How to fertilize the soil in a greenhouse in the fall to improve the next cucumber crop: the most effective fertilizers

Alina MilsentLife
How to feed the soil in the greenhouse in autumn

The optimal watering regime, sufficient sunlight, and high-quality fertilizers are the three main factors that affect the harvest. Experienced gardeners advise fertilizing the soil in the greenhouse in the fall to get large and healthy fruits next season.

So, as soon as the tops are removed and the last crop is harvested, you can start fertilizing. Read the OBOZ.UA article to learn how to fertilize the soil to improve the fruiting of cucumbers for the next year.

The most effective fall fertilizers

Experts advise adhering to the "gold standard" of fertilizing: use two-thirds of the total amount of fertilizer in the fall during digging, and apply the rest in the spring.

Dolomite flour

The first step is to scatter dolomite flour on the beds. This fertilizer is very useful for deoxidizing the soil. Dolomite flour also contains nutrients and trace elements:

  • calcium
  • magnesium
  • iron
  • zinc
  • phosphorus
  • manganese, etc.


It is optimal to sprinkle semi-rotted manure on top of dolomite flour, so you can saturate the soil with nitrogen and trace elements.

The calculation is simple: 4-6 kg of fertilizer is needed per 1 square meter.


Cucumbers especially need four useful microelements during the season of growth, flowering and fruiting: boron, phosphorus, potassium and magnesium. Therefore, borophoska is the best fertilizer for improving soil composition.

You need 30 g of fertilizer per 1 square meter.

After fertilizing, the soil in the greenhouse should be dug thoroughly and deeply.

Earlier, OBOZ.UA told you how to bring depleted soil back to life: the best remedies for recovery.

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