Cucumbers are a favorite vegetable that grows well in all soil and climatic zones under the conditions of the proper cultivation technology. To obtain a high yield, it is necessary to apply appropriate amounts of organic and mineral fertilizers to the soil. In addition, it is necessary to adjust the nutrition during the growing season in the critical phases of growth and development of cucumber plants.
The most important are the following periods of mineral nutrition of the crop:
- Phase of 2 - 3 true leaves. The root system begins to form and the plants need phosphorus. Since at the same time begins the active development of powdery mildew fungi, which are extremely harmful to cucumbers, it is necessary to make foliar application of phosphorus in the form of phosphite. Our recommendation is ECOLINE Phosphite (K) at a dose of 1.5 - 2.0 l / ha.
- Period of active growth, budding and flowering. The plant produces a large number of flowers - so it is important to provide boron and other trace elements to regulate the processes of flowering and photosynthesis. We recommend applying ECOLINE Boron (Premium) 2.0 l / ha split into two or three doses with the addition of a complex of trace elements ECOLINE Magnesium (Chelates) or ECOLINE Cereal (Chelates) 1.0 l / ha.
- The beginning of harvesting. The fruiting period of cucumbers is stretched in time. To support the formation of flowers and, accordingly, fruits, after the first harvest, we recommend 2-3 times foliar fertilization with the tank mixture ECOLINE Boron (Organic) 1.0 l / ha + GROS Quitselium 1.0 l / ha.