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The Dirtbag on 05/13/09

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Wed, 05/13/2009 - 11:00am - 11:30am

Host Glen Andresen speaks with Jim Gilbert of One Green World Nursery and answeres your questions about growing usual and unusual fruit.

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Wed, 04/08/2009 - 11:00am - 11:30am

Host Glen Andresen discusses space-saving techniques for growing vegetables in the city.

The Dirtbag on 03/11/09

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Wed, 03/11/2009 - 11:00am - 11:30am

Host Glen Andresen discusses the general topic of planting bare-root fruit trees.

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Mon, 02/09/2009 - 10:30am - 11:00am

Wondering what to do with your cover crops this spring? Host Glen Andresen discusses what he does. Also listeners' gardening questions.

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Mon, 01/12/2009 - 10:30am - 11:00am

Host Glen Andresen welcomes Steve Cohen to talk about Urban Growth Bounty, a series of late winter and spring gardening classes presented by the City of Portland's Office of Sustainable Development.

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Mon, 12/08/2008 - 10:30am - 11:00am

Host Glen Andresen welcomes Candace Stoughton, East Multnomah Soil and Conservation District rain garden specialist,  to discuss the possibility of using edible plants in a rain garden. Candace works on urban conservation issues with a current focus on sustainable stormwater management. She has expertise in low impact development methods that protect streams and rivers from urban stormwater runoff.

The Dirtbag on 09/08/08

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Mon, 09/08/2008 - 10:30am - 11:00am

Lorraine Gardener of One Green World joins host Glen Andresen to talk about unusual and unique fruit that is available for tasting at the Harvest Festival.

The Dirtbag on 08/11/08

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Mon, 08/11/2008 - 10:30am - 11:00am
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Harriet Fasenfest

Harriet Fasenfest, of Portland Preserve, discusses extending the growing season in the kitchen through preserving foods. Her website is www.portlandpreserve.com.

The Dirtbag on 07/14/08

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Mon, 07/14/2008 - 10:30am - 11:00am

Host Glen Andresen discusses the various techniques used to corral, train, and trellis raspberries, blackberries and other cane berries. Plus listeners' gardening questions. 

The Dirtbag on 06/09/08

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Mon, 06/09/2008 - 10:30am - 11:00am

Host Glen Andresen talks about the practice known as "espalier," the pruning and training of fruit trees along flat trellises or walls. Plus he takes listener gardening questions.  

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Not much gardening this month, so this month's Dirtbag is the first annual beekeeping edition.

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Wed, 12/12/2012

You've got to admit that there is not much going on in the garden this month -- which makes it a perfect time to make December's Dirtbag a beekeeping edition! Host Glen Andresen welcomes four guests (Jim is off this month so he can meet with the governor) for the full hour to talk bees: Carolyn Breece, research assistant at the OSU Bee Lab, will outline the Oregon Master Beekeeper program; Tim Wessels, president of Portland Urban Beekeepers, will talk about starting out and keeping bees in the city; author Rosanna Mattingly will discuss her new book Honey-Maker: How the Honey Bee Worker Does What She Does...and answer ANY of your bee questions; and Nick Erickson, owner of Creative Landscapes, will handle this month's Plant of the Month with suggestions of excellent bee plants for your front, side and back yards.

And, as usual, there will be a new Garden Stumper quiz and, this month, answers to your beekeeping questions.

The Dirtbag... Listen. Laugh. Learn.

  • Length: 53:04 minutes (48.58 MB)
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A primer on summer pruning of fruit trees. Plus summer gardening basics.

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Wed, 07/11/2012

Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert devote the next two month's shows to some summer gardening basics: composting, watering, weeding, care during hot weather, potted plants...and your questions.

Also, a primer on the when, where and why of summer pruning of fruit trees. And the Plant of the Month for July is green beans.

And, as usual, there will be a new Garden Stumper quiz, what's going on in the honey bee hive this month, and answers to your garden questions.

  • Length: 50:45 minutes (46.46 MB)
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Guest Steve Cohen talks about the updated Portland code dealing with farming and food distribution

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Wed, 06/13/2012

Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert welcome (back) Steven Cohen, who manages food policy and programs for the city of Portland's Bureau of Planning and Sustainability. He will talk about the recently updated city code that deals with farming and food distribution within Portland city limits. If you have questions about what and where you can grow things (like in the parking strip), and how many (like chickens), give a listen and then call in.

Our Plant (or plants, this time) of the Month are gooseberries and currants.

And, as usual, there will be a new Garden Stumper quiz, what's going on in the honey bee hive this month, and answers to your garden questions.

  • Length: 53:20 minutes (48.83 MB)
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Vertical gardening. Plant of the Month: cucumbers. Honey bee topic this month: swarming.

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Wed, 05/09/2012

t's May, and that means it's prime planting time. Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert tackle the topic of planting and growing vegetables vertically. Plant of the Month is cucumbers. And in the What's Happening in the Honey Bee Hive this month, the topic is swarming!

As usual, there will be a new Garden Stumper quiz and answers to your garden questions.

The Dirtbag. Listen. Laugh. Learn.

  • Length: 38:08 minutes (34.91 MB)
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Guest Jerry Shroyer talks fruit tree grafting and host Glen Andresen talks composting.

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Wed, 03/14/2012

It's time for grafting fruit trees, and veteran fruit tree grafter Jerry Shroyer with the Home Orchard Society will join host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert to talk about the big Fruit Propagation Fair that is scheduled to take place this Saturday, March 17 at the Clackamas County Fairgrounds in Canby.

Plus, a discussion of how easy it is to start composting your yard debris and kitchen veggie and fruit trimmings.

As always, there will be 1) a new Garden Stumper quiz; 2) a new Plant of the Month: PEAS; 3) What's going on in the honey bee hive this month, and 4) answers  to your gardening and composting questions.

The Dirtbag. Listen. Laugh. Learn.

  • Length: 58:18 minutes (26.68 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 64Kbps (CBR)

February Garden Tasks, Siting a New Vegetable Garden and More

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Wed, 02/08/2012

Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert tackle timely February garden tasks, including siting a new vegetable garden or fruit orchard, soil preparation, timing and more.

Plus a new Garden Stumper quiz; a new Plant of the Month: Cornelian cherry; what's going on in the honey bee hive this month, and answers  to your gardening questions.

The Dirtbag. Listen. Laugh. Learn.

  • Length: 43:26 minutes (39.77 MB)
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The Dirtbag on 01/11/12

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Wed, 01/11/2012

Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert tackle another timely topic: dormant pruning. If your fruit trees are about the size you want them, now is NOT the time to prune--that would be mid-summer. But if your fruit trees are too big, need some shaping help, or tend to overbear one year and not the next, then tune in for some practical advice on pruning. Plus a discussion of new and exciting fruit and veggie varieties, garden catalogs, and upcoming gardening events and classes.

As always, there will be a new Garden Stumper quiz; a new Plant of the Month: cabbage; What's going on in the honey bee hive this month, and answers  to your gardening questions.

The Dirtbag. Listen. Laugh. Learn.

  • Length: 51:45 minutes (47.37 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

The Dirtbag on 12-14-11

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Fri, 12/23/2011
 
 

Baby, it's cold outside, and that's the perfect opportunity for host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert to talk about chill hour requirements for fruit trees. Also, what's being harvested from your garden in December? Plus some gardening gift ideas, including tools and books.

As always, there will be 1) a new Garden Stumper quiz, 2) a new Plant of the Month: medlar, 3) what's going on in the honey bee hive this month, and 4) answers  to your gardening questions (or at least an attempt).

The Dirtbag. Listen. Laugh. Learn.

  • Length: 55:53 minutes (51.16 MB)
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Fruit tree chill requirements; gardening gift ideas; winter harvesting

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Wed, 12/14/2011
Baby, it's cold outside, and that's the perfect opportunity for host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert to talk about chill hour requirements for fruit trees. Also, what's being harvested from your garden in December? Plus some gardening gift ideas, including tools and books.

As always, there will be 1) a new Garden Stumper quiz, 2) a new Plant of the Month: medlar, 3) what's going on in the honey bee hive this month, and 4) answers  to your gardening questions (or at least an attempt).

The Dirtbag. Listen. Laugh. Learn.

  • Length: 55:54 minutes (51.18 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

The Dirtbag on 11/09/11

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Sat, 11/12/2011

Host Glen Andresen is joined by Jim Gilbert to talk about fall-bearing fruits such as persimmons, jujubes, and pineapple guava. Also, a plea to not let those leaves go to waste--a discussion of ways gardeners can use those free leaves in the garden. Plus, a new segment: "What's happening in the hive this month?"--a look at the goings-on inside and out of a honey bee hive this time of year.

And, as always, a new Garden Stumper quiz, Plant of the Month (persimmons), and answers to your gardening questions.

The Dirtbag. Listen. Laugh. Learn.

  • Length: 52:48 minutes (48.34 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Playlists

The Dirtbag playlist for 10/17/2009

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The Dirtbag
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10/17/2009
ArtistTitle
S Colemansign and seal
Denis Colinsomething trio
Jason Moransoundtrack to human motion
lionel LouekeKaribu
Arthur BlytheHipmotism
Ira Jane BloomSlalom
Wayne ShorterAll Seeing Eye
John ColtraneSheets of Sound
Etienne CharlesFolklore

 

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March 10, 2010 Garden Stumper

March 10, 2010 Garden Stumper quiz

QUESTION: What apple varieties get pollinated by Gravenstein apple trees?

ANSWER: None! Gravenstein's are triploid, meaning they have three sets of chromosomes. If you want to get apples on your gravenstein tree, you will need to have another apple variety within bee range. And here's the tricky part, if you want to get apples on the second tree, your will need a THIRD apple variety within bee range to pollinate it!

 

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