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Flowering quince (Chaenomeles). If you grow flowering quince maybe you should not follow general recommendations

Radek Štěpán 31. 10. 2022

What is the fuss about? It is an ornamental tree, so it should be pruned in the fall after blooming. Right? This is the exact advice I got when I was purchasing a Japanese quince for my garden. And you…


Ginger: Grow an endless supply easily

Radek Štěpán 28. 10. 2022

Ginger is a very useful plant. It can help you to fight the first signs of cold and it is also used during pregnancy or stomach problems. A good idea is to have ginger handy and ready at all times.

Mini kiwi

Mini kiwis are worth planting: They taste great

Radek Štěpán 27. 10. 2022

When people think of an exotic fruit, they may think of kiwi. Would you not agree? Yes, this fruit is great and exotic and it is available in stores all year round. But many of us simply do not want…


Process rosemary before the first frost hits

Radek Štěpán 26. 10. 2022

Rosemary, (Rose de Marie) came to us from the Mediterranean. The Romans called it the “sea dew,” because it thrived on slopes near seashores. In its homeland it grows up to 1.5 meters tall, but in Central Europe it is…


Garlic time is coming: How to get big and healthy cloves

Radek Štěpán 25. 10. 2022

Your own, strong and home-grown garlic is a very potent remedy that will help you to fight many ailments. Growing garlic is not so difficult. The most important thing is to time everything perfectly and follow certain important steps. First,…

Black walnut

Walnut black spot (Ophiognomonia leptostyla) and how to protect your tree effectively

Radek Štěpán 21. 10. 2022

Are you waiting for a great walnut harvest but looking at your tree made you sad? Well, you probably saw black nuts and drying leaves with black-brown spots. If so, you are dealing with a disease called walnut black spot…


How to make sure that your potatoes last until the spring

Radek Štěpán 17. 10. 2022

Autumn is already here and winter just around the corner. Did you store enough potatoes to last through the winter? You do not do that and prefer buying potatoes in supermarkets? Well, that’s a pity. Using your own potatoes or…


Fresh dill: A great herb to keep on hand

Radek Štěpán 10. 10. 2022

Do you like the smell of a fresh dill? If so, forget about the dried herb. Naturally, fresh herbs smell much better and taste better too. Dill is a spice, but it may also be used as vegetable or medical…

prunning tree

The time has come to prune your fruit trees – after harvest

Radek Štěpán 09. 10. 2022

Are you harvesting the last apples or other fruits? If so, you must be a happy gardener because you are about to finish and enjoy your harvest, right? It seems to us that this year was really great. But you…


Blackberries: The following processing methods seem to be the most effective

Radek Štěpán 29. 09. 2022

Blackberries are very strong this year, so let us take a look at some methods that are used to preserve and store them. Most likely, you will not be able to eat all the fruits from all your bushes in…