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All about cucumber grafting

Radek Štěpán 09. 04. 2022

To find detailed instructions on cucumber grafting may be very difficult today, so shedding little light on this issue wouldn’t hurt. Here is the basic information. Grafting may be done by inserting the scion into the cleft or hole…

strawberries

Plastic foil or non-woven fabric: Scrutinizing strawberry growing process

Radek Štěpán 06. 04. 2022

In the past, plastic foils were used almost everywhere in gardens. Black foil was a must for any gardener and leftovers were meticulously stored in cellars or garden sheds – and who did not have these foils was nobody. Well,…

Cucumbers

How to speed up the start of the cucumber season? Butter may just be the solution

Radek Štěpán 01. 04. 2022

It may seem too early for cucumbers, but do not be fooled. The traditional and established deadline of May 15 no longer applies, unless you live somewhere in the mountains. It pays to take a little risk when you live…

physalis

How to grow Physalis peruviana, commonly known as Cape gooseberry

Radek Štěpán 30. 03. 2022

Cape gooseberry is a plant with small and funny flower cups with a ball inside. This is how the fruits of Cape gooseberry may be described. Sometimes referred to as physalis or Inca cherry, it is a rather undemanding annual…

Pea sowing and cultivation

Radek Štěpán 28. 03. 2022

Everyone knows pea.  This great crop is loved by many around the world. Pea has miraculous properties and tastes great. It contains many sugars which can supply the human body with the necessary energy and also many crucial vitamins. Just…

Canadian-blueberries

Growing Canadian blueberries

Radek Štěpán 27. 03. 2022

We plant Canadian blueberries because wild blueberries cannot be grown in a garden. But that does not matter at all because Canadian blueberries have the same beneficial effects on your health as wild blueberries. They improve the body’s defence system…

raspberries

How to grow raspberries

Radek Štěpán 13. 03. 2022

Home-grown raspberries are the most popular crops. They are not demanding at all and produce a very rich harvest. If you are thinking about planting raspberries in your garden, you should know several important things before you do so. The…

drip-irrigation

How to DIY drip irrigation

Radek Štěpán 12. 03. 2022

High-quality drip irrigation system may not only save you plenty of  time, but it will also allow you to irrigate specific plants continuously and evenly. There are several sophisticated irrigation systems on the market which make the installation of your…

currant

Spring pruning of currants

Radek Štěpán 10. 03. 2022

Spring is the time when you need to do a lot of work to secure a rich harvest and pruning currants bushes is a typical example. Fruit bushes or shrubs need to be pruned perfectly before the season. If you…

tomato-stakes

How to select the right support stakes for tomato plants

Radek Štěpán 09. 03. 2022

Tomato growing is a popular activity in our region and it is practiced by many, and it should come as no surprise. Most of us see fruits imported from abroad rather suspiciously as imported fruits often lack the expected sweetness…