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Baking soda for garlic planting and other interesting tips

Radek Štěpán 09. 12. 2023

Many of us have already planted garlic, but if you did not, there is certainly no need to panic. The frosts did not hit yet so, you still have time. Before you get to that we shall offer some interesting…

Indian borage

Syrup from Coleus amboinicus, commonly known as Indian borage

Radek Štěpán 07. 12. 2023

We all know that Indian borage is a medicinal plant but did you know that you can make a syrup out of it? Read on and we shall tell you how. It gets even better – you can do both…

Bay tree or bay laurel

Bay tree or bay laurel grown at home

Radek Štěpán 14. 11. 2023

Bay leaves come from a tree known as the bay laurel (Laurus nobilis). This tree is widespread in the Mediterranean today, but it probably originated in Asia Minor, also known as Anatolia. Given the geographic location it is not a…


You can grow dill in a flowerpot even in November

Radek Štěpán 10. 11. 2023

Dill is a very popular and healthy herb and it is very effective against irritating cough for example, and that comes handy especially in winter! Wouldn’t it be excellent if you can grow this herb all year round? Yes, it…


Honeyberry (Lonicera caerulea) produces sweet berries, similar to blueberries

Radek Štěpán 02. 11. 2023

Would you like to grow honeyberry, sometimes called Canadian blueberries, but keep failing? Well, why don’t you try something that is simpler first. Let us introduce the Kamchatka honeyberry, a small bush that produces fruits similar in appearance and taste…


Nuts a universal cure for your body and soul?

Radek Štěpán 28. 10. 2023

Nuts are very underrated and they definitely deserve more attention. They will fill you up pretty quickly, which is a well-known fact, but they will also strengthen your body and we mean the entire body. That includes the overall immunity…


Grow mulberries in your own garden

Radek Štěpán 27. 10. 2023

When ripe, mulberries resemble blackberries. The fruit is usually dark red to black (although white mulberries also exist) and it is made up of clusters of smaller berries. The tree is called a mulberry tree and it comes from Asia…

Plum purée

Plum purée, also known as powidl, preparation

Radek Štěpán 16. 10. 2023

A homemade plum jam or purée is definitely a special type of fruit preserve. Do not even think about the ones sold in many supermarkets as these are nothing but a mixture full of sugar and various flavour enhancers. They…


Follow a set of rules and you will enjoy your own homegrown kiwifruits

Radek Štěpán 04. 10. 2023

You can get kiwis (Actinidia) at any major garden store today. The kiwi plant comes from East Asia, and it is sometimes called Chinese gooseberry but the shape and colour of these fruits can be quite different from the kiwis…


Green tomatoes will ripe by themselves.

Radek Štěpán 01. 10. 2023

Unfortunately, the first frosts sometimes hit already in September, which is rather early and you may not have enough time to harvest all your tomatoes so, you should harvest as many before that. Including the green ones because they still…