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20-25 cucumbers from a bush

20-25 cucumbers from a bush

Sadovod Rudenko found a method of growing cucumbers in an average of 20-25 pcs. with each bush. Harvest using this method is 6 times higher. Of the 11 varieties tested, the best was "Maisky". In addition to the "May" he experienced "Competitor", "Nezhinsky", "VIR 505", "Donetsk". Some of them were not inferior in terms of yield to "Maisky".

Seeds were sown in boxes, sand was poured on the bottom for filtration, soil was added from above (50% and 50% humus). Filled the boxes to half their height on a 3- 4 cm , planted the seeds through a 3- 4 cm to the depth of 1- 2 centimeters . I covered the boxes with glass and put them in a warm place for 3-4 days. Seeds did not germinate - otherwise they would grow yellow and frail. When the emergence of shoots removed the glass and put the boxes on the solar window. But as the seedlings grew, they poured soil until the boxes were full. THIS WILL BE THE FIRST INCREASE OF THE ROOT SYSTEM BY THE LANDING OF THE EARTH. Look closely at the stem of cucumbers, on it you will see a lot of pimples - these are the future roots. They will germinate when the soil is poured and give additional roots, increasing the system of the whole plant by almost 2 times, and hence - the power of the whole plant.

The next operation is transplanting seedlings into pots (or milk bags). This is done when 1-2 leaves grow on plants. You need to cut the plant together with the ground and put it in a pot (package). The pots, like the boxes, are only partly filled with earth. As the plant grows, the soil is poured until the pot is full. THIS WILL BE THE SECONDARY INCREASE OF THE ROOT SYSTEM. Then transplant the seedlings into the soil, under the film into the fence. Inside the fence, dig a trench on both sides to a full spade bayonet. At the bottom of the trench, 7 centimeters . Before planting seedlings, the land should warm up under the film (a week). Planting of seedlings: the packet is cut and the clod of earth with the seedlings is lowered to the bottom of the trench (on humus). Look at this com: it is literally permeated with roots - this is the main thing in this method, where the root system is quadrupled (2 times in a box and 2 times in a package). When a plant is lowered into a trench, sprinkle it with soil mixed with superphosphate (30- 40 grams on the plant). After that, cover the trench with straw, last year's weeds layer of 8- 10 centimeters and top it off with earth and pour. This layer of straw will give heat and food to plants during the rotting period and will release carbon dioxide. THIS IS THE THIRD INCREASE OF THE ROOT SYSTEM vertically. Cucumbers must be tied up, for this you need to make a high trellis trellis. They are less affected by powdery mildew, not so yellow.

ADVANTAGES OF THIS METHOD: a rather high yield - 112 cucumbers per square meter, a long growing season - 165 days against the usual 95. When watering a very small water flow. In the fence of the film and the trench, moisture lasts for a long time; a small consumption of mulching material, since it is easier to protect a narrow trench from evaporation. The main advantage is a small landing area: 18-20 plants per 4 sq. M. meters away .