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Sowing your own lettuce

Radek Štěpán 28. 05. 2023

Lettuce is one of our favourite garden vegetables and of course, your own home-grown lettuce tastes so much better than the store-bought “stuff, plus home-grown lettuce contains much more nutrients, mainly vitamin A. Lettuce is the base of many salads,…


How to make your garden attractive to bumblebees

Radek Štěpán 26. 05. 2023

You may be surprised, but the first pollinating jobs are not done by hard-working bees, but by bumblebees. This is because they fly out of their nests even when the temperature is around 3 °C, while bees cannot even “get…

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…


Monarda should have a reserved spot in your garden

Radek Štěpán 19. 05. 2023

Monarda comes from North America and it is considered a very potent medical plant that can treat various problems, but it is also attractive and undemanding plant. There are many interesting varieties, but today we shall introduce Monarda didyma. You…


Most common mistakes when planting watermelons

Radek Štěpán 18. 05. 2023

If you grow watermelons in your garden regularly you know that the time to put them outside has already come. Growing watermelons has become a tradition even in cooler regions of Europe. This may be partially due to the fact…


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…


Beetroot growing tips

Radek Štěpán 15. 05. 2023

Beetroot is a pretty common crop and you can often see it in Czech gardens. It is mainly because of its tasty roots, but also because it grows easily and the harvest comes soon after planting. Did you know that…


Buying watermelon seedlings – what varieties should you buy?

Radek Štěpán 05. 05. 2023

Watermelons and melons… In our climate, melons of any kind are cherished by many. Sitting in your garden in the summer and biting into a juicy watermelon is great. Yes, you can buy a nice watermelon at the store and…


Lesser known uses of dandelions

Radek Štěpán 30. 04. 2023

Do you have blooming dandelions in your garden or in front of your house? Well, if they are blooming on your beautifully cut lawn, you are definitely not happy and surely you want them out. But dandelions offer medicinal benefits…