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Shadbush (Amelanchier) an undemanding bush that can be used as a hedge

Radek Štěpán 31. 10. 2023

You may start growing this beautiful tree until the first frosts hit. That’s right. Shadbush is still rather neglected bush which produces very tasty and sweet fruits and it is the sweet fruit why the popularity of shadbush increases. Growing…


Grow your own figs at home

Radek Štěpán 30. 10. 2023

Most of us know dried figs and buy them for Christmas. But recently, we have learned that figs are also great raw, that is if you buy them fresh, for example in supermarkets. Many people soon learned to like this…


Quince – the forgotten fruit

Radek Štěpán 19. 10. 2023

Quince (Cydonia oblonga) is one of the fruits that we see only once a year, usually in autumn. This is because there are no huge plantations able to supply throughout the year. Quince tree that actually bears fruit grows in…


How to store fruits and vegetables properly so they last as long as possible.

Radek Štěpán 11. 09. 2023

We all know that we cannot use all fruits from our garden right away. For example, we all store apples and pears in boxes under the best possible conditions to make sure that these goodies last. But we also store…

Fruit trees

Caring for fruit trees in July

Radek Štěpán 18. 07. 2023

Spring and autumn are the times when you need to pay close attention to your fruit trees but that is not to say that you should neglect your fruit trees in July, for example. You still have a chance to…


The most common watermelon diseases

Radek Štěpán 07. 07. 2023

Do you have watermelons in your garden? Well, it is not that rare these days because even in our climate, people have grown these wonderful sweet fruits successfully. Watermelons, or any other melons, are plants similar to cucumbers, zucchini or…

Plum trees

Why your plum tree drops fruit prematurely?

Radek Štěpán 25. 05. 2023

Do you have plum trees in your garden? In Eastern Europe almost everyone has plum trees but not because they cannot do without jams or cakes… Plum brandy is the reason. But plum trees tend to be susceptible to various…


How to kill viruses on fruits and vegetables

Radek Štěpán 08. 04. 2023

Shopping for different foods is a frequently discussed topic these days and rightly so, because viruses, especially the coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19, can survive on the surface of various foods for quite a long time. Baked goods and…


How come apples in supermarkets look so great and for so long?

Radek Štěpán 03. 02. 2023

We all know what fruits we can find in supermarkets all year round. Yes, apples. To have fresh apples all year round is very difficult, especially in our climate, so it may seem rather strange that you can get fresh…


Strawberries in supermarkets. Good or not so good?

Radek Štěpán 01. 02. 2023

Have you stopped at your supermarket to get some vitamins? Good job. Supermarkets carry a wide range of fruits and vegetables, even now during the winter months. Of course the majority is imported from foreign and more southern countries and…