Cucumber in a barrel - cultivation and care
Cucumbers are a popular thermophilic culture,so they require special care. But what if your garden plot is small and there is a shortage of space for planting this plant? Then new methods of growing vegetables will help. For example, you can grow a cucumber in a barrel. Growing in this way is almost the same as the greenhouse, although there are important features.
For this purpose, two-hundred-gallonleaky barrels, which used to be used as a water tank, but were rendered unusable. You can apply them to cultivate different cultures. At the same time, there is a chance to increase the yield of vegetables. To your new "bed" accumulated heat, it must be placed in the sunny place and painted. Suitable green or black color. In the barrel you need to collect land, which is mixed with grass, turf and plant remains. It must fill the tank by three quarters. To successfully grow cucumber in a barrel, the cultivation of such must be preceded by specially prepared soil. At the top of the garden waste should be mixed with fertilizer and humus soil. It is necessary to add one glass of mineral fertilizers.
Before planting plants, the soil needs to be wateredsolution of potassium permanganate and dig. Furrows for cucumbers should be done around the barrel. Seeds should not be planted densely and in pairs. Later, after germination, it is necessary to remove weak shoots. To keep the place not empty, you can combine several cultures: a cucumber in a barrel, growing flowers or other plants. If vegetables grow in a circle, then calendula or dill can be placed in the center. This is also necessary so that cucumbers do not seize the entire area of the barrel, and their shoots fall down. Immediately after seeding, the container should be covered with a film. Waste that is under the ground, in the process of decay, will provide heat to the shoots from below. The sun will warm the barrel and the earth in it from the sides.
It is necessary to remember that when cultivating a cucumber,cultivation and care of the plant requires a special one. For example, if vegetables grow in a barrel, they need to be watered more often than plants in the open ground. Since the iron capacity of the earth dries faster. For watering use only warm water.
There are several options for growingcucumbers. But they all agree that the cucumber needs warmth, that's why the greenhouses, greenhouses, and also shelters over the plots in the open ground are organized. As a convenient bed a box without a bottom will fit. Its width can be two meters. This method is similar to how to grow a cucumber in a barrel, growing vegetables is built on the same principles.Down the drawerit is necessary to place grass, hay, last year's leaves. Top fill the fertile soil. The layer should be at least twenty centimeters. At night, the plants need to be covered with a film. In fact, it turns out to be a sheltered bed, it is more convenient to work on it and take care of vegetables than on ordinary ones.
In addition to the methods already described, there isa common method is to cultivate a cucumber in a greenhouse. Growing seedlings in this way is always crowned with success because the plants receive enough heat and moisture. Greenhouses are arranged with heating (for growing seedlings in February) or without heating, where you can plant the plants in April.