Cucumber "Mother-in-law" is included in the State Register for the Russian Federation for cultivation under film shelters in personal household plots. The variety belongs to the early ripening species of cucumbers and is very popular because it gives an early harvest. The main producer of seed material is the Gavrish agricultural company.
Cucumber "Mother-in-law" forms strong-growing, medium-braided, medium-leafy shrubs with 2-4 ovaries. Zelentsy have a cylindrical shape, a length of 11-13 cm, a tuberous and rusty surface. The average weight of marketable greens is about 105-125 g. The diameter of the cross section is not more than 3.5-4.0 cm. The pulp on the section is dense, without voids and bitterness, covered with delicate skin.
Parthenocarpic hybrid of a female flowering type forms a crop 45-48 days after sowing. Cucumber is resistant to powdery mildew, peronosporosis. Marketable yield with proper care reaches about 12.2 kg / sq.m. The taste of marketable greens is very high.
The technology of growing cucumbers "Mother-in-law" includes soil preparation, compliance with microclimatic conditions, as well as timely and proper care of the crop. The hybrid form is quite suitable both for sowing in open ground, and for cultivation in greenhouses or temporary greenhouse constructions. A good and early crop can be obtained by growing this variety in seedlings.
The early ripening culture is characterized by a high-intensity process of photosynthesis. Therefore, cucumbers should be grown in an open, well-lit area. In early May, seeds are sown in soil, the temperature of which at a depth of at least 8 cm is + 8 ... +12 ° C.
Sowing is carried out by the tape method, according to the scheme 50 x 90 cm. On light soils, the seeds need to be planted to a depth of 6 cm. With optimal soil moisture, deepening is carried out by 5 cm, and on very heavy soils - by 3-4 cm. After sowing, it is recommended that the planting is protected from spring back frosts with a film cover for the first time.
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Cucumber "Mother-in-law" does not belong to unpretentious garden plants: it is responsive to proper and timely care, which consists of watering, garter, weeding, loosening, nipping and dressing. It is best to combine top dressing with watering, while feeding organic and mineral fertilizers, it is advisable to alternate and spend in the evening.
At least a day before applying fertilizers, cucumbers are plentifully watered with warm water, but it should be remembered that watering should be limited before the phase of mass flowering, since excess moisture can delay flowering and fruiting. After the first ovaries appear, it is necessary to switch to irrigation under the root.
The main principle of proper top dressing, allowing you to get a high yield, is the balanced composition of fertilizers, which can be used as mullein or special compositions for pumpkin plants.
High-quality weeding of cucumbers is of great importance and should be systematic.
When used for growing square-nested crops, cultivation is carried out in two cross directions.
Ordinary cultivation of cucumber is very easy to care for him. For each row of cucumbers, two trellises should be pulled, with an interval of 50 cm. All plants need to be tied to the trellises alternately in a V-shape - this helps to increase the illumination.
We also offer you to read an article in which we talk about the features of planting and growing greenhouse cucumbers in August.
Cucumber "Mother-in-law" is a fairly cold-resistant plant, resistant to various diseases. Customer reviews of this variety indicate its excellent pickling qualities. According to most gardeners, the main advantages of this hybrid form are good germination, resistance to various adverse weather conditions, long and plentiful fruiting, the formation of delicate and tasty fruits that can be used for salads and salting.
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It has been noticed that with the observance of the cultivation technology and proper care, the mother-in-law of "Mother-in-law" is practically not affected by diseases and pests. As preventive measures, it is necessary to spray the plants 2 times a month with folk, environmentally friendly means based on tomato tops, onions and garlic.