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...

Episode-267- Inside The Hugel Keyhole Garden

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 have a made a home where new plants will thrive because of...

Episode-249- Food Forest And Permaculture Showcase Part 2/4

Here is part 2 of the food forest videos. This video shows how the swales that I built in the backyard have matured to the point where they now support hundreds of plants. That is no exageration and the goal is to have them eventually fill out with the fruti producing bsushes such as Juneberry, Goji and Goumi. I'll ad to those over time too. The video was taken before the battle with Japanese...

Episode-248- Food Forest And Permaculture Showcase Part 1/4

I finally get a chance to share with you a view of the food forest I have envisioned growing. The backyard is a web of interconnected systems. It is not a forest yet as full production will take several more years. There are apple and peach tress that have to come online yet and the goji, goumi, juneberry, and other berries have some time before they will become productive. In the meantime...

Episode-232- How To Pick The Best Blueberries Part 2

Here is part 2 of my blueberry harvest video from summer 2013. You can easily note how much I enjoy picking fresh blueberries from the garden. Get in on the fun and start making your own produce at home. NourseFarms.com in Massachusetts is ready for your order of blueberry plants, starwberries, elderberries, blackberries, raspberries and more. Don't forget to get some asparagus too. Resources...

Episode-224- Build A New Garden In Less Than 5 Minutes

Actually it's not possible to build a hugel bed in such a short time especially the way I do it. However, putting this video together was fun and you can see in a brief span of time the effort and resources required to get started on a fine garden bed that will last for years and years. Now that October has come to an end it is time to build another hugelbed. Setting it up now is wise because...

Show Off The Newly Finished Hugel Keyhole Garden Bed

Take a look at the newly finished hugel keyhole garden bed. This is a unique desgin the fundamentals of hugelkultur with the smart African inspired keyhole effect which includes a compost bin in the middle of the garden. The step by step process of constructing this bed will be coming out in rapid fire and slowed down explanations. Hope you get inspried.  Tony Teolis

Get Out There In The Cold And Harvest More Habanero

I got home after dark and suddenly remembered my neglected hot habanero peppers. I picked some last Sunday and I have a short window left for tryinfg  to ripen what is left on seven habanero and one jalapeno pepper plant.  I harvested 6 habanero and 6 jalapeno tonight. Although the jalapeno are small they will go nicely in the hot sauce mix I will be creating.