Cucumber farming in India becomes more and more popular. Greenhouse Cucumber cultivation does not require any special farming skills. Cucumber farming are low maintenance high- yielding plants once you following is Cucurbitaceae, botanical name is Cucumis sativus.
greenhouse cucumber cultivation study
10 Best Health Benefits of cucumber
i) Give vitamin A,B,c and k
ii) Promotes Hydration
iii) It good for weinh loss.
iv) It maintain lower Blood sugar.
v) Everyone add for Diet
vi) Fight Inflammation
vii) Reduce your Risk of cancer
viii) It manage stress
ix) Support Heart Health
x) Good for shine health
Greenhouse cucumber cultivation Varieties
Japanese long green, Priya, Pusa sagar, Poinsettee etc.
Season for cucumber farming
Sow the seeds during June, January and April.
Seed rate in cucumber
About 2.5kg seeds are required for a heatare.
Cucumber seed with carbendazin 2gm/kg, Trichoderma viride 4gm/kg of seeds before sowing.
Cucumber seed cultivated as summer and rainy season, season wise month is-
Summer season – January to February
Rainy season crop -June to July
The seed rate is 2.5-3.5kg/ha
Cucumber require a warm climate and cool temperature for green in green house, and best temperature require between 20-240C.
A well droughts fertile soil with a PH of 6.0-7.0 is important for cucumber, its grown crop require soil- sandy loam soils to clay soils with good drainage.
Irrigation and Drainage
The summer crop cultivated as require enough soil moisture during its growth, when growth time if enough rainfall overall the crop, period droughts may occur during each growing season.
Weed regularly but be care full not to go below a couple of centimeters with your hoe as you damage the root system which will show down plant growth.
Apply land preparation farm yard manure or compost 25ton/ha. Apply chemical fertilizers N:P:K 50:25:25 kg/ha. At first application ½ N, and full P and K , then 30 days goes ½ N applied.
1.5m x 2.5m (Row to Row)
60cm x 90cm (Plant to Plant)
Shallow cultivation should be given during the early stage of growth to control the weeds.
Harvesting can be done 45days after sowing. Cucumber fruits for fresh consumption are harvested before they are fully mature, depending on the types can be 1-2 weeks after flowering.
The average yield of 8 to 10 ton/ha in 80-90 days for salad can be abtained.
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