Protocol on treatment of cucumbers with Nano-Gro™
Treatment of vegetable seeds and seedlings with Nano-Gro™ organic growth enhancer can be performed both by hand or using the special machines for treating seeds (laboratory panner).
In our particular case, we recommend a hand treatment of the cucumber seeds and make a second treatment during vegetation.
Preparation of solution
To prepare the working solution use tap water (cold or of room temperature). Put the pellets in water, let them dissolve passively then shake well by vertical movements or mix thoroughly with wood or plastic mixer. Don’t use metal tanks or mixers!
It is recommended to prepare at once not less then four liters of solution. The solution is active during 48 hours if kept in a cool place protected from direct sunlight.
Hand treatment of seeds
Seeds should be laid out on a gauze or sackcloth and put into solution to soak for 30 seconds. After that take the seeds out, let them dry in the shade and plant as usual. Consumption of the solution is 2 liters per 1 kg of seeds.
If the seeds have already been treated by the manufacturer Nano-Gro treatment can not be made as the solution can dissolve the layer of preparations used by the manufacturer.
In case if other preparations are used for pre-planting treatment just add Nano-Gro pellets in a ready liquid solution of preparation and apply all together.
Treatment during vegetation
At the stage when a plant sprouts 2-3 real leaves the seedling should be poured with Nano-Gro™ solution prepared. Consumption of solution is 50 ml per one plant.
If the plot is equipped with drip irrigation the treatment becomes much easier. Nano-Gro can be mixed with any liquid fertilizers used traditionally.
For these purposes the appropriate number of pellets is to be dissolved in small amount of tap water (3-5 liters) then this concentrate should be poured in the tank of drip irrigation system with a ready solution of liquid fertilizer or with tap water. Mix thoroughly.