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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…

Acorn squash

Acorn squash: You can eat them, or just let them looking pretty

Radek Štěpán 29. 01. 2023

This mysterious name refers to a wonderful variety of squash. This is a relatively new variety of squash, which resembles an acorn in shape. These fruits are 15 to 20 centimetres long and look very elegant. You can already get…

Citrus trees

Do you love citrus trees? Well, this handsome tree can even handle the cold

Radek Štěpán 14. 01. 2023

The trifoliateorange tree (Poncirus trifoliata), or simply trifoliate, is a beautiful citrus and you may grow it all year round – even outdoors in our climatic conditions because it can handle freezing temperatures down to -20 °C. Growing is rather…

Citrus trees

How to fertilize citrus trees – old advices no longer apply?

Radek Štěpán 12. 01. 2023

In some ways, old gardening tips, tricks and manuals are gold, but sometimes even this golden information may get old and become outdated. A typical example includes citrus tree cultivation. Are you one of those who think that rain water…

undemanding plant

Try growing an undemanding plant – shadwood

Radek Štěpán 23. 11. 2022

Are you looking for a plant that will give you plenty of great fruit and can grow in any soil? If so, then bet on shadwood (Amelanchier). This plant will give you a rich harvest of great sweet fruits in…

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…


The most common plum diseases

Radek Štěpán 10. 05. 2022

Plum tree diseases are not exotic at all but are feared by many gardeners and, yes by plum brandy lovers. If you know how to take proper precautionary measures, you will help your trees and increase your harvest…