Rhubarb (Rheum rhabarbarum)

In Central Europe, apart from rhubarb, two other species of the knotweed family are grown (Polygonaceae), namely buckwheat and sorrel. Many other plants belong to this family, especially weeds, from field knotweed to tall vines, like Aubert's knotweed. Most of the plants from this … read on


Fennel (Daucus carota)

Fennel belongs to the umbellate's family (Umbelliferae). It is grown mainly in the Mediterranean regions. There are vegetable varieties (fennel), spicy and medicinal. The use of fennel is very versatile. The seeds are used to make oils, various spices and teas to improve digestion. Young, thickened petioles … read on

Broad bean – Pea

Broad bean (Vicia faba)
Broad beans are relatively rare in our gardens. It can be sown in late February or early March, because it tolerates the temperature down to - 3 ° C. It can also be grown as a forecrop in frames and then planted in a permanent place. When sowing, the row spacing should be 40-50 cm, … read on

Tic beans

Tic beans (Phaseolus vulgaris var. vulgaris)

European beans do not succeed in every garden, because it has much greater soil requirements and fertilization needs than dwarf beans. However, higher yields and a longer harvest period compensate for the greater workload. Plants reach a height of approx 2 m, their shoots always twist … read on

Dwarf beans

We have already emphasized the importance of plants from the legume family several times (Papilionaceae) in the garden. Thanks to the ability to fix free nitrogen from the air, they are not only an excellent green fertilizer, but also a valuable vegetable. They can be grown in the second, and even in the third year after manure. Only on light soils, it is used before sowing a little … read on


Tomato (Lycopersicon lycopersicum)

This species belongs to the nightshade family represented in Europe by a few species (Solanaceae). It comes from Central and South America. In Europe, it was cultivated as an ornamental plant until the end of the last century, and only recently has its fruit been eaten.

The poisonous nightshade belongs to the same family of nightshades … read on