Cucumbers as a vegetable are very popular .Both adults and children love to eat them. A juicy and fragrant vegetable is not only tasty, but also useful, moreover, not only as a food product, but also as a cosmetic for beauty of the skin. To always have such a demanded vegetable on hand, can be successfully grown on the private plot of the .For example, pay attention to such a variety as Courage.
Varietal variety of cucumbers called Courage, is in great demand and popularity among consumers of .
The popularity of this variety is due to its excellent taste and high yield, which does not depend on weather conditions.
The purpose of the fruits is also very diverse: they can be consumed fresh, as pickles, or canning for the winter.
According to the description, the fruit itself has a regular cylindrical shape and a rich green color with a pimply skin. The average weight of vegetables is 120 grams.
The root system is powerful, the stems are tall and strong. On one stalk grows to 10 fruits .The culture actively fructifies in the earliest terms of ripening. Which is very convenient for winter preparations.
A characteristic feature of this species is active fruiting without pollination. , which allows them to be grown in open soil or in greenhouses.
Breeders position this variety as very resistant to various diseases, this is also evidenced by the reviews of summer residents and gardeners who grew this vegetable crop.
The harvest is started 50 days after planting seeds in open ground, and after 40 days in the greenhouse.
With the right care from one square meter, it is possible to get 20 kg of mature products of excellent quality.
Advantages and disadvantages
This variety has a number of advantages :
- Abundant yield, regardless of weather conditions.
- Excellent taste of the fruit.
- Resistance to various diseases.
- Long shelf life of fruits.
- Versatility in the purpose and use of vegetables.
- Early ripening.
- Powerful root system.
- Excellent fruiting without pollination.
- Ability to grow both in open field and in the greenhouse.
- The possibility of growing in different climatic conditions.
- Excellent transportability and good presentation.
The disadvantages of the variety include only one quality of the plant: demanding care.
Advantages of variety Courage:
Features of planting and growing cucumber
This kind of cucumber loves the nutritious soil .Plot for cucumbers need to cook in the autumn. For this it is necessary to fertilize the soil with a mixture of manure, ash and nitrophos.
In spring, the site should be dug up and thoroughly heated, covering it with film or agrofibre for 7-10 days.
In order to please yourself and your loved ones with an excellent harvest, you need to prepare not only the soil, but also the seed itself.
The inoculum should then be sanitized, keeping it in potassium permanganate solution.
After these procedures, the seeds should be left to germinate, after placing them in a gauze or cloth bag, soaked in a solution of baking soda or boric acid.
Slightly germinated seeds harden , keeping them in a cold place for at least 14 days.
. Planting in open ground.
. Important to know! To plant seeds in open ground only needs to be fully , eliminating the likelihood of night frost .Otherwise, the seedlings will freeze and die.
Sprouted seeds are planted in previously drilled holes, to a depth of no more than 3 cm. The distance between the holes must be kept at 50 cm.
The plant requires the formation of an bush. It is best to use a lattice support for strap garters. In this case, the yield will be higher and the process of harvesting is much simpler.
How to shape the cucumbers on the trellis to obtain greater yields:
At all stages of growth, this variety needs proper and timely care. Care includes watering, fertilizing, loosening the soil and weeding.
Fertilizing the crop for the entire growing season is necessary at least three times:
- The first time the plant is fertilized two weeks after planting the seeds. For this perfect fresh manure diluted with water in the ratio of 1:10.
- The second time the plant is fed during the flowering period. Perfect for these purposes infusion of healing herbs.
- During the period of active fruiting, it is possible to feed vegetables with an infusion of herbs with ashes.
Watering is carried out as the soil dries, with roomy water in the evening hours.
Do not allow the soil to dry out, but the stagnation of water in the ground is also unacceptable. It is best to use the drip irrigation system.
Protection against diseases
This species positions itself as resistant to various diseases, but in rare cases, the plant is exposed to such diseases as: bacteriosis, Fusarium, white rot, Anthracnose .
Immediately before treating , infected fruits and leaves must be removed .
To prevent the occurrence of such diseases, you need before planting seeds to treat the soil with manganese solution.
Kurazh cucumbers have excellent taste characteristics and excellent yields and with timely and proper care will provide you and your loved ones with tasty and juicy fruits.