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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…

Carrot fly

Carrot fly is the enemy of all root vegetables

Radek Štěpán 28. 09. 2023

Carrot fly (Psila rosae) can cause considerable damage not only to your carrots, but also to other types of root vegetables such as parsley and celery. It is 4 to 5 mm long fly that lays eggs in the soil…


The name white zucchini is a little bit misleading but who cares, the taste is great

Radek Štěpán 27. 08. 2023

The market has been constantly flooded with many exotic and new varieties of vegetable during the last years. White zucchini is one of the rare ones that you may have already seen. Yes, it is called white zucchini but the…


How can you tell that a pumpkin is ripe? Tips and tricks

Radek Štěpán 22. 08. 2023

Pumpkins are a popular no question about it. Many of us plant pumpkins for consumption but also to be able to create spooky heads for Halloween … Children are very excited when they can help you carve pumpkins, but they…


You may sow beetroot in July

Radek Štěpán 30. 07. 2023

Although many gardeners tend to sow beetroot early in the spring, it pays to wait. Beetroot planted this early has a tendency to bloom and you do not want that – and it also negatively affects the taste, but at…


Do not buy seeds each year. Here are a few tips how you can preserve seeds for the next year

Radek Štěpán 27. 07. 2023

You can save vegetable seeds you got from your home-grown veggies for the next year. Only save seeds from a selected and suitable plants, and you need to harvest the seeds at the right time and store them properly…


Save a rich rhubarb harvest for the entire year

Radek Štěpán 12. 07. 2023

Has this non-traditional vegetable spread around your garden so shamelessly that you just have too much of it? Well, don’t worry, be happy. If rhubarb is somehow flourishing in your garden you might as well make use of it. Store…


You can grow leek in summer too

Radek Štěpán 02. 07. 2023

Leek (Allium porrum) is a well-known vegetable and many of use it similarly as onion and garlic for example. Leek is much milder, so people who cannot handle the sharp taste of onions and garlic tend to use it more…

French beans

Growing French beans – after early lettuce harvest

Radek Štěpán 20. 06. 2023

Have you harvested your first vegetables in June (for example early lettuce or kohlrabi) yet? If so, you have freed up some space in your garden that you can use. The soil is still full of nutrients and moisture, so…


Do your zucchinis produce flowers but not fruit? A common problem with zucchini and squash

Radek Štěpán 10. 06. 2023

Zucchini, squash and pumpkin varieties are very popular plants in our gardens Especially, zucchini are very common. Some love them, some hate them, but the advantage of these plants is that they have many different uses. You can prepare zucchinis…