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Homemade fruit vinaigrette dressings

Radek Štěpán 22. 09. 2023

You can prepare vinaigrette in different ways simply by adding fruits and you can make a great sweet dressing. Sure, you can buy many fruit dressings in supermarkets, but these contain various artificial colourings and flavourings to enhance the taste.

Pear compote

Pear compote – a simple way to preserve pears and retain taste

Radek Štěpán 15. 09. 2023

Did you know that pears are a great fruit for canning! Even after cooking pears retain their shape, colour and texture very well. Although pears are traditionally preserved in a syrup, you can also preserve them in water, for example.

Currant bushes

Gooseberry and currant bushes – pruning after harvest

Radek Štěpán 05. 09. 2023

If you want a great harvest of gooseberries or currants, you need to care properly for you fruit-bearing bushes. If you do, you will enjoy plentiful harvest (maybe even more plentiful than the previous year…). Pruning makes fruit bushes less…


Preserving blueberries without adding any extra liquid or sugar

Radek Štěpán 28. 08. 2023

With the exception of freezing, this method, which is similar to pickling, is one of the most popular ways to preserve blueberries. It is a very gentle method and it will preserve the taste and the structure of this wonderful…

Fruit sorbet

Fruit sorbets – a great way to use extra fruit

Radek Štěpán 05. 08. 2023

Everyone tries to process or use fruit harvested in the summer in the most efficient way. In addition to complex methods, there are also simple ones, and one of the simple ones is to make various sorbets. Frozen fruit tastes…


Strawberries already have runners. How should you deal with them?

Radek Štěpán 26. 06. 2023

Do your strawberries still produce enough fruit? Well, it largely depends on the variety you planted but despite the quite rainy weather, you should still have plenty of fruits. Whatever the case may be, strawberries are “mandatory” on any garden…

Fruit trees

Caring for fruit trees in June

Radek Štěpán 25. 06. 2023

June is the last month when you can still improve the yield of basically any fruit tree and you can start by paying attention to the soil around your fruit trees – you can loosen it and fertilize it with…


Dreaded monilinia and how to avoid it

Radek Štěpán 17. 05. 2023

Thanks to the last year’s drought, many gardens suffered huge attacks by insect pests, fungi and moulds. One of the dreaded fungal diseases is monilinia. How can you protect your plants or at least reduce the occurrence of monilinia? Well,…


Grow your own raspberries

Radek Štěpán 16. 05. 2023

Raspberries are one of the most popular fruits ever, and because they are so popular they are also rather pricey in regular stores. So, if you have a sunny spot in your garden, you can both save money and enjoy…

Indian blueberry

Indian blueberry: an unpretentious shrub with great fruit

Radek Štěpán 02. 05. 2023

Amelanchier, also known as sarvis, juneberry, shadbush and by many other names is an undemanding shrub with great fruit. Would you like to have a “humble” shrub in your garden that offers an excellent harvest every year? Sure you would!…