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Why your plum tree drops fruit prematurely?

Radek Štěpán 25. 05. 2023

Do you have plum trees in your garden? In Eastern Europe almost everyone has plum trees but not because they cannot do without jams or cakes… Plum brandy is the reason. But plum trees tend to be susceptible to various…


Most common mistakes when planting watermelons

Radek Štěpán 18. 05. 2023

If you grow watermelons in your garden regularly you know that the time to put them outside has already come. Growing watermelons has become a tradition even in cooler regions of Europe. This may be partially due to the fact…


How to care for potatoes after planting

Radek Štěpán 09. 05. 2023

So, all tubers are in the ground and now you just wait until the harvest comes in the fall! Unfortunately, that is not true. You still have a long way to go from planting to the final harvest. You do…


Peanut harvesting tips

Radek Štěpán 08. 05. 2023

Do you love peanuts? Sure you do. It is a great snack to munch on while watching TV. You can buy peanuts in any supermarket, usually roasted and salted, or even whole with skin and shell. But you can also…


Buying watermelon seedlings – what varieties should you buy?

Radek Štěpán 05. 05. 2023

Watermelons and melons… In our climate, melons of any kind are cherished by many. Sitting in your garden in the summer and biting into a juicy watermelon is great. Yes, you can buy a nice watermelon at the store and…


Mysterious larvae that destroy wooden plants

Radek Štěpán 01. 05. 2023

Have you found large white to yellowish larvae in your compost and you have no idea what they are? Well, this is rather common because larvae of the European rhinoceros beetle (Oryctes nasicornis) are nothing special. Yes, at first glance…


Get rid of ants living in your garden

Radek Štěpán 27. 04. 2023

Generally, we do not like to see ants in our gardens. Some people may be afraid of ant stings but that’s not all. Ants can also harm your plants by spreading aphids from one plant to another. If they live…


Gooseberry varieties not susceptible to American powdery mildew

Radek Štěpán 24. 04. 2023

Gooseberry is a very popular crop grown all over Europe. It originates in Asia, Europe and America. In the past it grew wild but later it was bred in France and England, where gardeners had created varieties that produced larger…

Garden substrates

Do not spend money on garden substrates – make your own

Radek Štěpán 23. 04. 2023

Commercially sold substrates designed for sowing are gaining huge popularity these days and it should be no surprise because seedlings do much better when the correct substrate is used. In this article we shall unlock the secret of garden substrate…


Sow pea now and enjoy an early harvest

Radek Štěpán 11. 04. 2023

Do your kids love fresh peas picked right from your garden? Of course they do! Peeling the pods and pulling out the sweet green balls is lot of fun, but in order for children to enjoy fresh peas, you should…