This summer, many crops are lagging behind in development due to the cool weather in May and June. Gardeners are looking forward to the appearance of the first zucchini and squash. It is necessary to remember some of the features of these crops in order to get an earlier and plentiful harvest and to avoid diseases.
During fruiting, 2-3 leaves are removed from the middle of the bush - for better illumination and ventilation. Sick, old leaves lying on the ground are regularly removed.
Why do the ovaries rot? Most likely, the female flowers were not pollinated. Or maybe there were sharp changes in temperature, or you watered the bushes with cold water. This happens if the ovary is struck by apical rot.
Decide from which plants you will take fruits for summer consumption and canning, and which ones you will leave for winter storage. Fruits are removed from "summer" plants as often as possible, preventing them from overgrowing: the wilted corolla of the flower serves as a signal for collection. More than 20 green leaves can be collected from such plants.
On "winter" plants, 4-5 fruits are allowed to form. When they are ripe, they are removed for winter storage, cutting off along with the stalk.
The first feeding of zucchini and squash - before flowering (for 10 liters of water - 0.5 liters of mullein, 1 tablespoon of nitroammofoska) -1 liter per plant.
During fruiting: for 10 liters of water - 2 tbsp. spoons of nitroammophoska and 2-3 tbsp. Giant spoons - 2 liters per plant.
Additionally, two foliar dressings are carried out with an interval of 10-15 days (for 10 liters of water - 1 tbsp. Spoon of urea or "Ideal"). One plant - 0.5 l.