Horse cucumbers: characteristics, planting, growth

Cucumbers are one of the products in great demand. In Russia, cucumbers feel good only under built greenhouses or in places that protect from the wind.

Among the features of a rich harvest include high humidity, which contributes to the normalization and development of vegetables. One of the best varieties of cucumber is the horse variety.


  • Growth factors
  • Variety characteristics
  • Landing rules

Growth factors

With the onset of spring, every gardener thinks about planting crops. He tries to choose the seeds of those products, the price of which is not high and those that can bring a rich harvest. The sheer variety of varieties, even of an experienced gardener, is sometimes misleading.

That's right, since a huge number of factors affect the growth of products:

  • Weather
  • Land quality
  • Compliance with care requirements
  • Pest resistance
  • Ripening time

Variety characteristics

Horse cucumbers are considered one of the best varieties in the f1 group. Most people assume that the seeds belonging to this group are genetically modified (GMO), and they are bypassed. And this is an erroneous opinion, since the product of this category is a heterotic hybrid.

A hybrid of group f1 is obtained by crossing two varieties with different dominant traits. For example, they take seeds of one variety with a high yield, while the other is early ripening. When two seeds are crossed, a variety is obtained with both traits (high-yielding and early maturing).

Crossing the hybrid with other varieties is not recommended, since the dominant qualities can only be transferred to some seeds.

This hybrid will belong to the F2 group. Horse cucumbers are an excellent hybrid with an early ripening period. After 50 days, you can enjoy fresh young cucumbers, which have an amazing taste and aroma, and also do not contain bitterness.

These cucumbers can bear fruit in both open and sheltered areas and under unfavorable conditions. Cucumbers grow up to 10 cm long are green, cylindrical, often small-tuberous. They are great for pickling and preserving, eating fresh.

This type of culture is resistant to various kinds of diseases, powdery mildew and root rot. A fairly large crop can be harvested from one square meter, an average of 14 kg. To achieve a rich harvest of horse cucumbers, you need to do the right thing from the very beginning of sowing.

Landing rules

Sowing is carried out after the spring frosts have subsided, when the soil reaches a temperature of 14 ° C. The land should be enriched with organic matter, loosened up. Seeds are sown into moist soil at a depth of 3 cm. You can also plant 23 day old seedlings, which are planted at the end of May.

Planting plants should not be very frequent, about 2 - 3 per square meter. Basically, planting of cucumbers is carried out by seedlings. Before planting them, you should first soak the seeds and wait for them to germinate.

You need to soak the seeds correctly, only in this case you can get a good harvest. So how do you soak your seeds properly? The answer to this question is several different ways that will ultimately allow you to get seeds ready for planting:

  1. Wrap the seeds in linen or hemp cloth, pre-wet it and put in a plastic bag. The bag should be in a warm enough place. The first shoots will appear in three days.
  2. Wrap the seeds in a damp cloth and put them in a glass jar. Cover the container with a lid and in a warm place they will germinate within 2 days.
  3. The third method is original, not everyone knows, but many use it. Put a wet cloth with seeds wrapped in it in a bra. Those using this method talk about the possibility of planting seeds after a few hours.

Do not use cold water or tap water to soak horse cucumber seeds. The best option is melt water or rainwater, and the temperature of which is not lower than 26 C. Before soaking the seeds, treatment with a growth stimulant will also not harm.

Seedlings are grown no more than 3 weeks, otherwise they will outgrow. Upon reaching 2 - 3 weeks of age, the cucumbers are planted in the garden, where they continue to grow. Horse cucumbers require careful care. Water regularly with warm water, loosen the ground between the ridges.

During growth and fruiting, feed with organic fertilizers and minerals. When the first fruits appear, you can harvest three times a week. Regular harvesting of the crop also contributes to its increase in quantitative composition.

See the rules for planting cucumbers in the video:

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