Cucumbers as a vegetable are very popular.. Both adults and children love to eat them. A juicy and aromatic vegetable is not only tasty, but also useful, and not only as a foodstuff, but also as a cosmetic for beauty of the skin. To always have on hand such a demanded vegetable, you can successfully grow it yourself in the garden. For example, pay attention to such a variety as Courage.
Description and characteristics of cucumber variety Courage
Varietal variety of cucumbers called Courage, is in great demand and popularity with consumers.
The popularity of this variety is due to its excellent taste and high yield, which does not depend on weather conditions.
The purpose of the fruit is also very diverse: they can be consumed fresh, can be used as pickles, or canning for the winter.
According to the description, the fruit itself has a regular cylindrical shape and a rich green color with a pimply skin. The average weight of vegetables is 120 grams.
The root system is powerful, the stems are tall and strong. On one stalk grows to 10 fruits. The culture actively fructifies in the earliest terms of ripening. Which is very convenient for winter preparations.
A characteristic feature of this variety is active fruiting without pollinationthat allows you to grow them in open soil and in greenhouses.
Breeders are positioning this variety as very resistant to various diseases, this is also evidenced by reviews of gardeners and gardeners who grew this vegetable crop.
To start harvesting start 50 days after planting seeds in open ground, and after 40 days - in the greenhouse.
With proper care from one square meter it is possible to get 20 kg of mature products excellent quality.The peculiarity of the variety is active fruiting without pollination.
Advantages and disadvantages
This variety variety has a number of advantages:
- Abundant yield, regardless of weather conditions.
- Excellent taste of the fruit.
- Resistance to various diseases.
- Long shelf life of fruits.
- Versatility in the purpose and use of vegetables.
- Early ripening.
- Powerful root system.
- Excellent fruiting without pollination.
- An opportunity to grow up both in an open ground, and in the greenhouse.
- The possibility of growing in different climatic conditions.
- Excellent transportability and good presentation.
To the disadvantages of the variety Only one quality of the plant can be attributed: demanding care.
The advantages of Courage:
Features of planting and growing cucumber
This type of cucumber loves nutritious soil. Plot for cucumbers need to cook in the autumn. To do this, fertilize the soil with a mixture of manure, ash and nitrophos.
In the spring, the site should be dug up and thoroughly heated, covering it with a film or agrofiber for 7-10 days.
To please yourself and your loved ones with an excellent harvest, you need to prepare not only the soil, but also the seed itself.
Then the inoculum follows sanitized, keeping it in a solution of potassium permanganate.
After these procedures, the seeds must be left to germinate, after placing them in a gauze or cloth bag, soaked in a solution of baking soda or boric acid.
Slightly germinated seeds hardenby keeping them in a cold place for at least 14 days.Seeds need to be carefully sifted and sifted out, sanitized and hardened.
Landing in open ground
It is important to know! It is only necessary to plant seeds in open soil. eliminating the likelihood of night frosts. Otherwise, the seedlings will freeze and die.
Sprouted seeds are planted in previously made holes, to a depth of no more than 3 cm. The distance between the holes must be observed at 50 cm.
The plant requires the formation of a bush. It is best to use a lattice support for garter stems. In this case, the yield will be higher and the harvesting process itself is greatly simplified.
How to form cucumbers on a trellis to get big harvests:
At all stages of growth, this species needs proper and timely care. Care includes watering, fertilizing, loosening the soil and cleaning the weeds.
Fertilize the culture for the entire growing season, you need at least three times:
- The first time the plant is fertilized two weeks after planting the seeds. For this perfect fresh manure diluted with water in the ratio of 1:10.
- The second time the plant is fed during the flowering period. Perfect for these purposes infusion of healing herbs.
- During the period of active fruiting, you can feed the vegetable culture with an infusion of herbs with ashes.
Watering is carried out as the soil dries out, with room water separated in the evening hours.
Do not allow the soil to dry out, but the stagnation of water in the ground is also unacceptable. It is best to use a drip irrigation system..Watering is carried out as the soil dries out, with room water separated in the evening hours.
This variety positions itself as resistant to various diseases, but still, in rare cases, the plant is exposed to such diseases as: bacteriosis, fusarium, white rot, anthracnose.
Immediately before processing infected fruits and leaves must be removed.
To prevent these diseases from occurring treat the soil with a solution of potassium permanganate before planting seeds.
Kurazh cucumbers have excellent taste characteristics and excellent yields and with timely and proper care will provide you and your loved ones tasty and juicy fruits.