus-earth contents. Planting seedlings is recommended a month before transfer to the ground. After regularly watered. In the ground can be planted, once the warm weather is established and frosts are not expected, since they are afraid of gourd. Growing in a greenhouse or a greenhouse should begin with pulling out deep pits into which it is necessary to pour a liter of water. The pots are placed 2-3 cm below the surface of the earth. Seedlings should also be planted about a meter apart. After that, small plants must be sheltered. While the air does not warm up to 20 degrees, they should be under the cover material. In order for fruits to appear earlier, the apex should be plucked. Do this when the first 3 or 4 fetuses appearOgurdyni. Cultivation of this pumpkin plant will be successful if from autumn the soil is prepared for planting.
This plant is quite demandingsoil fertility. Therefore, before soil is digested in autumn, humus (15-20 kg per 1 m), ammonium nitrate (15 g), potassium sulfate, superphosphate are added to it. With the advent of spring, the soil is thoroughly loosened and kept in a clean condition until sowing. Then you will get a big harvest of gherduni. Cultivation will be successful and with proper care.
Care of plants
Usually you need to make timelyweeding, loosening between beds, watering the soil where the gardening grows. Cultivation will be successful if the breakthrough is carried out twice: when the plant will have the first real leaf and with the formation of the third or fourth. Simultaneously with this procedure loosen the soil - about 3-4 times. This vegetable is not whimsical and well-behaved even during the dry summer. If the precipitation is prolonged during ripening, the fruits may not be so sweet.