How to grow a melon?
Melon – culture, which is valued for its delicate flavor, juiciness, fragrant smell.
Its homeland is Central Asia, so it is quite heat-loving plant, moreover, respects the abundant watering.
You can grow melons in the open ground, but more correct will be the creation of greenhouses for growing melons.
There she will be safe from extremes of day and night temperatures that does not go in her favor.
Growing melons in greenhouse, try to get close to her were no other vegetables like: cucumbers, zucchini, pumpkins.
Closer proximity can lead to cross-pollination, and no one knows which hybrid you get. After you have made to greenhouse soil nutrient, you should choose the variety.
Do not try to grow larger varieties or varieties of long-term storage. If you do not live in the South, it is most appropriate for you will zolotinka, «Cinderella», «Mohawk», «Siberian Skorospelka». This so-called early-maturing varieties.
To protect your plant from rotting, seeds should be treated with a solution of potassium permanganate. Plant them in a pot.
Usually melon grows very quickly, after reaching 5-7 cm seedlings can be transplanted to the greenhouse.
To yield was higher and melon grow faster, use the method of pridobivanje.
Pinch should be only female flowers that appear on the side shoots. After this procedure, the side shoots will go to growth, and melon are ready for planting in the greenhouse.
To grow melons, you need to select the fruit. It is always better to leave the first appeared ovary.
When the fruits begin to gain weight, it is necessary to remove the last ovary, so they do not suck the juices. Important for growth is the watering and fertilizing.
For irrigation use only warm water. It is advisable to water the fruit every 4-5 days. It should not be too pour the melon, but also to save on water should not be.
Lack of moisture will lead to the fact that the melon will not gain richness, and its excess can cause rot, or it will simply burst from the saturation of moisture.
Fertilizing melons should only be done 2-3 weeks after transplanting into the ground.
When the fruit is of medium size, the feeding is stopped so as not to oversaturate the plant substances containing nitrates.
For feeding you can use the humus, chicken manure and other usual fertilizers.
To determine maturity of the fetus is very simple: it acquires a rich color with a yellow tint and is characterized by persistent aroma.
The cultivation of melons will enrich your diet. Because it can be used not only in the ripe form, but add in the jam and to prepare a kind of honey.