To cultivate pickles, it is necessary to have a loose soil, deep, with good exposure to the sun, the earth must be very fertile.
The best is to sow around April-May. We put 2-3 seeds per seedling hole.
The plantings are carried out between mid-May and June in a greenhouse, or in solid soil when the temperature is above 16 ° C. We transplant about 3 weeks after sowing. Gherkin plants spaced 20 inches apart are planted with rows about 40 inches apart. Over time, we will keep the most vigorous plan among the two or three seeds. Tutors are quickly put in place.
It should be known that pickles are very sensitive to cold. It is therefore advisable to apply a wintering veil when the weather is marked by a cold period. It is best to mulch the soil to keep some heat, allowing the insects to improve the quality of the soil. The leaves are irrigated without wetting in order to avoid spreading diseases, such as powdery mildew or mildew, which are its main pests. There is no need to prune gherkins. The fruits of the plant are harvested gradually.
Gherkins remain a prime target for various insects, be it white flies, black aphids, snails, spiders, slugs. That is why it is better to plant a considerable amount of seeds to ensure a minimum harvest.
Cucurbitaceae like the sun, land enriched with manure. Watering is drip, because pickles need a regular supply of water.
Gherkins are harvested between the months of July and October.
Near the pickles, you can put nasturtiums, lettuce, peas, sunflowers, beans, sage, basil or corn. This helps to consolidate the plants and help them grow better.
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