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Episode-271- Microgreens At Home Growing Begins Again

Tony Teolis/ November 1, 2015/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

       In March 2015 I began growing microgreens and didn’t stop until the the outside growing season started to produce. There was at least a six week period of growing microgreens, cuting the green sprouts in stages, washing microgreens and best of all eating microgreens. I kept up with postings of video on YouTube on MyChannel but wanted to

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June Is Here And You Better Be Ready For It!

Tony Teolis/ June 15, 2015/ Preparedness/ 0 comments

6-13-15 Notice the Finish Area sign! Six months later it’s time to measure the commitment to get in shape for a Tough Mudder. I’m sure it will be fine. I’ve surpassed bigger preps in shorter times but this one is for the books. Which is why its here. Tough Mudder training requires time. Time to train, time to train harder and

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Weekend Chores March 2015

Tony Teolis/ March 25, 2015/ Gardens, Permaculture, Preparedness/ 0 comments

     Weekend chores its all about food and being green. There’s lots of talk about being green and but doing green is work and the payoff is food and revenue. Here’s the ToDoList just for the time between March 13 and 15, 2015. Notice the omission of the regular life stuff. We don’t forget to do that too at ToDoListHome.com  Transplant

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Episode-269- The Front Yard Food Forest

Tony Teolis/ March 15, 2015/ Gardens/ 0 comments

Front Yard Permaculture Its been 3 Years since I tried to grow in the front yard. For more on that visit Episode-55- Grow Food Not Lawns But Not In The Front Yard  Since I’ve learned so much especially about swales and guilds and birds and bees and flowers and butterflies in the backyard it’s time to turn on the green in the

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Episode-268- Mason Bee and Raspberry Update

Tony Teolis/ March 6, 2015/ Gardens/ 1 comments

I have been promoting the mason bees a lot lately and for good reasona. The first is educational. I have been able to teach some people who previoulsy knew little or nothing about mason bees enough to consider raising some on their own. I have already been mailing out packages of mason bees, homes, reeds, attractant and guides. Even had

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Episode-267- Inside The Hugel Keyhole Garden

Tony Teolis/ March 5, 2015/ Gardens/ 0 comments

This video show the hugel keyhole garden 5 months from its construction. A lot of effort went into the design and implementation but it is something that happens once. No tilling will ever be necessary as the contents of this garden are welcome call signs to the variety of life that now live inside. Worms and bacteria and other critters

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Episode-263- Parsley Starts Now February 7, 2015

Tony Teolis/ February 8, 2015/ Gardens/ 0 comments

http://todolisthome.com/shop/ It’s time to starting sowing the spring greens and that begins with parsley. Petroselinum crispum. What I have posted before about this lovely plant  has not changed. So here it is again. Episode-233- Get Started With Indoor Seed Starts – Parsley February 8, 2014        Today’s video depicts the start of the growing season for 2014. Although

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Free Mason Bees

Tony Teolis/ February 1, 2015/ Gardens/ 1 comments

   This video show the Blue Orchard Mason Bee Osmia Lignaria cocoons that are hibernating in my fridge. The camera then trail to the garage where I am building the new mason bee homes. I have homes and nesting reeds available for purchase. The bees are free and will be ready to work in the spring. They spend their days

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Episode-261 – What A Wonderful Matt’s Wild Cherry Tomato

Tony Teolis/ January 31, 2015/ Gardens/ 0 comments

This amazing tomato video is of just one plant! Matt’s Wild Cherry Tomato Seeds from SouthernExposure.com Get some today. Support these folks on a Virginia farm. The Cherry Tomato plant Solanum lycopersicum is one of my most prolofic crops. The cherry tomatoes will produce from mid July through September and never fail in allowing at least one salad’s worth of

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October

Tony Teolis/ October 6, 2014/ Gardens, Preparedness/ 0 comments

Ughhh!!! September came and went already and I haven’t posted since August 20th. Wow! Just goes to show the food forest and the rest of life are keeping me that busy. Taking care of the honey bees this year is the easiest and I love the top bar management system over the Langstroth. Not a lot of muss or fuss

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Episode-254- Plant Fall Crops With Compost

Tony Teolis/ August 20, 2014/ Gardens/ 0 comments

Today’s episode is a three part video that show what I am growing for fall and how I’m going about doing it. Ron Finley said growing your own food is like printing money and I listen to him. The driving force behind my production is the compost pile I have in the back and this first video depicts it after

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August

Tony Teolis/ August 17, 2014/ Gardens/ 0 comments

It is now past the middle of August and summer has played out beautifully and better than planned. I began August at the Vibes and just got back from the Peach. Lockn not far away and this is possible because of good planning around the idea of meeting people and making new friends where the best music is happening. Part

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Episode-252- Food Forest Part 4 of 4

Tony Teolis/ August 11, 2014/ Gardens/ 0 comments

The fourth and final video of the series shows what is growing in the front yard. The guild around the magnolia tree is new this year and contains some perennial plants such as comfrey and hairy vetch that is sure to come back next year with its multitudes of striking purple flowers. I chuckle as I just watched this video

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Episode-250- Food Forest In Full Swing Part 3/4

Tony Teolis/ July 20, 2014/ Gardens/ 0 comments

This third installment of the Food Forest in my bakyard show how the backyard extends to all around the house. Beginning on the south side I show the raspberries which produced about 18 pounds of fruit this season! Going to make wine now that the jam is stored. Of course the raspberries depicted in this video only make up about

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Episode-246- Plant Comfrey And Parsley Part 2

Tony Teolis/ July 4, 2014/ Gardens/ 0 comments

This is part 2 of the parsley and comfrey planting this year. The last video showed what the comfrey looked like out of the fridge where it was stored for a month. The gardens look bare and that’s because they are. Soon though things will be growing in all the mounds and swales. They will be hosting apple and peach

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Episode-245- Plant Comfrey And Parsley In The Backyard

Tony Teolis/ June 22, 2014/ Gardens/ 0 comments

This how the gardens get started this year. I begin with comfrey from Nantahala Farm & Garden in North Carolina  and the parsley were the first plants started from seed in February. The seeds came from SouthernExposre In Mineral, VA. I have had a great experience buying from them over the years. Today’s video shows how they have grown in the past

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June

Tony Teolis/ June 14, 2014/ Gardens/ 0 comments

The dog and I were just outside this evening in the dark and its not just the ole sloping backyard instead it’s a sponge full of life. It has rained 6 of the first 12 days in June 2014 and for that we are grateful. Almost a full two inches in a time when it’s usually scarce. The dearth might be

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Episode-243- 7 Steps For Growing Tasty Tomatoes

Tony Teolis/ June 8, 2014/ Gardens/ 0 comments

 Solanum lycopersicum The tomatoes have been in the ground long enough now that I had to set up a trellis for the five biggest ones that are growing in the new hugel keyhole garden.  They will eventually cover the trellis and more and then there are squash, pepper and cucumber plants growing near them as well. What you see in

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Episode-8- Get a New HVAC Without Getting Ripped Off

Tony Teolis/ May 9, 2011/ Preparedness/ 1 comments

     HVAC-911  CALL NOW (703)628-4090 Gardening chore Russian Honey Bee Hive Installing and feeding a new package of Russian honey bees. Shipped on April 23rd by The Walter T. Kelley company of Clarkson, KY and delivered by the US Postal Service at 10:30 a.m. on April 25. Thank you. The Walter T. Kelley Company is where I got my Russian

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