When to plant cucumbers

Cucumbers are heat-loving plants, so the timing of planting seeds or seedlings in the soil depends on specific climatic conditions. The later winter recedes, the longer the earth will warm up. Obviously, if in May only finishes snowing, there can be no landing speech.

In order for the bushes to grow successfully, flowers and clots appear on them, a temperature above 15 degrees of heat is necessary. Ground freezes should also be absent, otherwise seeds simply won’t give germination.

In the middle strip in the ground, cucumber seeds in dry form can be planted at the end of May by sowing during the week. You can plant cucumbers and later, summer long, and grow they will have time, but also harvest in this case will have to be harvested closer to August.

In order to be sure that plants will not be affected by possible frosts, it is best to use a sheltering material. If the seeds are pre-soaked, it will speed up the process of their germination and then plant cucumbers in the soil can be in the fifth of June, without covering them.

What cucumbers to plant is a personal matter of each gardener, everyone has their own preferences. But it makes sense to pay attention to self-pollinating varieties whose yield does not depend on whether weather conditions will allow bees to do their job by pollinating flowerfish in time.

In the case of planting cucumbers decided by seedling, it is necessary to sow it in early April. Germination of seeds depends on their quality, but in general it takes about a month to obtain a strong bush. Strengthened plants enter the ground in early May. But this is only possible if there are greenhouses. Without shelter and additional insulation, cucumbers at best simply won’t grow until late May or early June. Due to seedling, the harvest will be earlier than when planted with seeds.

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