How relevant is pruning cucumbers in the greenhouse? In the zone of moderate and moderate intercontinental strip cucumber cultivation in greenhouses is very common. In this regard, one of the most important stages affecting the growth and the formation of a quality string is the correct pruning of cucumbers in a greenhouse.
The essence of the problem
If in normal conditions, gardeners, gardeners pruning periodically, for cucumbers grown in greenhouses, it is required constantly. Since the systematic pruning of cucumbers in the greenhouse is a mandatory criterion of success and a guarantee of excellent seasonal harvest for the summer resident.
Choosing how to cut cucumbers depending on the variety and the characteristics of their cultivation, as well as the size of the greenhouse and the desire to grow the fruits of the desired size, first of all you need to focus on a specific goal from the intended yield. If you are in doubt or do not know how to properly cut cucumbers in a greenhouse, it is advisable to use the services of experienced gardeners or specialists, otherwise the bush may simply die if the cutting is illiterate.
Technology for cutting cucumbers grown in greenhouses
Pruning cucumbers in the greenhouse helps to minimize the vegetative mass of the plant, i.e., the direction of flow of the nutrients to the optimal formation of the fruit and improving the quality of the germ as a whole. Depending on the variety of the plant, the time of cultivation and harvest, the detailed scheme, and, more precisely, the method of pruning, which gives growth and abundant harvest of cucumbers, is as follows:
- general pruning;
- brightening pruning.
General pruning of cucumbers is mainly needed for self-pollinating varieties (of which the prevailing number), which are desirable to be cultivated with a single stalk. In this regard, before pruning a plant, it is conditionally necessary to divide it into 4 parts:
- Bottom lash at the ground.
- Meter length of approximately 4 nodes of growth.
- Half meter length.
- The very top.
Thus, the pruning process is carried out as follows: in the process of sprout formation, the bottom of the whip is cleaned of leaves related to the soil (including yellowing). In the 2 parts of the plant, be sure to cut the growth point and you still need to carefully eliminate all available waste flowers, while leaving some leaves and about 3-4 normal, enshrined flowers. Further, in 3 parts of a bush, it will be necessary to provide no more than 3 knots of a sprout with the maximum development of fruits up to 4 pieces (other nodes can be left alone). In the 4th zone, the bush is strengthened with a fishing line or wire, with the subsequent adjustment of the antennae, which must necessarily be fastened to the wire, with their throwing then the “chessboard” along the trellis. Such a procedure of general pruning (formation) of cucumber bushes in a greenhouse will allow to obtain a uniform flow of light to all parts of the stem.
The lightening pruning of cucumbers in the greenhouse is mainly done for ill and weakened plants, when the leaves are too much or they have simply turned yellow and also when an extra ovary appears on the bush. That is, you need to reduce the number of leaves and leave about 5-6 knots of the ovary.
Meanwhile, it is undesirable to frequently change and plant new for you varieties and hydrides of cucumbers in greenhouses, since each variety has its own specific features and aspects.
Many experienced and novice gardeners love to plant cucumbers in greenhouses or on the open field on a trellis, but not everyone can achieve positive results and get a bountiful harvest. the plant requires knowledge in this matter and some secrets competent care for him. Timely garter and the formation (trimming) of cucumbers - one of the most effective methods of growing a bush, which allows not only to save space, but also to improve the lighting of the stems. In this regard, properly cut cucumbers in the greenhouse or in the open field and the formation of bushes must be especially careful, while respecting all the rules and other nuances of such a capricious plant.