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Carnations will grow well both on your balcony and in garden

Radek Štěpán 03. 09. 2023

We all love carnations (The general name in Latin is Dianthus). They produce typical colourful and unobtrusively fragrant flowers. Carnations make beautiful vase decorations that will last and smell nice for long. Not like other flowers that you keep in…


Why are some cucumbers bitter? There are several reasons

Radek Štěpán 02. 09. 2023

Surely you know what we talk about. You love great juicy cucumbers of course, but when you bite into one you are in for a surprise. It tastes very bitter. Unfortunately, this is a quite common, especially with cucumbers grown…


What mistakes to avoid when growing roses

Radek Štěpán 01. 09. 2023

If we were to find some of the noblest and most romantic flowers, we would probably end up with roses. In fact, beautiful roses are the pride of every gardener, and yes roses are often referred to as the queens…


Harvesting and storing Mexican sour cucumbers, also known as achokcha

Radek Štěpán 31. 08. 2023

Do you know Mexican cucumbers? Well, you probably do. Caigua (achokcha) already has a pretty strong position in our markets. The lost crop of the mythical Incas is a delicious vegetable. It is a cross between peppers and cucumbers. Cyclanthera…


Five tips to keep your fuchsias beautiful at all times

Radek Štěpán 30. 08. 2023

Those fuchsias you see today on many balconies and terraces come initially from Central and South America. In the seventeenth century these beautiful flowers got their name after a botanist called Leonhart Fuchs, but today’s fuchsias are not the original…


Tips how to make tomatoes sweeter

Radek Štěpán 29. 08. 2023

Now is the time when tomatoes are ripening and with this hot weather anyone should have an excellent harvest. All gardeners want their tomatoes to be as sweet as possible but not all of them can achieve that. The level…


Preserving blueberries without adding any extra liquid or sugar

Radek Štěpán 28. 08. 2023

With the exception of freezing, this method, which is similar to pickling, is one of the most popular ways to preserve blueberries. It is a very gentle method and it will preserve the taste and the structure of this wonderful…


The name white zucchini is a little bit misleading but who cares, the taste is great

Radek Štěpán 27. 08. 2023

The market has been constantly flooded with many exotic and new varieties of vegetable during the last years. White zucchini is one of the rare ones that you may have already seen. Yes, it is called white zucchini but the…


Great pickles that will last long and are ready in minutes

Radek Štěpán 26. 08. 2023

Summer is in full swing and those of us who have a pool at home probably enjoy swimming for the most of the time, but there are also fruits and veggies that you can enjoy at this time. Let’s take…


How to make the most of turmeric curative effects using natural boosters

Radek Štěpán 25. 08. 2023

Many people compare turmeric (a spice obtained from the rhizome of a plant called Curcuma longa) to saffron. And it’s not just because of its colour. Turmeric also offers a number of health benefits. Turmeric is a great antioxidant and…