Cucumbers will be very juicy: what is included in the golden feeding
Sometimes, when you pick a robust and beautiful summer cucumber for a salad, it turns out to have a "cottony" texture inside and no flavor at all. This can happen, in part, because the fruit grew on poor soil and did not absorb enough nutrients.
OBOZREVATEL found out which fertilizer can remedy the situation so that cucumbers produce abundantly and are tasty and juicy. There are several fertilizing options that will help with this. However, they work best in tandem - the use of three popular fertilizers together is even called the golden fertilizer.
The nitrogen component forms the basis of golden fertilization. In this context, this substance is responsible for the rapid growth of the plant and its green mass. Therefore, it is recommended to apply nitrogen fertilizers during the period when the plant is in its early growth stages. Although they are appropriate at any time during cucumber growth, without them, you will not be able to achieve a good harvest.
Phosphorus and potassium
Phosphorus and potassium fertilizers contribute to the full development of the root system. They also help in growing the stem and leaves, increasing the resistance of cucumber shoots to diseases and pests.
How to apply golden fertilization
The optimal time to feed plants is when they are actively growing and bearing fruit. Even during this time, it is advisable to avoid fertilizing in case of drought and irregular watering of the garden. Similarly, rainy weather is not conducive to fertilizing the soil.
Experienced gardeners suggest that golden fertilization is most effective when cucumbers begin to bear fruit. In this scenario, potassium and nitrogen should form the bulk of the fertilizer, with a smaller addition of phosphorus. This not only ensures a good harvest but also protects later fruits from twisting, which can occur due to soil depletion.