Greenhouse Cucumbers

Developing the Greenhouses: I began the building of the greenhouses in mid-November. Each greenhouse looks like 2 linked half cylinders of 52 meters long, 20 meters large and 3 meters high. The greenhouses have a framework made from galvanized iron pipelines and a polyethylene plastic skin of 180 micron, immune against ultraviolet rays. The greenhouses are built parallel to each other and with an area of 4 meters. Thinking about the enough resource of sunshine in the location and also the critical matter of supplying the warm, I determined to construct the greenhouses in north-south direction; therefore I could reduce the fuel intake by %20. It hanging cucumber plants ought to likewise be stated that the heating installations ran with gas oil (2 heating systems for each and every greenhouse), which were changed by a thermostat and the overall taken in gas oil during the growth period was 40,000 litres. The building of the greenhouses, which was done by a private professional as well as under my guidance was over in 7 days.

Delineation and also Identifying Seeding Ranges: after delineation, ten ridges with 2 seeding rows of one meter broad each, and 9 creeks of 90 cm each were made. I establish 2 rows of pipes, which had openings with sizes of 0.035 inches, on each ridge, because flow watering was considered to be the main system for irrigation in the greenhouses.

Farming Procedures: I selected elite variety seeds (Royal), and also saturated them in water for 10 hrs before farming. A rather new thing I carried out in farming procedure was covering the ridges with black polyethylene with a width of 1.5 meter each as well as I put about 10 centimeters of the sides of the plastic under the ground. This was done to increase the dirt temperature by 4-5 Centigrade; this can boost the growth of the roots and also boost the plant’s yield consequently. Likewise the black shade of the plastic disables the growth of the weeds. It was a definitely advantageous job. I watered the planet thoroughly the day in the past. In late-Nov., I grew the seeds in 2 rows on each ridge with a room of 50 centimeters and detailed of 2 centimeters. The space in between the rows was 80 centimeters. Besides, I planted 50 other seeds in little flower holders protected under plastic covers to utilize them in instance the seeds generally part did not sprout.

Management Process: after growing the seeds, I thought about a secure temperature level for greenhouses during development period; 22C in the evening as well as 27C in the day. When the plants had 8-10 fallen leaves, i.e. 20 days after seeding, I did not begin watering yet, and also the only point I did was leading the shrubs up utilizing hanging strings that were attached to metal cords fixed in the height of 2.5 meters from the ground. I started Trickled Irrigation in normal intervals as well as with a really low pressure; irrigation was done 2-3 times a week in average as well as after the ridges were arid. I additionally provided the bushes with fertilizer services in each watering up to completion of harvest procedure. The sorts of plant foods and the amount used for both greenhouses are as follow: manure 150 kg, ammonium phosphate 30 kg, potassium sulfate 200 kg, magnesium sulfate 70 kg. I mixed the plant foods with water at a 1 to 100 ratio, and I cut the fertilizing in fifty percent in gloomy days. After that my employees and I started pruning the bushes until the harvest day.

Harvest Refine: after 5-6 weeks the shrubs were ready for harvest. Collecting was done every mid-day by me as well as the employees utilizing gloves as well as sharp sheers to prevent damaging the shrubs. Around 20 tons of cucumber were gathered from each greenhouse. So I marketed the fruits after risk-free packing at the area. Harvesting was over by the end of May next year, and from that date on, I rented the greenhouses to an additional individual.

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