Growing watermelon in the summer cottage
Grow watermelon at his dacha - is the pride of any gardener. As with any growing horticultural crops, here too, we need to know some of the subtleties of farming. Create the necessary conditions, we can obtain a good harvest of watermelons.
First of all, before planting watermelon in the country is necessary to define the area where it will grow. It should be a sunny place, preferably with sandy or sandy loam soil. Heavy clay soils, as well as mold, are not suitable for watermelon. It is important to know the level of ground water passing through this area. Watermelon root system occupies a large area, it is powerful and is able to suck up the water from great depths, but waterlogged, this culture does not like.
To protect plants from cold northerly or westerly winds, with these sides can be planted tall plants, such as corn or sunflowers. However, this is done in such a way that they do not obscure the watermelons. The fruits of this culture will thrive at a temperature not lower than 15 degrees. It is advisable to grow watermelons through seedlings that will speed up the ripening of fruits. The best precursors for watermelon will be corn or legumes. In the previous place of planting watermelons they can return only after 7-8 years.
It is necessary to weed and loosen the soil at the site with watermelons. Proper watering is very important for fruit ripening. Water the plant only with warm water. Before the start of the flowering plants need enough moisture, but with the advent of tying the fruit glaze stopped. If the plants are watered and further, the watermelons grow savory and more watery. At each plant there are both female and male flowers, so even under the shelter of a film-pollination occurs, and the fruits zavyazhutsya.
To watermelons grown large enough to escape one should not be left for more than 5 ovaries. When the fruit will be the size of an apple, limit the growth of lashes, making them pinched. To avoid podgnivaniya watermelons, under is better to put a tablet or other suitable material. A fruit that ripened evenly on all sides, it is necessary from time to time to flip. About a month after formed ovaries, fruits become usable.