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How to build a lovely garden out of a wasteland – follow the weeds

Radek Štěpán 13. 03. 2023

If you are starting to build a completely new garden, do not make a mistake by immediately pulling out everything that grows and lives there. A thorough survey of the terrain can tell you what type of soil you will…

Spring shopping tips – summer hyacinth aka galtonia

Radek Štěpán 12. 03. 2023

When you find yourselves searching market stores for some interesting novelties for your garden, do not forget the good and old-fashioned galtonia (Galtoniacandicans). This plant used to be quite common everywhere but it is rather rare these days. You may…


Red and green bananas – interesting and unusual fruit

Radek Štěpán 11. 03. 2023

We can see rarities like that especially around Christmas, but sometimes you can find them all year round in well-stuckor special fruit and vegetable stores. This year many of us saw red bananas rightnext to green bananas and many of…


Vermicompost an organic fertilizer and a great way to get rid of your kitchen waste

Radek Štěpán 10. 03. 2023

Vermicompost is an excellent fertilizer and everyone can prepare it. Those of us who have their own garden as well as those who want to make compost at home. It’s not complicated, but you have to follow few rules to…

Verbena is a great choice for your balcony

Radek Štěpán 09. 03. 2023

Verbena is a flower that loves the sun and it is available in many different colors. It blooms from summer to autumn (until October, depending on the weather) and this makes it a great plant for your balcony. There are…


How to speed up the start of the cucumber season

Radek Štěpán 08. 03. 2023

While it may seem too early for cucumbers, you should not get fooled and take an action. The “deadline” of April 25 has long since passed, so, unless you live somewhere in the foothills you need to get going. And…


Cucumbers wrapped in plastic…pros and cons

Radek Štěpán 07. 03. 2023

Do you remember the time when milk and other liquids were only sold in glass, and plastic packaging was rather rare? Well, that is not the case today, because almost everything is packed in plastic – and we even take…


Human urine as a fertilizer?

Radek Štěpán 06. 03. 2023

Using human excrements as a garden fertilizer is virtually unthinkable in Europe. Yes, human “stuff” contains useful compounds and may work occasionally for any garden, but it also contains plenty of bacteria and substances that could be dangerous for humans.


Spring is here. Non-traditional decoration tips

Radek Štěpán 05. 03. 2023

Having primroses or daffodils into your apartment is nothing special. These are very popular flowers. When they are done blooming you can transplant them to your garden or throw them in the trash – depending how well you…


Using your own nettle fertilizer is a great option

Radek Štěpán 04. 03. 2023

When we say an organic fertilizer, compost is the first thing that comes to mind. Yes, compost is used as a fertilizer most often. However, this is not the only option as far as organic fertilizers go, and to be…