Do you love the taste of homemade cucumbers, but don’t have a garden to grow them? It doesn’t matter, we’ll give you a trick that will allow you to grow them on the balcony or even on the windowsill.
Prepare plastic bottles
If you have a balcony, feel free to reach for large five-liter plastic bottles. If you only want to grow cucumbers on the windowsill, choose some smaller ones – just the classic one and a half liter ones.
Cut off the upper third of the bottle and make several larger holes in the lower part. Wrap the sides of the bottles with cling film. Keep the top part, you will need it later.
Well, now we have prepared containers in which we will grow cucumbers, and we move on.
Soil and seeds
Allow cucumber seeds to germinate before planting. Wrap the seeds in a paper napkin, put them in a bowl, cover them with cling film and pierce them in several places.
Once the seeds have germinated, you can plant. Fill the bottles with soil suitable for growing vegetables and plant the seeds in it. Put about five of them in a large bottle.
Now prepare the top part of the bottle that you cut off and put the seeds in it. This will create an improvised mini-greenhouse. Cucumbers will have the appropriate microclimate they need to grow and you will be able to look forward to a healthy harvest.
Don’t forget to pinch and fertilize
Although it is not a big crop in the garden or in an ordinary greenhouse, this does not mean that you do not have to worry about cucumbers at all. Water them regularly and remember to pinch them as soon as the first leaves appear so that they do well.
You can also fertilize cucumbers. If you want to use strictly natural fertilizers, you can reach for onion skins or wood ash, for example – make an infusion of these ingredients in the dressing with which you pour the cucumbers. It is also a good idea to dissolve yeast in water with a little sugar – the yeast will help your cucumbers grow successfully.