Greenhouse Cucumber cultivation

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.

cucumber-flower
cucumber-flower

Seed rate in cucumber

About 2.5kg seeds are required for a heatare.

Seed treatment

Cucumber seed with carbendazin 2gm/kg, Trichoderma viride 4gm/kg of seeds before sowing.

Sowing Time

Cucumber seed cultivated as summer and rainy season, season wise  month is-

Summer season – January to February

Rainy season crop -June to July

Seed Rate

The seed rate is 2.5-3.5kg/ha

Climate

Cucumber require a warm climate and cool temperature for green in green house, and best temperature require between 20-240C.

Soil type

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.

cucumber cultivation
cucumber cultivation

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.

Fertilizers

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.

Sowing method

1.5m x 2.5m (Row to Row)

60cm x 90cm (Plant to Plant)

Weed control

Shallow cultivation should be given during the early stage of growth to control the weeds.

Harvesting

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.

Yield

The average yield of 8 to 10 ton/ha in 80-90 days for salad can be abtained.

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