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Mint

A less traditional use of mint

Radek Štěpán 13. 01. 2023

Who doesn’t know mint? This plant is often used both in households and in the food industry and there are many good reasons. Check products sold in supermarkets and you will learn that it is used in many of them.

Prickly pear

Prickly pear – an interesting addition to your diet

Radek Štěpán 02. 01. 2023

Have you ever eaten a cactus? A somewhat unusual question, right? Well, you wouldn’t have many chances actually because not many supermarkets carry assortment of cactuses. Nevertheless, they exist and are called cactus figs and you can find them in…

Pomegranate

You can grow a pomegranate in our part of the world too

Radek Štěpán 31. 12. 2022

Pomegranate is gaining more and more popularity in our corner of the world and many people are looking for a ways to grow their own pomegranate “at home”. It possible but you must make sure that the tree is not…

Sweet potatoes vs. potatoes: A straight fight ending in a draw

Radek Štěpán 07. 12. 2022

Do you think of sweet potatoes as of potatoes that are just a little bit sweeter? Well, even the English name “sweet potatoes” clearly indicates that they are potatoes but are simply sweeter. Sweet potatoes are also root tubers similar…

Garlic

Best way to store and keep garlic fresh

Radek Štěpán 05. 12. 2022

Do you have your own home-grown garlic or you buy it from a private farmer? Either way, you should definitely store it properly and make sure that it lasts as long as possible and preserves the necessary properties. Well, there are…

Aloe

Remedies directly form nature: herbs for scrapes and bruises

Radek Štěpán 30. 11. 2022

Do you love trips to the wild, running, or outdoor activities? Well, that is good, because outdoor activities are the best. You can relax, enjoy pleasant sceneries and recharge your batteries. But when you are enjoying outdoor activities sometimes things…

Dill

How to keep dill fresh with no freezing

Radek Štěpán 29. 11. 2022

Just like many other herbs dill is best when taken straight from your own garden. Fresh dill is also a good remedy for number of digestive problems, including bloating, abdominal cramps or loss of appetite and dill seeds are used…

Garlic

The time to plant garlic is running out: How, when and where to plant

Radek Štěpán 27. 11. 2022

Garlic clearly is a part of our everyday recipes. It is too important ingredient and many of us resent buying low-quality Chinese or Spanish garlic. Of course, home-grown garlic is the best. It is not a complicated matter, but proper…

Yeast

Yeast as a fertilizer for flowers: Good idea

Radek Štěpán 24. 11. 2022

There are many tips how you can prepare your own homemade fertilizer. Some are complex, some are simple, some work and some do not. Everybody uses fertilizers for flowers of course, but do homemade fertilizers work? Those of you who…

undemanding plant

Try growing an undemanding plant – shadwood

Radek Štěpán 23. 11. 2022

Are you looking for a plant that will give you plenty of great fruit and can grow in any soil? If so, then bet on shadwood (Amelanchier). This plant will give you a rich harvest of great sweet fruits in…