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Can banana that turned black be still saved? The answer is kind of…

Radek Štěpán 02. 03. 2023

We all know that if you leave bananas in a basket at home sooner or later they will gradually turn black. Usually, within a few days. First, black spots appear and before you know it your bananas are all black.

Time to sow your own peppers. A step by step manual

Radek Štěpán 01. 03. 2023

Mid-February is the best time to sow peppers. So, if you haven’t started yet, you should do so as soon as possible because that is the only way you can to grow beautiful peppers early. In the following lines, we…

Flowers of hydrangea, commonly known as hortensia, the indicator of soil acidity

Radek Štěpán 28. 02. 2023

Everyone loves large spherical bundles of beautiful hortensia flowers. These deeply colored flowers will attract anyone and the fact that these colors take different shades based on the soil is quite unique. The colors actually signal the acidity of the…


Lemon with baking soda kills unpleasant odors

Radek Štěpán 27. 02. 2023

Unpleasant odors coming from your trash bin can be a major nuisance. We all tend to procrastinate and take out the trash when absolutely necessary… Our trash cans contain many perishable items. Warm temperatures only speed up the process. It…

Physalis peruviana

Goldenberry is loaded with antioxidants

Radek Štěpán 26. 02. 2023

Physalis peruviana or simply physalis, or the Inca’s cherry, is known for its typical “lanterns” and it is a very interesting plant. Fruits of this particular variety are edible (there are also varieties whose fruits are purely for decorative purposes…


Growing parsley in winter. The trick of our grandmothers still works

Radek Štěpán 25. 02. 2023

Would you like to grow and use your own green parsley even in winter? Of course you would! Well, you can also go to a supermarket and buy parsley there… But that parsley is not the real stuff… Especially, when…


White, yellow or red onions? There is more to the difference than just the color

Radek Štěpán 24. 02. 2023

Do you know how to properly use white, yellow and red onions? Is there any difference? When you go to the store you will probably see all three types on the shelves. Onion is onion but each variety offers specific…


Questions about the safety of consuming sprouted potatoes

Radek Štěpán 23. 02. 2023

Can we eat sprouted potatoes without worries? A question that a very few people have the answer for, but do not worry the answer is yes. Of course, we shall examine the pros and cans in the following lines and…

Indoor hibiscus

When and how to prune indoor hibiscus? The traditional all-year cut will no longer do

Radek Štěpán 22. 02. 2023

We buy these beautiful plants mainly for their lovely flowers that decorate our homes and gardens. However, if your hibiscus tree resembles a “used broom” it will not serve you well… Is there anything that you can do to keep…


Eggshell peeling secret

Radek Štěpán 21. 02. 2023

Eggs are very nutritious, we all know that, but peeling them can be annoying. However, if you do it correctly (or if happen to be lucky), it takes almost no time, but other times the eggshell seems to be stuck…