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Cucumbers wrapped in plastic…pros and cons

Radek Štěpán 07. 03. 2023

Do you remember the time when milk and other liquids were only sold in glass, and plastic packaging was rather rare? Well, that is not the case today, because almost everything is packed in plastic – and we even take…


Do not throw away cucumber peel. Used it to get rid of unwanted visitors

Radek Štěpán 19. 11. 2022

We all know that the majority of vitamins is found in the skins of fruits and vegetables. But when it comes to cucumbers we all peel the skin because it does not look good in salads, for example. Usually, we…


Canning cucumber and zucchini salads for the winter

Radek Štěpán 06. 09. 2022

There are never enough good canning recipes. And what is a better time to do some canning then now when harvesting efforts of all types are all around us? Today I’m going to show you my favourite zucchini and cucumber…


Harvesting pickles

Radek Štěpán 02. 08. 2022

Cucumber canning is in full swing, so let us focus on pickles. We are all looking forward to harvesting them. Canned cucumbers or pickles come really handy during cold winter days when we can munch on them. We will not…


Cucumber bitterness: Do you know why cucumbers are bitter?

Radek Štěpán 08. 07. 2022

Are you already harvesting your cucumbers? If you do, you will certainly notice that many cucumber ends are bitter. Unfortunately, this is normal. Many people throw bitter cucumbers away but that is a pity, because there are many uses for…


How to grow and prepare caigua

Radek Štěpán 27. 04. 2022

Do you know caigua, or you just heard of it and thinking about growing it? Well, whatever the case may be it is definitely beneficial to grow caigua in your garden.You can marinate caigua in brine just like cucumbers and…


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…


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…


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…