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Why are some cucumbers bitter? There are several reasons

Radek Štěpán 02. 09. 2023

Surely you know what we talk about. You love great juicy cucumbers of course, but when you bite into one you are in for a surprise. It tastes very bitter. Unfortunately, this is a quite common, especially with cucumbers grown…


The most common canning mistakes that can destroy the entire process

Radek Štěpán 14. 08. 2023

Summer is in full swing and canning is one of the activities that many of us do in summer. No wonder. Canned cucumbers, plums, strawberries, raspberries and other fruits are absolutely delicious and better than the store-bought stuff. Most of…


Cucumber blight may not be the end of your cucumbers

Radek Štěpán 09. 08. 2023

Cucumbers, as any veggies grown in your own garden, are unique and the taste is simply incomparable with the “stuff” you get in supermarkets, but growing beautiful, large cucumbers may not be as easy as it might seem. Cucumber mould…


The secret power of cucumber cocktail

Radek Štěpán 13. 07. 2023

Are you dying of thirst and know that your body is in a dire need of fluids? Dehydration is very dangerous, especially during hot days. Drinking plain water is usually the best thing to do, however, you can also try…


Tips to ensure a great cucumber harvest

Radek Štěpán 24. 05. 2023

Growing cucumbers is one of the most common gardening activities in our part of the world. Cucumbers are everywhere. But they all love the sun, which we do not get as often as needed… but still, choose a spot in…


How to speed up the start of the cucumber season

Radek Štěpán 08. 03. 2023

While it may seem too early for cucumbers, you should not get fooled and take an action. The “deadline” of April 25 has long since passed, so, unless you live somewhere in the foothills you need to get going. And…


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…


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…