How to grow cucumbers in peat: a quick way to germinate seeds
Growing a bountiful harvest of crispy and tasty cucumbers is quite easy, especially if you are aware of the characteristics of the chosen variety and the proper germination process. Neighborhood is equally important - cucumbers are not recommended for planting next to aromatic herbs, garlic, and tomatoes.
Experienced gardeners employ a life hack involving boiling water. Read about a quick way to germinate seeds in the OBOZREVATEL article.
How to soak cucumbers before planting
Experts advise putting the seeds in boiling water for 3 hours before planting them in the ground. For greater effect, after boiling, the seeds are soaked in a solution of potassium permanganate for about 30 minutes.
This will significantly increase the yield, and seedlings will appear quickly and simultaneously. It is important to remember that the seeds soaked in this way should be put in a cloth bag and cooled in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.
How to plant seedlings with boiling water
Prepare several separate vessels and fill them with soil. Heat boiling water and pour it over the soil before planting. Then place the seeds on the surface, press them in lightly, and sprinkle them with soil.
Be sure to cover them with foil and put them in a warm, dry place. As soon as you see sprouts appear, remove the film.
Gardeners say that seedlings will appear on the fourth day after planting.
Planting in the open ground
You can plant seeds in the open ground right away. This will save a lot of time. Boiling water is poured into small furrows about 5 cm deep at the proportion of 5 liters per 1 square meter. After that, the seeds are placed in the furrows and sprinkled with soil, lightly tamping.
To prevent the seeds from freezing, the bed is covered with foil, which is removed when sprouts appear.