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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…

Calcium cyanamide

Calcium cyanamide – a universal remedy or an outdated relic?

Radek Štěpán 17. 02. 2023

Some of us think that calcium cyanamide is a miracle cure for everything, while the rest of us may be even afraid that it can harm our plants, and as with any myth, the truth lies somewhere in the middle.

tomato mould efficiently

How to slow down tomato mould efficiently

Radek Štěpán 27. 09. 2022

Tomato blight fungus is one of the most common diseases. It is a nightmare that can completely wipe out a large part of your crop. That is, if you let the infected plants continue to grow. Phytophthora infestans is quite…

Monilinia fructigena

Monilinia fructigena and apples. Protect your apples in time

Radek Štěpán 24. 09. 2022

Are you sick of looking at your apple trees? Do you see many apples turning brown or even completely rotten? Well, if you do your tree has been infected by Monilinia fructigena. This fungus typically attacks the fruits, but you…


Wasps attacking plums – a nightmare any gardener needs to address

Radek Štěpán 20. 09. 2022

A garden full of wasps is a nightmare for any of us. They are dangerous not only for humans, but they may also negatively affect your harvest or they can completely destroy it. The myth that wasps can only get…

Scarlet lily beetle

A beautiful creature but sinister too: Scarlet lily beetle

Radek Štěpán 04. 09. 2022

You simply cannot miss this little bug. And if you do not see it in your garden just plant lilies somewhere and this little bug will arrive in no time. Scarlett lily beetle (Lilioceris lilii Scopoli) nibbles on leaves and…

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…


A few tips for lichen removal

Radek Štěpán 11. 08. 2022

Growing fruit and ornamental trees has its own specifics, and one of the unpleasant downsides that anyone will eventually encounter is lichen. Do you know how much lichen is dangerous and to what extent it can harm your trees? If…


Vole (field mouse) repellent plants

Radek Štěpán 09. 08. 2022

The field vole (Microtus arvalis) is a tiny animal that resembles a mouse. Unlike mouse, however, vole does not eat meat at all. On one hand it does good things to your garden because it can destroy a lot of…


How to deal with dreaded snails ecologically and efficiently

Radek Štěpán 03. 08. 2022

Is it not amazing? All it takes is a little rain and the situation in many gardens can get really bad. Specially this year. But before you pull out the big “chemical guns”, check once again our list of effective…