Home Harvest


Bay tree or bay laurel

Bay tree or bay laurel grown at home

Radek Štěpán 14. 11. 2023

Bay leaves come from a tree known as the bay laurel (Laurus nobilis). This tree is widespread in the Mediterranean today, but it probably originated in Asia Minor, also known as Anatolia. Given the geographic location it is not a…


You can grow dill in a flowerpot even in November

Radek Štěpán 10. 11. 2023

Dill is a very popular and healthy herb and it is very effective against irritating cough for example, and that comes handy especially in winter! Wouldn’t it be excellent if you can grow this herb all year round? Yes, it…


Grow mulberries in your own garden

Radek Štěpán 27. 10. 2023

When ripe, mulberries resemble blackberries. The fruit is usually dark red to black (although white mulberries also exist) and it is made up of clusters of smaller berries. The tree is called a mulberry tree and it comes from Asia…


Green tomatoes will ripe by themselves.

Radek Štěpán 01. 10. 2023

Unfortunately, the first frosts sometimes hit already in September, which is rather early and you may not have enough time to harvest all your tomatoes so, you should harvest as many before that. Including the green ones because they still…


How to properly prepare your basement or storage room for harvest

Radek Štěpán 27. 09. 2023

In order for your crops to last as long as possible, it is necessary to store them in conditions that best suit the particular crop, and because summer is the time of harvest, now is the right time to prepare…


How to store potatoes properly

Radek Štěpán 20. 09. 2023

If you have a properly prepared cellar for fruit and vegetable storage, then you have already done the hardest part, well the harvest may also be laborious. Storing potatoes is not that difficult but you need to follow few basic…


How can you tell that prunes are ripe and when to harvest

Radek Štěpán 08. 09. 2023

So, you cannot wait to taste a great plum brandy or plum cake, right? Or do you just like eating fresh plums right from the tree? Whatever your preference is, you need to be able to tell for sure when…


Become a watermelon expert able to tell the level of ripeness…

Radek Štěpán 07. 09. 2023

A great juicy watermelon is a wonderful and healthy treat, but first you have to grow one, or better yet buy one. To tell you the truth, even experienced growers do not have a100% reliable method that would help them…

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…


Harvesting and storing Mexican sour cucumbers, also known as achokcha

Radek Štěpán 31. 08. 2023

Do you know Mexican cucumbers? Well, you probably do. Caigua (achokcha) already has a pretty strong position in our markets. The lost crop of the mythical Incas is a delicious vegetable. It is a cross between peppers and cucumbers. Cyclanthera…