Home Harvest



Horseradish instead of tobacco and other interesting facts

Radek Štěpán 02. 06. 2023

Do you think that horseradish is some kind of weeds and that there is no need to grow it in your garden? Well, if you do it is a shame, because horseradish (Armoracia rusticana G., M. et Sch.) is definitely…

Growing okra, also known as ladies’ fingers

Radek Štěpán 30. 05. 2023

Okra or ochro (Abelmoschus esculentus) is a plant that comes from India. Its fruits, which are known as okra, are widely used in Asia. Today, okra is also a traditional South American plant that thrives in warm weather. Growing is…


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,…


Tips to grow great peppers

Radek Štěpán 22. 05. 2023

Have you decided to grow peppers this year? Great! Peppers are excellent and healthy vegetables but not everyone is able to get the harvest they want. With our tips below, you will be one step closer to an excellent harvest.


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…


How to care for potatoes after planting

Radek Štěpán 09. 05. 2023

So, all tubers are in the ground and now you just wait until the harvest comes in the fall! Unfortunately, that is not true. You still have a long way to go from planting to the final harvest. You do…

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!…

prunning tree

The time has come to prune your fruit trees – after harvest

Radek Štěpán 09. 10. 2022

Are you harvesting the last apples or other fruits? If so, you must be a happy gardener because you are about to finish and enjoy your harvest, right? It seems to us that this year was really great. But you…


Simple way how to extend shelf life of stored potatoes

Radek Štěpán 07. 10. 2022

Potato harvest is here and the vast majority of the harvest is being stored in cellars and other suitable places. Well, that is normal. Simply put, autumn is the right time to stock up. But potatoes need to be stored…


Try growing your own garlic in the fall

Radek Štěpán 08. 09. 2022

Czech garlic is the best. Many Czechs agree with this statement. Imported garlic usually does not have the right taste and strength. Garlic in stores is usually plane and contains only a fraction of the nutrients that it should have.