6 rules to follow when watering and caring for cucumbers

To avoid bitterness: 6 rules to follow when watering and caring for cucumbers


02/13/2024 17:09

Proper watering is the key to health and a bountiful harvest of cucumbers. If watering is done incorrectly, they can become bitter and tasteless. We’ll tell you how to water cucumbers so that they don’t become bitter and give maximum yield.

1. Regularity of watering: Cucumbers are plants that prefer constant humidity. Therefore, regular watering is a key factor in preventing bitterness in cucumbers. They need moderate watering every day or every other day, especially during periods of active growth and fruiting. Avoid letting the soil dry out or soak it too much.

2. Water: It is preferable to use warm and settled water for watering cucumbers. Cold water can stress plants and lead to bitterness. Pre-settled water helps eliminate any remaining chlorine that may be present in tap water.

3. Water drainage: cucumbers do not like being waterlogged, so it is very important to have a good system for draining water from the garden bed. Prepare drainage holes or provide a suitable watering system to avoid moisture retention on the soil surface.

4. Moderation of watering: do not overdo it with watering cucumbers. Watering too frequently and too much can lead to softening of the fruit and development of bitterness. Stick to the middle ground and maintain regular watering.

5. Watering at the root: To avoid moisture contact with plants and fruits, water cucumbers at the base of the plants, preferably at the root level. This will help prevent excess moisture from getting on the leaves, which can cause bitterness.

6. Mulching: Applying a layer of mulch around the cucumbers will help retain moisture and prevent the soil from overheating. Mulching will also limit weed growth and help maintain an even soil temperature, which is beneficial for preventing bitterness.

Good watering plays an important role in growing delicious cucumbers. Regularity, water quality, proper care and humidity control will help you get a bountiful and sweet harvest without bitterness.

Cucumbers won’t be bitter if you pour this on them.

Author Vladislav Lenivko

Vladislav Lenivko – journalist, correspondent for the news service Pravda.Ru

Curator Andrey Tumanov

Andrey Tumanov – Russian journalist and TV presenter, producer, political figure

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