How To Grow Cucumber Plants In A Greenhouse?

Cucumber ( Cucumber Farming ) is a crop of hot weather. But you can farmed in the greenhouse all year. The production techniques of cucumber are as follows.

Improved varieties of cucumber

Setish, Qian, Infinity, Hilton, Multistar, Dynamic, Kafka, etc.

Temperature and Humidity

Cucumbers are a warm-season crop. You can cultivate them in an open environment from February-March to September.

Cucumber farming can be throughout the year in the greenhouse, 20 degrees Celsius temperature is suitable for its germination, and 22 degrees to 30 degrees Celsius temperature is favorable for plant growth and development. Required humidity 70-80% is suitable.

Nursery Preparation

Generally, you can directly sow cucumber. But to increase crop intensity in the greenhouse, you can prepare seedlings in pro-tray. Cucumber seedlings are ready in 12 to 15 days depending on the season. When the plant has two leaves in addition to cotyledons, then the plant is transferable.

Preparation and planting of beds

The height of the beds is 30 cm, width 1 meter, and the length must be according to the size of the greenhouse—60 cm between 2 beds.

Training and grafting of cucumber plants

Cucumbers are creeping creepers like other cucurbit crops, and if they do not support the growth of the plant, 15 days after planting, the plant produces threadlike/fibrous structures. From this time the plant needs support. Therefore, before hanging the thread/fiber, you can support the plant with the help of twine. Plants grow quickly, so plant training should be twice a week. You also need to remove the roots and old leaves coming out of the main stem from time to time.

Harvesting and Yield

First harvesting must be 30 to 35 days after plantation, after which is plucking for the next 60 days. You can produce about 4 kg of twenty to twenty-five per plant. In this way, you can produce about 100 quintals per 1000 meters of area.

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