How To Create Permaculture Gardens In The Suburbs

Welcome to the introductory post for 5 Garden Hacking Secrets For The Suburbs. PDF How To Create Permaculture Gardens In The Suburbs. I am your host Tony Teolis and this is smart gardening in action. This is Permaculture In Action. 5 Garden Hacking Secrets For The Suburbs is the culmination of my knowledge of growing food in the suburbs of northern Virginia. I have been successful in turning...

5 Garden Hacking Secrets For The Suburbs

I created 5 Garden Hacking Secrets For The Suburbs because I have been gardening for 10 years and I want to share with you the best ways to grow food and flowers in the suburbs. You will be healthier as will the local environment. You too can have great food without working too hard or spending too much money. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s) ; if...

Episode-270- Microgreens To grow At Home

I love growing greens and eating from the yard and in the winter we grow sprouts and thought we were doing well. And we were. Until I learned about microgreens. Yes another food experiment to add to the spring preps but this project began in February and the timing was right. By the time I had seeds, growing medium. In this case the coconut coir, trays and enough confidence to get a start on...

Weekend Chores March 2015

     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 30 seedlings into red cups and move to lights 2 coats...

Episode-230- Add More Mason Bees To The BackYard

I thought I knew about Mason Bees and how to cultivate and contribute to their growth in my front and back yards. But after three seasons with nominal success and little or no successive mason bee growth in future years it became time to ask why. Being winter these kinds of thoughts are helpful as it is also the time right before the sowing of seeds for indoor starts. The Farmers' Almanac...

December

December has just begun and we were greeted unusually warm weather for then first few days but that quickly changed to cold rain with an impending ice storm on the way. I want to see how the bees are doing. I haven't seen any in several weeks and I hope that just indicates they are tucked away and clustered for the winter. The Do Not Disturb sign is posted and I must respect that. But that is...

November

Glad to be prepped for winter but it is sad that the cold muck of this weather is just starting. The bees are all tucked in and I hope they have enough of their own honey to get through the winter. There is no food growing and I have yet to see worthwhile growth from the mushrooms. The brambles and fruit bushes are all brown and shriveled and it is hard to remember what they looked like at the...

More Carpenter Bees Bouncing Back In The Bee Balm

Today's video captures More Carpenter Bees Bouncing Back In The Bee Balm. Xylocopa virginica The Eastern Carpenter Bee is alive and doing well in my back and front yards. There are lots of them around and they seem to be easily please with any of my many flowers. the honey bees...not so much. Although I do have plenty of them bringing out the cucumbers and squash quite successfully this year....