What to do and why cucumbers do not grow in the greenhouse
Cucumber is a rather capricious plant, which often requires increased attention. Even greater difficulties arise when it is grown in a greenhouse. Creating optimal conditions takes a lot of time and effort, and the result is not always the one that was expected, so you need to know why the vegetable is growing poorly.
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fades Problems with the growth of cucumbers can occur at different stages, most often in this and should look for the beginning of the cause.
For example, if they grow poorly from the very beginning - the matter may be in poor quality seeds or soil .In case of trouble at the stage of flowering and the formation of ovaries - the reason may be in pollination .
In total, among the most frequent causes, there are several:
lack of nutrients in the soil;
lack of pollination, etc.;
All these errors and causes can be quite easily eliminated if you think about it in advance.
One of the first reasons that causes problems in the greenhouse - poor or poor quality soil. Already in 2-3 years of use, the land in greenhouse conditions is very depleted, so it is advisable to regularly replace it.
For this, it is enough to remove 25 centimeters of the upper layer of the and fill in its place with new soil. It would not be superfluous to add peat, humus and some sand there.
2 weeks before planting, a good option would be to add additional nutrients to the soil. Especially cucumbers love the land saturated with with nitrogen .
It is recommended to use organic fertilizers, among which are: humus, chicken manure or peat with sawdust. To do this, one of these means is spread on the ground, and then just dug up. A similar event should be held after the harvest to better prepare for the next spring.
Another important soil problem may be the presence of pests or diseases in it. Therefore, before putting it in the greenhouse, it is recommended to steam the mixture, thereby disinfecting it.
Cucumbers are a moisture-loving culture, for which, however, both deficiency and excess of moisture are harmful.
It’s very hard for them to survive drought. First, the growth of the plant slows down, and then it turns yellow and dies. If the ovary has already managed to ascend, they fall first.
Excessive excess moisture leads to rotting roots in open ground, and then they begin to hurt and disappear. Especially this problem is acute immediately after sowing seeds and planting seedlings.
It is possible to determine that there is too much water at the base of the stem - it will become of brown color and vitreous .If you dig up the ground, you can see that the root system did not develop after planting. The roots themselves became yellow-brown in color.