How to grow cucumbers in the open field at their summer cottage?
In different climatic zones experienced gardeners know some of the features and secrets of how to grow cucumbers in the open field. For example, if in the south each year it is possible without special devices (used to create all the necessary conditions forheat-loving cucumber) and special efforts to achieve a good harvest of this crop, then in the middle zone things are completely different. According to statistics, for growing in the open field of many favorite cucumbers favorable time falls only 3 times in 10 years.
How to grow cucumbers in the open field?
There are many effective and simple agrotechnical methods, thanks to which you can grow a fairly good crop of cucumbers in spite of any statistics. The fact is that we have the opportunity to use numerous ultra-ripening, high-yielding varieties of cucumber – sprinters.As well as reliable modern ukryvny materials, various tools used to stimulate plant growth and combat diseases of vegetable crops, and other scientific achievements. If you will promptly and competently carry out all the recommendations repeatedly tested by experienced gardeners, then every year at your summer cottage, on the open ground, from 1 m2you can easily harvest up to 10 kg of the crop.
Varieties of cucumbers for open ground:
1. Optimal for salting - "Murom" and "Nezhinsky."
2. The “steppe” variety is well resistant to droughts.
3. Universal hybrid - "rural fair".
4. Early ripening - “Moscow salting” and “Altai early”.
5. Bee pollinated hybrids - “spring”, “Santana”, “Octopus”, “Othello”, “Libelle”, “Annushka”, “Farmer”, “Crane” and “Nightingale”.
6. Self-guided varieties - “Matilda”, “Crispina”, “red mullet”, “Herman”, “blizzard”, “Lapland”, “blizzard”, “zyathek”, “Klavdia”, “ant” and others.
How to grow cucumbers in the open field: features of planting and care
This crop is grown not only by sowing seeds, but also by seedlings. It is better to grow this plant on narrow beds with a height of 0.4 meters, on slopes located from the south and protected from cold winds.Since these beds will warm up much faster, they will have to be watered very often. To create a favorable temperature for the culture after sowing over the bed, it is recommended to install the frame of the film greenhouse. Thanks to this construction, on cool and windy days, the optimum temperature will be maintained.
How to grow cucumbers in the open field and enjoy a good harvest?
At the same time in the season it is best to grow about 6 varieties of cucumbers (the same applies to hybrids). This is explained by the fact that for some varieties the season can be unfavorable, and for others - with the exact opposite. Thus, thanks to the cultivation of several types of cucumbers, you are guaranteed to get a good harvest. One of the best varieties is a hybrid called “Gooseback F1”, which consistently produces high yields in the open field almost every year. But in rainy years, when insects pollinate plants with great reluctance, you will be rescued by self-pollinated varieties.
How to grow cucumbers in the open field using dry seeds and seedlings?
Sowing seeds is recommended at the end of May, and seedlings to be planted after June 5.But we must remember that rarely are the years that can please us with warm weather, when the daytime temperature is more than 20 degrees from the end of April and over a long period of time. Therefore, you can take a chance and plant 8 cucumber bushes in the early periods under film temporary shelters. At the same time without losing anything, you can get an early harvest - a small one, of course, but this is better than nothing!