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How to effectively store and preserve sea-buckthorn

Radek Štěpán 01. 09. 2022

The sea buckthorn harvest is currently peaking and you can see many bushes literally showered with beautiful yellow-orange fruits just waiting to be harvested. Well, anyone can harvest sea-buckthorn even though it is a time-consuming task but what to do…


An interesting plant called the “Chocolate wine”, alias why you should take a look at akebia

Radek Štěpán 31. 08. 2022

If you are looking for a fast-growing creeping plant resistant to frost, try akebia. It will be a very good pick. And if you also look for exotic fruits that grow easily in our climate, you simply have no choice…


Do you know what hortensias, also known as hydrangeas, and blueberries have in common?

Radek Štěpán 30. 08. 2022

Well, both of them will actually help you to get rid of one very specific kitchen waste – coffee sludge! We are sure that you have been throwing away coffee sludge for ages, but you should stop doing that now.


Hokkaido pumpkins are ripening. There are many uses

Radek Štěpán 29. 08. 2022

Are you thinking about growing some type of pumpkin? If you do, you should definitely try Hokkaido pumpkin, also known as Red Kuri Squash. This plant has become very popular recently and you will find it in many gardens. It…

Green shoulder

Green shoulders around tomatoes: A physiological disorder that can be avoided

Radek Štěpán 24. 08. 2022

Do you grow plenty of tomatoes in your garden? If you do, you probably make ketchup, dry them, or process them in many other ways. When you harvest tomatoes, you will certainly have fruits that are coloured as they should…


The fight between yellow and green zucchinis. Who is the winner?

Radek Štěpán 22. 08. 2022

Do you have zucchini in your garden? Of course you do, because this wonderful vegetable is a must in any garden and you can prepare many delicious dishes from it. In Central Europe there are two most popular varieties and…

Black tomatoes

Black tomatoes – not for decoration only but great taste too

Radek Štěpán 18. 08. 2022

Do you know which crop, excluding potatoes, is the most cultivated one? Tomatoes of course. Many people cannot imagine their diet without this excellent and tasty vegetable. Yes, that is why there is an incredible number of different cultivars, which…


An apple with worms is often better than chemically treated apple

Radek Štěpán 18. 08. 2022

Have you picked and apple from an apple tree and found out that it has worms? Not a big deal. Worms are quite common in apples. Usually you can tell right away that the apple has been infested with worms…


Artemisa, sometimes referred to as mugwort or wormwood. Are you familiar with this interesting plant?

Radek Štěpán 17. 08. 2022

We know that wormwood is bitter and that it is used to treat stomach problems. However, most of us only know wormwood for having these properties. But there are a many types of wormwood plants, and we treat most of…


Time for blackberry harvest. Pick the berries but do not forget the leaves!

Radek Štěpán 15. 08. 2022

Blackberries are gradually turning black in your garden, right? Well, it is the time to start collecting them, but first you need to make sure that the fruit is ripe. Simply pull the fruit out. If it goes easy, you…