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Sheathed woodtuft,(Kuehneromyces mutabilis) a delicious mushroom that you can collect now

Radek Štěpán 20. 05. 2023

Have you already gone mushroom picking this year? If not, you should try now and look for an interesting mushroom called sheathed woodtuft. It is not a well-known mushroom but it is a delicacy that you should not miss. If…


Mysterious larvae that destroy wooden plants

Radek Štěpán 01. 05. 2023

Have you found large white to yellowish larvae in your compost and you have no idea what they are? Well, this is rather common because larvae of the European rhinoceros beetle (Oryctes nasicornis) are nothing special. Yes, at first glance…

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What is the best firewood for meat smoking? Well, it depends

Radek Štěpán 13. 11. 2022

Do you have a smokehouse at home? If you do, then you know that you should mainly use wood from deciduous trees, or sometimes juniper. The important thing is to use only properly dried wood and without any signs of…


Heating with wood – what you need to know

Radek Štěpán 29. 10. 2022

Using solid fuels, such as firewood, for household heating is becoming fashionable again, and many of us enjoy sitting around fireplaces or stoves very much. The heat coming from these types of sources is very pleasant, definitely more enjoyable than…


Growing hazels pays off, and not just because of the nuts

Radek Štěpán 19. 09. 2022

Do you have a hazel tree in your garden? If you do, most likely you are collecting great nuts right now. Hazelnuts are excellent for direct consumption as well as for drying. There are many foods and dishes that would…

Meripilus giganteus

Giant Polypore (Meripilus giganteus): A very attractive but also edible fungus growing on wood

Radek Štěpán 10. 08. 2022

It may not seem that way, but the mushroom season is now in a full swing and if you look hard enough you can still find many great mushrooms. Well, these interesting mushrooms that we are going to talk about,…