Growing cucumbers under a film is a rather painstaking process. I want to share some of the subtleties and technologies that will help you achieve a good harvest.
To keep cucumbers healthy
To get an early harvest, cucumber seeds are planted under a film in a soil warmed up to 16-18 degrees. Sowing is best done in the first five days of May with seeds and seedlings at 25 days between 15 and 20 May.
It is advisable to plant cucumbers in one row with a distance between crops of about 35 centimeters. It is advisable to plant rows from north to south.
You can also arrange seeds or seedlings in the ground in a checkerboard pattern, with a distance of about 40 centimeters between them. Above the rows, stretch a wire or a strong, thin rope to which you can tie well-rooted plants.
The grown plants are pinched. The first pinching is done on the main root, then the lateral shoots are pinched over the second – fourth leaves. If there are no ovaries above the first – second sheet, pinch over the third – fourth. And shoots without ovaries should be cut out.
It is important to choose the right varieties for the area where you plan to grow them.
So that the cucumbers do not feel sudden changes in temperature, waterlogging, the greenhouse or greenhouse must be opened slightly, but so that there are no drafts.
In warm and sunny weather, it is better to open the greenhouse early in the morning, and in foggy weather – after sunrise.
For the covering material of greenhouses, it is good to use modern covering material. Its properties are especially useful for those who do not have time to monitor the microclimate of the greenhouse every day. Such material automatically maintains the correct temperature and humidity and prevents plants from drying out or freezing.