Providing enough nutrients for cucumber is a long standing problem for farmers. Vegetable growth is directly dependent on soil fertility. This vegetable, in particular, is demanded on the market and very popular in cuisine, that is why many growers refer to Fertilizer for the cucumbers.
One may look for verified recipes in printed sources, media, or online, which promise an increase of crop yield. The variety of recipes suggests using manure, yeast, foodstuff with waste products, and different types of infusion.
Fertilizer for the cucumbers
Yeast exterminates bacteria and blast, both on sprout and in soil. Thus, yeast preparations are popular among plant growers. The fertilizer is easily replaced by bread, which must be soaked in water prior the application.
Fresh yeast is soaked in water for three days; before this, 1 package (25 g) of yeast is mixed with 10 L of water. If bread is used, 1 L of the dense bread matter is added to 10 L of water. Application on leaf is performed with a rate of 0.5 L per one bush.
Chicken litter is used with water in a ratio of 1:20. The matter is dissolved in water by stirring, and then filtered through the strainer. Chicken litter may easily burn the plant, and that is why this organic fertilizer is applied with care and only after the fruit have emerged.
Ash and onion skins contain micronutrients, which may enhance the growth of the seedlings. Infuse preparation requires two weeks, but the result is worth it.
Cucumber feeding: planning and preparations
The first thing to consider before applying the fertilizer is a container in which farmer would need to mix ingredients and infuse them, if it is required as per instructions. However, one bucket would be not enough. Experts suggest preparing two bowls, a small one and a deep one. Also, one should think of a storage tank to infuse the cucumber fertilizer in it.
On-leaf application of the fertilizer would require a spraying apparatus. The choice is up to customer; there are plenty of different sprayers available on the market with a wide range of prices. One of the most inexpensive options is the use of a spray tool taken from the bottle of glass-cleaning agent, for instance. In this case, it would be required to frequently refill the bottle, but the money savings are obvious.
Feeding of cucumbers should be well-planned. Growers apply fertilizer during the each of 4 stages:
- in 15 days after seedlings were planted into the soil;
- during the emergence of flowers, when weight percentage of flowering exceeds 50%;
- at the beginning of fruit formation, when the application of fertilizer if highly important;
- in order to increase vegetable quality, it is required to apply fertilizer on leaf when cucumbers appear on stage at 30-50% of growth.
Fertilizer for the cucumbers preparation is simple if one knows the technique. Experienced vegetable growers prepare nutrient mixes in early spring. It is very important to adhere to proportions during the preparation; otherwise the result would disappoint the farmer.
To those who cannot afford time on the preparation of the nutrient mixes for vegetables, experts suggest buying a complex organic fertilizer. The content of the flask is simply dissolved in water and then sprayed on plants using a spraying tool. Organics would surely deliver good yield and save time for a grower. Farmers may choose anything they want.