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chilli

Red or orange, does not matter. The time to harvest, store and preserve these little treasures has come

Radek Štěpán 11. 09. 2022

Take a look at your garden. It should be absolutely phenomenal around this time! Do you have elegant chilli peppers? These can certainly brighten up any garden! Not a fan of these hot devils? It does not matter. We shall…

Time for radish sowing – in autumn: Easy to grow and loaded with vitamins

Radek Štěpán 09. 09. 2022

Autumn is already here and the unbearable hot weather has become a thing of the past. Autumn however, is also the time when you should pay attention to your garden. Apart from enjoying harvesting various fruits, you should also make…

hokkaido

Hokkaido pumpkins are ripening. There are many uses

Radek Štěpán 29. 08. 2022

Are you thinking about growing some type of pumpkin? If you do, you should definitely try Hokkaido pumpkin, also known as Red Kuri Squash. This plant has become very popular recently and you will find it in many gardens. It…

Green shoulder

Green shoulders around tomatoes: A physiological disorder that can be avoided

Radek Štěpán 24. 08. 2022

Do you grow plenty of tomatoes in your garden? If you do, you probably make ketchup, dry them, or process them in many other ways. When you harvest tomatoes, you will certainly have fruits that are coloured as they should…

Zucchinis

The fight between yellow and green zucchinis. Who is the winner?

Radek Štěpán 22. 08. 2022

Do you have zucchini in your garden? Of course you do, because this wonderful vegetable is a must in any garden and you can prepare many delicious dishes from it. In Central Europe there are two most popular varieties and…

mushroom

Abundant, Neglected but Tasty Mushrooms that Do Not Absorb Heavy Metals

Radek Štěpán 20. 08. 2022

Are you on a mushroom picking trip, walking through the woods but finding only Russula mushrooms? Well, if you are not fond of them you most likely just pass them by. It is a shame because these are great, but…

cucumbers

Harvesting pickles

Radek Štěpán 02. 08. 2022

Cucumber canning is in full swing, so let us focus on pickles. We are all looking forward to harvesting them. Canned cucumbers or pickles come really handy during cold winter days when we can munch on them. We will not…

thuja

Thuja hedge: The great loss of small gardens

Radek Štěpán 01. 08. 2022

Did you have enough of looking at a regular and faded fence made of a wire net? Yes, we know it is not particularly pretty sight, but if you have a small garden, it is often a better solution than…

melon

Melon time: A comparison of water melon, yellow and sugar cantaloupe/honeydew

Radek Štěpán 27. 07. 2022

When we say summer, many people think of great sweet melons and other delicious fruits. Nowadays you can choose from many different varieties of melons and many of those available in the market are very good. If you lean toward…

Portulaca oleracea

Common purslane (Portulaca oleracea): A great plant that we normally walk on

Radek Štěpán 18. 07. 2022

We all know that we step on different plants every day or we just pass them by unnoticed. But as soon as we see undesirable weeds we try to eliminate them immediately. We understand. You just want to give a…