How to increase the yield of cucumbers: they will give birth until the frost

By SSPDaily editionMar 2, 2024 13:37 PMGarden
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How to increase the yield of cucumbers
How to increase the yield of cucumbers. Source: www.asiafarming.com

Did you know that you can enjoy crispy cucumbers even in the fall? SSPDaily explains what you need to do to get a rich harvest of vegetables.

Regardless of whether they grow in a greenhouse or in the open air, you need to choose the right variety of cucumbers first. They should be planted in a checkerboard pattern. Remember that these vegetables grow best where there is enough space. Crowding only leads to a deterioration in yield.

In August, it is very important to give cucumbers the opportunity to thrive unhindered. At this time, their tendrils are rooting, thus providing the necessary additional nutrition.

Fertilizing

For a rich harvest, fertilize the plants in August. You can use, for example, ash infusion, which is made by mixing 500 grams of ash with ten liters of boiling water.

Watering

Warm water and mulching form a protective layer. Peat, sawdust, compost, or just grass protect the plants from the changing climate.

Protection against natural disasters and diseases

To protect the crop from the cold, cover it with agricultural film at night in late September.

Cucumbers, which are finicky plants, are prone to disease, especially as August ends and fall approaches. Such ailments are often caused by nutrient deficiencies. Initially, symptoms often appear on the leaves, causing them to wilt and discolor. In addition, poor ventilation and cold nights with dew are an ideal breeding ground for diseases.

Therefore, you need to regularly cut off the leaves, which can then be added to the compost heap, and temporarily refrain from watering to speed up the recovery process. To fight diseases, dilute 100 grams of baking soda in ten liters of warm water and spray the plant.

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