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The name white zucchini is a little bit misleading but who cares, the taste is great

Radek Štěpán 27. 08. 2023

The market has been constantly flooded with many exotic and new varieties of vegetable during the last years. White zucchini is one of the rare ones that you may have already seen. Yes, it is called white zucchini but the…


How can you tell that a pumpkin is ripe? Tips and tricks

Radek Štěpán 22. 08. 2023

Pumpkins are a popular no question about it. Many of us plant pumpkins for consumption but also to be able to create spooky heads for Halloween … Children are very excited when they can help you carve pumpkins, but they…


Tamarind in a flower pot will let you get away with almost anything and you can get seeds easily

Radek Štěpán 18. 08. 2023

The popular tamarind fruits come from a leguminous tree called Tamarindus indica. But this name is actually misleading as its original homeland is Africa and you will mainly find it in areas where long-lasting draughts are frequent. Tamarind does not…


Many uses of sunflowers

Radek Štěpán 02. 08. 2023

Growing sunflowers is not difficult, assuming that your garden is not the home of many birds that enjoy sunflower seeds. You have several options how to use sunflower seeds – before birds get hold of them. Seed peeling doesn’t have…


You may sow beetroot in July

Radek Štěpán 30. 07. 2023

Although many gardeners tend to sow beetroot early in the spring, it pays to wait. Beetroot planted this early has a tendency to bloom and you do not want that – and it also negatively affects the taste, but at…


Do not buy seeds each year. Here are a few tips how you can preserve seeds for the next year

Radek Štěpán 27. 07. 2023

You can save vegetable seeds you got from your home-grown veggies for the next year. Only save seeds from a selected and suitable plants, and you need to harvest the seeds at the right time and store them properly…

Butterfly weed

Butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa), will brighten your garden with beautiful orange flowers

Radek Štěpán 11. 07. 2023

Are you looking for an unusual, undemanding perennial flower that will brighten your garden with beautiful flowers? Well, go for Asclepias tuberosa and your garden should get the attention it deserves. It forms a nice and dense growth and it…


Grow lemongrass in a flowerpot

Radek Štěpán 03. 07. 2023

Lemongrass needs sun and warmth. These are the most important requirements. If you can provide these two conditions, you can grow it in your garden or on your balcony and use it as a great aromatic addition to various foods.

Butterfly pea

Butterfly pea: a miracle herb from Asia

Radek Štěpán 28. 06. 2023

Butterfly pea (ClitoriaTernatea) is a tropical plant from the Fabaceae family and you will find it in South and Southeast Asia. It is a perennial climbing plant that grows in tropical forests. You can grow it in our corner of…

Chilli peppers

Growing chilli peppers step by step

Radek Štěpán 26. 03. 2023

Chili peppers are a very popular especially among men. They add a real kick to any meal. Growing them is not difficult at all. It is fun actually.. Those of you who love chilli peppers probably already grow them but…