How to properly water cucumbers so they don't turn bitter

Cucumbers are a popular crop, but everyone knows that fruit can be bitter sometimes. The reason is simple; improper watering. But how much water do cucumbers need? Gardener Raisa Poymalo knows.

"For young fruits, enough for flowering is 4-5 liters per square meter every 2-3 days, but it depends on the weather. During flowering, cucumber requires 10-12 liters per square meter, with the frequency of watering once every 3 days. During the fruiting period, cucumbers require 12-13 liters per square meter. In the heat with dry winds, cucumbers need daily watering."

"In the greenhouse, watering rules are a little bit different. In sunny weather, when the greenhouse is very hot, they need daily soil moisture. It is important to do everything on time: before flowering, it's better to give water to cucumbers in the morning. During fruiting - you need to do this in the evening when the sun goes down. The optimal water temperature is + 21−25 degrees, and the minimum is +12 degrees. Check soil moisture before watering because waterlogging can cause root rot!" 

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