Planting zucchini on the lunar calendar

If you plant zucchini on the lunar calendar and follow the rules for their cultivation, you can get a rich harvest.

Planting zucchini on the lunar calendar

In addition, according to the schedule, you can determine which days to carry out work in the garden.

The influence of the moon on the development of plants is quite powerful - this is proved by scientists. If you sow seeds in the phase of its growth, then zucchini will be strong and less susceptible to disease.

When to plant zucchini for seedlings

Before sowing, you should find out the weather forecast and take into account the climate in a particular region.

Gardeners who have been growing vegetables for a long time can come from their own experience, focusing on the expected weather conditions.

Spring of 2019 is expected to be calm, without weather surges, so work in the garden can be planned according to the usual schedule.

According to the lunar calendar, it is better to plant zucchini seeds for seedlings in the following days:

  • March 7–20;
  • April 6-18;
  • May 6-18;
  • June 4–16.

Of course, such a schedule is not suitable for all gardeners: for example, in Moscow you can sow seeds a little later, because spring on this territory comes later than in southern Russia, snow also lingers longer.

Zucchini loves heat, so disembarkation is necessary when the cold has receded.

In the Moscow Region, the land warms up only by the end of April - beginning of May, i.e. plants can be planted in open soil no earlier than this time.

Siberians will have to wait even longer for the moment when it will be possible to fully begin garden work.

Young seedlings are still very tender, so if it is cold at night, the planted bushes are covered with foil.

Rules for planting seedlings

Zucchini can be grown from seeds or seedlings. But you need to consider that the second method makes it possible to get more crops in the future.

Preparatory work begins in April, and for the most impatient, even in March. Large containers or pots of such a size are taken that it would then be convenient to get a bush of seedlings.

Soil preparation

Sand and peat are mixed in equal parts (peat pots may become a more convenient option - the roots of the plant are not damaged).

No more than 2 pcs can be planted in one pot. seed.

Growing place

Seedlings need sunlight

Then the containers with seedlings should be put on the windowsill - where enough sunlight is exposed.

When the windows face north, it is worthwhile to provide additional lighting. The optimum range of indoor air temperature is from 19 to 25 ° C. If the room is cooler, the pots are covered with foil.

From the time of sowing seeds to the possibility of transplanting into the soil, about 25-30 days pass.

Sowing rules

For sowing seeds of zucchini are taken, within 20 minutes they should be disinfected in a weak solution of potassium permanganate.

They are soaked for a day in warm water, and then wrapped in a wet cloth for another 3 days.

Seeds must go through the hardening stage: when they swell, they are kept in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. And then they put it in a warm place with good lighting for another week.

After all, the seeds are placed in a container with prepared and moist soil and sprinkled on top of 1 cm.

Sprouted according to all the rules will result in powerful plants and a good harvest.

When to plant in a greenhouse and open ground

The lunar calendar was created in order to choose the best days for planting zucchini, as well as to find out what time it is better to work with the earth (water, loosen, fertilize, etc.).

In 2019, planting in a greenhouse is better:

  • from February 7 to February 17;
  • from March 11 to March 15;
  • from April 7 to April 18;
  • from May 8 to May 18;
  • from June 5 to June 16.

Basically, during this time, gardeners manage to carry out all the planting of zucchini (and some even get a crop).

Those involved in the cultivation of this crop year-round, it is recommended to perform all the main actions with seedlings on the following dates:

  • from July 3 to July 16;
  • from August 5 to 12;
  • from September 1 to September 13;
  • throughout October.

The cultivation of this vegetable involves the last harvest in October-November, and the use of greenhouses can still extend the period of planting seedlings, caring for her and harvesting. Therefore, the information contained in the lunar calendar will be useful to gardeners throughout the year.

Transplant Rules

In open ground

Plants grow well on fertilized soil

Prepare the soil in advance - loosen and fertilize it, and only then transfer the seedlings there.

This is done in late May - early June. But this time period is approximate, as during this period it is already warm enough only in the southern regions. Muscovites and Siberians can be advised to take up work when the soil temperature is 15-16 ° C.

  • As already mentioned, the soil should be fertilized - vegetables grow well on the ground with organic fertilizers.
  • In the process of planting, you should not get carried away: on 1 m² there should be no more than 2 bushes.
  • Before you remove the bush from the tank, you need to dig a hole and pour water into it.
  • To remove the plant from the container in which it grew, you need to be very careful, because roots can be damaged.
  • The bush, not shaking from the earthen lump, is lowered into the hole and the roots are sprinkled, slightly compacting the soil around the stem.

To the greenhouse

In open ground, you can sow and seeds. But for planting in a greenhouse or greenhouse, it is rational to use only seedlings.

According to the calendar for 2019, you can plant zucchini in the greenhouse since February. The first crop will be ready in early spring. Plants grown in a greenhouse are less sick and grow faster.

Seedlings are prepared according to the same rules as for open soil, but it is better to choose individual pots for planting seeds.

In order for greenhouse zucchini to give a good harvest, the following conditions must be observed:

  1. To nourish plants with biofuel. Zucchini love him, because it contains many nutrients, in addition, it provides protection of the roots from the cold. This type of feeding is being prepared quite simply: the same amount of straw and manure (from pigs or cows) is mixed. The mixture is watered and covered with polyethylene for 3-4 days. Then biofuels can be stacked.
  2. To control the air temperature in the greenhouse: at night it should not fall below 14 ° C, and during the day it should not be 24 ° C. The soil should also be warm enough - 20–25 ° С. Do not forget that the emitting carbon dioxide contributes to the insulation of the soil.
  3. Watering should be not abundant, but be sure - regular and warm (20-24 ° C) water.
  4. The zucchini does not need much humidity, therefore it is recommended to fill the soil with sawdust, and as soon as the air temperature outdoors, ventilate the greenhouse more often.
  5. An important role in obtaining a noble crop is played by regular top dressing. Once every 10 days, plants are fertilized with various means of natural or industrial origin (cow manure can again be used).

Usually, 40-50 days elapse before harvesting (after planting in the greenhouse). Zucchini belongs to that rare category of vegetables, the yield of which can be obtained several times during the season. Of course, it all depends on the climate in a particular region.

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