Pumpkin agrotechnology It should take a little time, but in addition you can get a very healthy and tasty product that is very nutritious and valuable.
Cultivation of pumpkin takes place in the open field, using a seed or seedling method. But there are still some differences.
When growing pumpkin, it is important to follow proper care. Before seedlings appear, it is very important to ensure that no crust forms on the soil. To do this, carry out mulching the rows with humus or peat... If a crust has formed after the rain, then it is necessary to shallowly loosen the soil without touching the seeds.
It is necessary to protect the sown seeds from pricking. To do this, a twine with a film is pulled over the seeds at a distance of 40 cm above the ground, and a scarecrow can also be installed.
It is worth using temporary film sheltersthat can protect seedlings from possible frost.
After rains, it is necessary to loosen and weed the soil on the third day after rain or watering. First, it is necessary to loosen up to 15 cm in depth, but when the plant begins to grow, then the depth is reduced, otherwise the root system can be damaged.
In order for the pumpkin to grow well and bear fruit, it must be watered regularly - not very often, but at the same time abundantly. When leaves or fruits are actively growing, then watering should be done even more often. When the pumpkin is in bloom, it is worth watering less often.
Water is very important for pumpkins, so it should be planted on structural, moisture-intensive and fertile soils. In this case, even without irrigation, you can get a lot of fruits.