Zucchini is a picky vegetable that can grow even a novice farmer. To plan when to plant zucchini seedlings in the greenhouse in 2021, we should look to the lunar calendar. Culture is unpretentious in leaving, quickly speet and does not require abundant watering. However, gardeners note that depending on the moon position, the plant may behave differently. If you put in a good day, the seedling will be strong and the plants will bear better.
The cultivation of seedlings of zucchini
In open ground vegetables are best to plant seedlings. This method allows early harvest. This is especially important for cold regions. We start planting squash seedlings in 2021 in March or April.
Before sowing seeds should be soaked in water or a weak solution of manganese. After they germinate, some seeds should be deepened into the ground by about 2-4 cm and watered. It is best to plant in individual pots or peat cups. The optimum temperature for seedling — 22-25 degrees.
Important! The use of peat cups prevents damage to the root system when transplanting.
The ground for planting you can buy, but can be done independently. If the time for shopping not, just mix peat and sand in equal proportions.
Fertilizing should be done twice: the first time 7-10 days after emergence of sprouts, and the second time in 2 weeks. Plants will be ready to transplant into the soil a month after planting. A week before planting the pots need to be put on the window to zucchini hardened.
Planting in the open ground
In warm regions of the country can do without the seedlings and plant the germinated seeds in the open ground. To do better in the second half of April.
Attention! Beware of frost. Frosts can kill young plants. If the squash is already planted, and the weather forecast promised cold, the shoots need to cover.
It is better to choose a well-lit area. In the shadow of the bad vegetable blossoms and little fruits. Do not forget about crop rotation. It is not necessary to put the zucchini in the place where once was a plantation. The plant will be more comfortable there, where he grew potatoes, onions or beets.
If not prepared seedlings, the seeds need to soak overnight and germinate in a damp cloth. Once you see sprouts, sprouted seeds buried in the ground on 2-3 cm and lightly watered.
Lunar calendar planting zucchini in 2021
If the month for planting zucchini is easy to determine, knowing the climate of your location and then select the exact date more difficult. Experienced farmers guided by the lunar day and moon phase. Definitely not worth planting in the full moon and the new moon. But the period of waxing moon is what you need for a great harvest of zucchini.
In 2021 the most favorable dates:
|February||1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 24, 25, 28, 29|
|March||1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 27, 28|
|April||1, 2, 7, 24, 28, 29|
|May||4, 5, 6, 7, 25, 26|
|June||1, 2, 3, 4, 22, 23, 30|
|July||1, 2, 3, 4, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31|
|August||2, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29|
|September||1, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30|
|October||1, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 31|
Growing zucchini in the greenhouse
If the area is a greenhouse to start growing vegetables can be a longer period. Planting squash in the greenhouse in 2021 can begin in early February. Fruit grown in such conditions have a more delicate taste and the maturation period is considerably less.
For greenhouse conditions are well suited compact Bush varieties. They take up less space, but produce much fruit. To prepare seedlings for planting can be a familiar way. Specific features in this.
Important! Do not forget to ventilate the room. High humidity is detrimental to zucchini.
Zucchini not picky about conditions. They can grow not only in greenhouses equipped, but in regular shelters. The height and width of the space is also not important, but for ease of handling, it is better to leave wide aisles. Don’t forget to equip the greenhouse Windows and a device for heating. The optimum temperature is 20-26 degrees during the day and not below 19 degrees at night.
When boarding and disembarking zucchini pay attention to such details:
- Zucchini is easier to plant seedlings. This will ensure a quick harvest.
- Collect fruits as soon as they reach the required size. Small zucchini have a delicate flavor, and their rind is softer.
- To improve the soil, you can add ash and compost.
- 7-10 days before harvest, discontinue watering. This will keep the root system from premature decay.
- If you can’t put the zucchini in a particular lunar day, do it any day during the phase of waxing moon, subject to weather conditions.
Focusing on lunar calendar and observing the rules of cultivation, you can get a wonderful crop. Given that the recommendations are simple and unpretentious pub, it can handle even a novice gardener.
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