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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…


Save a rich rhubarb harvest for the entire year

Radek Štěpán 12. 07. 2023

Has this non-traditional vegetable spread around your garden so shamelessly that you just have too much of it? Well, don’t worry, be happy. If rhubarb is somehow flourishing in your garden you might as well make use of it. Store…


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…


Plants that do not like to be close to other plants

Radek Štěpán 08. 02. 2023

Just as some plants will not grow in the shade, there are some plants that just aren’t meant to be placed next to each other. Nature is very competitive. These plant “enemies” fight for space, produce soil toxins to harm…


Can we use leaves and stems of carrot or beetroot or even pepper seeds?

Radek Štěpán 22. 01. 2023

Some of us are very motivated these days to use kitchen waste as much as possible and follow the “zero waste” trend and some of us simply hate to see their money wasted … but do not know how to…


Less known uses of onion

Radek Štěpán 17. 01. 2023

Everyone knows the vegetable that is used for cooking all the time. Yes onions. Onion is the number one not only in Europe, but also in many countries all over the world. No wonder. It is healthy, it tastes great…


Unconventional use of garlic. Interesting and funny at the same time

Radek Štěpán 09. 01. 2023

Garlic is one of the most commonly used vegetables and it should be no surprise! We all value it because it is loaded with many amazing substances and nutrients, but also for its typical and unmistakable taste. Garlic may be…


The end of July is an ideal time for sowing common cornsalad

Radek Štěpán 28. 07. 2022

Common cornsalad (Valerianella locusta) makes a very tasty salad. Its leaves taste similar to lettuce, but are much smaller. Maybe that is why the common cornsalad is so popular. Lettuce is commonly grown in our gardens but common cornsalad…