20-25 cucumbers from the bush
The gardener Rudenko found a method for growing cucumbers an average of 20-25 pcs. from every bush. Harvest using this method is 6 times higher. Of the 11 varieties tested, the May variety was the best. In addition to Maisky, he experienced Competitor, Nezhinsky, VIR 505, and Donetsk. Some of them were not inferior in yield to Maisky.
He sowed the seeds in boxes, poured sand at the bottom for filtration, added soil on top (50% and another 50% humus). Filled boxes to half their height by 3- 4 cm planted seeds through 3- 4 cm to a depth of 1- 2 cm . He covered the drawers with glass and set them in a warm place for 3-4 days. Seeds did not germinate - otherwise they will sprout yellow and frail. When the shoots appeared, he took off the glass and put the drawers on the sunny window. But as the seedlings grew, he poured the soil until the boxes filled up completely. THIS WILL BE THE FIRST INCREASE OF THE ROOT SYSTEM BY LAYING THE EARTH. Take a closer look at the stem of cucumbers, on it you will see many pimples - these are the future roots. They will sprout when adding soil and give additional roots, increasing the system of the whole plant by almost 2 times, which means 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. It is necessary to cut the plant along with the ground and put it in a pot (package). Pots, like boxes, are only partially filled with earth. As the plant grows, the earth is sprinkled until the pot is completely filled. THIS WILL BE THE SECOND INCREASE OF THE ROOT SYSTEM. Then transplant the seedlings into the ground, under the film into the fence. Dig a trench on both sides of the fence on a full bayonet of shovels. At the bottom of the trench, pour humus 5- 7 cm . Before planting seedlings, the ground should warm up under the film (week). Planting seedlings: a packet is cut and a lump of land with seedlings sinks to the bottom of the trench (on humus). Look at this com: it is literally riddled with roots - this is the main thing in this method, where the root system is increased four times (2 times in a box and 2 times in a package). When the plant is lowered into the trench, sprinkle it with soil mixed with superphosphate (30- 40 g per plant). After that, fill the trench with straw, last year’s weeds with a layer of 8- 10 cm and sprinkle on top of the earth and pour. This layer of straw will give heat and food to plants during the period of decay and emit carbon dioxide. THIS WILL BE THE THIRD INCREASING THE ROOT SYSTEM vertically. Cucumbers must be tied up, for this you need to make a high transverse trellis. They are less affected by powdery mildew, not so yellow.
ADVANTAGES OF THIS METHOD: rather high yield - 112 cucumbers per square meter, long growing season - 165 days against the usual 95. When watering, very low water consumption. In a fence from a film and a trench moisture for a long time keeps; low consumption of mulching material, because a narrow trench is easier to protect from evaporation. The main advantage is a small planting area: 18-20 plants per 4 sq. meters .