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African violets

African violets – how to help them bloom more

Radek Štěpán 13. 09. 2023

Well, all you need is just a few clever tricks. This nice plant comes from East Africa and it has been loved by millions over more than hundred years, mainly thanks to a gentleman called Baron von Saint Paul who…


Five tips to keep your fuchsias beautiful at all times

Radek Štěpán 30. 08. 2023

Those fuchsias you see today on many balconies and terraces come initially from Central and South America. In the seventeenth century these beautiful flowers got their name after a botanist called Leonhart Fuchs, but today’s fuchsias are not the original…


How to make currant cuttings for propagation

Radek Štěpán 10. 08. 2023

If you want to get a new currant plant (red, black and white), you can simply go to a garden centre and buy it. Or, you can save your money and use cuttings to propagate your current bushes. Cuttings are…

French beans

Growing French beans – after early lettuce harvest

Radek Štěpán 20. 06. 2023

Have you harvested your first vegetables in June (for example early lettuce or kohlrabi) yet? If so, you have freed up some space in your garden that you can use. The soil is still full of nutrients and moisture, so…


Caring for rhubarb is easy

Radek Štěpán 29. 05. 2023

Rhubarb is a very tasty vegetable, but we use it more like a fruit, as it is mainly used in desserts or sweets, or we make marmalades and jams from rhubarb. Growing is not difficult at all and you need…


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…


Grow your own spinach

Radek Štěpán 12. 05. 2023

Spinach is a popular crop, but not many people grow it and that is a shame, because spinach grows even in cooler climates – you can start with spinach in early spring or even in autumn. Spinach growing requirements are…


Tips to ensure great tomato harvest

Radek Štěpán 10. 05. 2023

Tomatoes are popular around the world and we all like to grow our own organic tomatoes if we can. Everyone wants to grow perfect tomatoes: firm, juicy, sweet and little spicy at the same time, with great aroma and free…


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…


Peanut harvesting tips

Radek Štěpán 08. 05. 2023

Do you love peanuts? Sure you do. It is a great snack to munch on while watching TV. You can buy peanuts in any supermarket, usually roasted and salted, or even whole with skin and shell. But you can also…