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Cutting down trees in your garden. What does the law say?

Radek Štěpán 30. 01. 2023

Can you cut down any tree in your own garden or do you need permission from the authorities? What conditions must be followed for safe tree removal? Can you get in trouble for cutting down your tree? Will you need…

Acorn squash

Acorn squash: You can eat them, or just let them looking pretty

Radek Štěpán 29. 01. 2023

This mysterious name refers to a wonderful variety of squash. This is a relatively new variety of squash, which resembles an acorn in shape. These fruits are 15 to 20 centimetres long and look very elegant. You can already get…


Tomato varieties that do not need chemical spray

Radek Štěpán 28. 01. 2023

Do you love your own homegrown tomatoes? Of course you do because the taste of your own produce is simply unmistakeable and you know for sure that it is purely organic! There are people who think that tomatoes must be…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…