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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…


Lilac – a beautiful and aromatic plant is also used to make medicinal oil

Radek Štěpán 11. 05. 2023

Lilac is one of the main symbols of spring. This beautiful shrub gives off so much fragrance that it is impossible not to notice it. It is also a symbol of the end of the Second World War and a…


Proper potato planting may increase your harvest

Radek Štěpán 20. 04. 2023

Are you getting sick of store-bought potatoes? Well, we understand because many of them are tasteless with flowery texture no one likes. If you can grow your own potato you are in luck. Potato planting time is just around the…

Aloe vera

How to process aloe vera – juices and tinctures

Radek Štěpán 16. 04. 2023

If you are not sure what to do with this potent plant, you can try some of our ideas. Stop buying expensive juices in stores when you can make them at home and rather easily. That goes also for medicinal…

When processing aloe vera, the age of leaves matters

Radek Štěpán 25. 03. 2023

Aloe vera is one of the best-studied and known medicinal herbs, yet some aspects of its healing effects are still rather unknown. For example, did you know that the most active substances are concentrated in leaves that are about a…

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…


A less traditional use of mint

Radek Štěpán 13. 01. 2023

Who doesn’t know mint? This plant is often used both in households and in the food industry and there are many good reasons. Check products sold in supermarkets and you will learn that it is used in many of them.


A brief introduction to ginger growing

Radek Štěpán 12. 12. 2022

Ginger is a typical Asian plant. It has been used in Asia for millennia and no wonder, because it is a great medicine and spice that gives dishes the typical tangy taste. You can easily buy it dried or fresh…


Our grandmothers used to stick matches into flower pots. Here is why

Radek Štěpán 12. 11. 2022

Each of us has a female relative who is an expert in flower growing, although there are also exceptions as man can grow flowers successfully too! Secret plant growing tips are often passed down from generation to generation, so you…


What should you do to make wisteria bloom? Sometimes little goes a long way

Radek Štěpán 25. 08. 2022

While some of us enjoy blooming wisteria every year and without much care, the rest of us it simply cannot make wisteria bloom no matter what we do. Or it may seem that way. If you belong to the second…