Cucumbers are very responsive to feeding. It seems that the bushes are withering away, turning yellow, they cannot even climb half a meter along the trellis. But it is worth feeding them with nitrofoskoy (2-3 matchbox for 10 liters of water), as in a week the plants will give good growth, form a large number of ovaries, and cucumbers from them can be collected in buckets.
In general, there are root and foliar feeding. Root dressing is good for a warm summer, when the root system is well developed and fertilization is going with a bang.
Foliar (leaf spraying) is good if the summer is cold and the weather is rainy. The roots do not cope with their duties and you have to apply fertilizer through the leaves. Only such top dressing does not replace root - it is also necessary to apply it under the root, but in smaller doses.
Cucumber feeding mode
- Two weeks after germination.
- At the beginning of flowering.
- During mass fruiting.
- Subsequent - two weeks after the third.
Fresh chicken manure, diluted 1:15, or a mixture of 10 g of urea + 10 g of superphosphate + 10 g of potassium sulfate.
Infusion of green grass, diluted 1:10, or 20 g of potassium nitrate + 30 g of ammonium nitrate + 40 g of superphosphate.
At the same time, it is useful to carry out foliar feeding: 30 g of superphosphate and 10 g of boric acid per 10 liters of water.
Green fertilizer 1:15, or 50 g of urea per 10 liters of water.
Two-three-day infusion of rotten hay or a glass of ash for 10 liters of water.
It is useful to carry out foliar feeding: 100 g of urea + 10 g of boric acid + 3 g of copper sulfate + 3 g of ferrous sulfate per 10 liters of water.
Feeding with ash is considered a very effective fertilizer for cucumbers, but it should be done often - once every seven days, until fruiting ends.