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How to grow mushrooms at home

Radek Štěpán 25. 09. 2022

Unfortunately, we cannot grow mushrooms from seeds. Mushrooms reproduce through mycelium, a root network of cells. When the conditions where mushrooms live get worse, they release spores that spread through the wind. When the spores find a better environment, they…

Bedly high

Parasol mushroom and heavy metals…

Radek Štěpán 22. 09. 2022

Whether you are a mushroom enthusiast or not, you most likely know one of the most famous mushrooms (Macrolepiota procera), the parasol mushroom. It is an edible mushroom with a unique taste and it is loved by many people. Many…

White clover

White clover (Trifolium repens) is not just an ordinary weed

Radek Štěpán 21. 09. 2022

Most of us pass this plant without realizing its true value. We think it is a weed, just a part of nature. Perhaps you remember when we were children and looked for the precious four-leaf clovers and believed it will…

Plums

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…

hazelnuts

Growing hazels pays off, and not just because of the nuts

Radek Štěpán 19. 09. 2022

Do you have a hazel tree in your garden? If you do, most likely you are collecting great nuts right now. Hazelnuts are excellent for direct consumption as well as for drying. There are many foods and dishes that would…

black root

No need to store Spanish salsify (Scorzonera hispanica) in your basement

Radek Štěpán 17. 09. 2022

All gardening guides will advise you to do this – dig up Spanish salsify before the first frosts hit and store it in a box filled with sand in the basement. But you might be happy to hear that you…

olives

Growing olives may not always be a lottery

Radek Štěpán 16. 09. 2022

Do you love olive oil and the specific taste of olives? Of course, these fruits are excellent especially as a snack with wine, but they are also great in many dishes. They are mostly imported from Greece, Spain, Italy. Well,…

corn

Did you get a kernel of corn right from the field? Well, it may be difficult to cook it properly

Radek Štěpán 15. 09. 2022

Do you love boiled corn? Of course you do. Everybody loves delicious sweet corn. Most of us just buy corn at the supermarket, right? If you can, choose the fresh pieces. They are often sold in pairs and the price…

Shiitake

You can grow these mushrooms at home

Radek Štěpán 14. 09. 2022

Growing mushrooms in your garden is a completely different task than growing any other vegetable. However, it may not be so complicated. If you have all the necessary materials, growing organic mushrooms is easier than it may seem at first…

Grass snake

Grass snakes in your garden. Do not be afraid of them. Help them

Radek Štěpán 13. 09. 2022

Did you hear a strange rustling in the grass or on your rockery? Did you take a look and see a snake, or just catch a glimpse of its front or end? Did you get scared? There was probably nothing…