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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…

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…


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…


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,…


Red or orange, does not matter. The time to harvest, store and preserve these little treasures has come

Radek Štěpán 11. 09. 2022

Take a look at your garden. It should be absolutely phenomenal around this time! Do you have elegant chilli peppers? These can certainly brighten up any garden! Not a fan of these hot devils? It does not matter. We shall…


How to grow currants

Radek Štěpán 10. 09. 2022

Currant is a very popular crop in European gardens. This is because there are many benefits and uses and we do not mean juices only, but also desserts, syrups, jams and more. If you wish to start growing this rather…

Time for radish sowing – in autumn: Easy to grow and loaded with vitamins

Radek Štěpán 09. 09. 2022

Autumn is already here and the unbearable hot weather has become a thing of the past. Autumn however, is also the time when you should pay attention to your garden. Apart from enjoying harvesting various fruits, you should also make…


Try growing your own garlic in the fall

Radek Štěpán 08. 09. 2022

Czech garlic is the best. Many Czechs agree with this statement. Imported garlic usually does not have the right taste and strength. Garlic in stores is usually plane and contains only a fraction of the nutrients that it should have.


Growing wasabi: Spicy, healthy and great flavour from your garden

Radek Štěpán 07. 09. 2022

Do you love sushi and Japanese cuisine? If you do, then wasabi is certainly a part of your diet. This plant is known as Japanese horseradish and it is a rich source of vitamins and nutrients. It is not only…