This early-ripening crop bears fruit throughout the summer. The plant is unpretentious, but requires care. Planting and cultivation is carried out on open ridges, for early harvest, seedlings are planted in greenhouses. In this article, we will look at how to properly plant a zucchini in open ground, as well as how to care for it at home and how to feed it during the whole growing season.
Terms of planting zucchini seeds in open ground
To plant seeds in the ground start when the soil warms up to +12 degrees, not earlier than mid-May. In the cold earth, the seeds will not germinate, rot and die. Therefore, landing is left to warmer weather. With late night frosts, tender sprouts freeze. Planting of zucchini seeds for seedlings is carried out at will, since the fruits have time to ripen and are planted immediately with seeds at the depth of the soil.
You can do this in early May (for the middle band), pre-spilling the hole with warm water. The sowing site is covered with a plastic 5-liter transparent canister with a cut neck. It turns out a mini greenhouse for each plant. Do not forget that planting vegetables in the soil and in the greenhouse or greenhouse is significantly different.
After the onset of sustained heat and the absence of night frost, the canister is removed and you can grow seeds further
Proper preparation of beds and planting seed at home
Best cooking ridges in the fall. When digging bring rotten manure or compost, the full range of fertilizers - superphosphate, potassium salt, ammonium nitrate. Ate needed pre lime.
Where and which side to plant the seeds? Squashes can be sown on compost heaps. A loose, humus-rich land is a good place for this culture.
It is enough to loosen the bed prepared in autumn with spring and make holes in it. The bush at the zucchini is volumetric; it is planted at a distance of 0.5-0.8 meters. Seeds are treated with a 1% solution of potassium permanganate, ash or nitroammofoski, having sustained for 20 minutes. Then washed with water. This will protect the seeds from diseases and ensure a friendly germination.
2-3 seeds are placed in the hole, in case one does not rise. At emergence of shoots, leave one sapling, the others pinch off.
- Superphosphate granular fertilizers for zucchini feeding
- Granular superphosphate to be added to the soil
- Soil pattern before and after fertilizer addition