Growing zucchini

The most valuable vegetable culture with a rich chemical composition is zucchini. In recent years, he fully settled in homesteads and suburban areas. This light-loving plant of a short day, it is depressed even by a slight shading, and hygrophilous.

Early maturity and moderate cold resistance allow it to grow outdoors in the middle zone of Russia. But even with a short-term drop in temperature to 0 ° C, plantations and crops will die.
There are many kinds of this culture, the main ones are: classic, zucchini, spaghetti, round. Solve the food problem or decorate the plot will help these vegetables, their decorative species are of different shapes and colors.
The best for cultivation will be the land on which the pumpkin trees have not grown for more than three years, well-lit, neutral and with high-fertility soils. If necessary, it is possible to improve the soil with peat, especially since now Buy peat with delivery Will not make any problems. In the autumn digging is desirable to make a garden area of ​​10 square. M. 10 organic buckets (compost or reprocessed manure), 300-350 g superphosphate and 150-200 g potassium fertilizers. The spring digging is combined with the addition of 150-200 gram to 10 sq. M. M. Of ammonium nitrate and carried out before planting seedlings or sowing seeds.
Planting of 25-30 diurnal seedlings is performed when the threat of frost has passed and the soil is warmed at a depth of 10 cm to 10-11 ° C better in cloudy weather. Seedling with a lump of earth is transferred to the hole, the cotyledonous leaves are placed on the ground level, watered and covered. Distances between seedlings should be at least 1 meters.
Systematic watering, fertilizing, loosening and weeding plantings will help to get a good harvest.
Fans of organic products recommend to grow vegetable marrows on beds from compost heaps made from last year's compost and plant residues. In this case, no additional fertilizing is needed.
Affected by a spider mite leaves become spotty, marbled, then turn yellow and dry, twisting leaves, falling off of flowers and leaves signals the damage of aphids, and sticky dirty fading leaves about infection with whitefly. All pests contribute to a decrease in yield and inhibition of plants. The main diseases affecting zucchini are powdery mildew, anthracnose, white rot, etc.
Prevention helps combat the defeat of seedlings by pests and diseases. It includes the observance of the rules of crop rotation, cleaning and liquidation of plant remains and diseased fetuses, deep digging of beds.

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