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The spring sun is already warming up with might and main and the temperature outside even at night does not drop below 10 degrees, which means that the time has come when the planting of cucumbers in the ground will be most successful.
It is necessary to prepare for this moment in advance and, in order not to miscalculate, it is enough to carry out a simple calculation: cucumber seedlings are planted 20-25 days after the seeds have sprung up. Usually, on April 15-20, cucumbers are planted in greenhouses (both film and glass), on May 10-15 - under a film in open ground, and on June 2-10, you can plant cucumber seedlings without shelter.
- Wells are being prepared for planting. Depending on the variety, the distance between the seedling holes varies: for bush type cucumbers 5-6 plants per 1 m², and for tall ones 3-4 plants. A little compost or rotted manure is poured into each hole.
- From the container for seedlings, the plant is carefully removed along with the substrate. If your seedlings are in disposable cups, the easiest way is to cut off the bottom and remove the plant without damaging the roots.
- It is undesirable to deepen the subcotyledonous knee. Dip the seedlings into the hole, water well, and sprinkle with dry earth. This will prevent the formation of an earthen crust, which interferes with the rooting of seedlings in a new place.
- Tie the small plant gently to the trellis so that it can curl.
It is important to remember that the successful planting of cucumbers in the ground is only the beginning of a rather long path to a rich harvest. Cucumbers require regular watering, preferably daily, but at least once every 3 days. Watering is necessary at the rate of not 1 liter of water per plant, but when the cucumbers grow, then 3 liters.