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Is your garden ready for cold weather?

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The Dirtbag
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Wed, 11/12/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert offer tips on cold-proofing your tender fruits and veggies.
Is your garden ready for cold weather? Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert offer tips on cold-proofing your tender fruits and veggies. Also, suggestions on how to get your garden beds ready now for spring planting.

As always, we'll answer your gardening questions, have a new Plant of the Month (olives), a new Garden Stumper, and what's going on in the honey bee hive this month.

The Dirtbag... Listen. Laugh. Learn.

HOS All About Fruit Show; planting garlic; October in the honey bee hive

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The Dirtbag
Air date: 
Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Is the All About Fruit Show the largest fruit tasting event in North America? Plus planting garlic.
Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert try to convice you that the upcoming Home Orchard Society All About Fruit Show is THEE fruit tasting event in the Pac NW, if not North America! Plus Jim  will bring us up to speed on his latest fruit-finding trip--this time to Korea for persimmons. And, since this is the month, tips on planting easy-to-grow garlic.

As always, we'll answer your gardening questions, have a new Plant of the Month--call us with your favorite variety of apple, have a new Garden Stumper (sorry, no tickets this month), and let you know what's going on in the honey bee hive this month.

The Dirtbag... Listen. Laugh. Learn.

Guest John Salveit (master grafter); fermentation; eating weeds

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The Dirtbag
Air date: 
Wed, 09/10/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Host Glen Andresen welcomes John Saltveit, master grafter, to discuss fermentation and eating weeds

Host Glen Andresen welcomes back John Saltveit, master grafter of fruit trees and major garden experimenter, as you will see! We'll also discuss food fermentation and eating weeds.

As always, we'll answer your gardening questions, have a new Plant of the Month (edible weeds--we know, rather unusual...), a new Garden Stumper (with the winners getting tickets to the September film at the Portland EcoFilm Festival at the Hollywood Theater!), and what's going on in the honey bee hive this month.

The Dirtbag... Listen. Laugh. Learn.

Harvest pears

Program: 
The Dirtbag
Air date: 
Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Host Glen Andresen and Jim Gilbert talk pears: types, varieties, harvesting, storage and ripening.
It's August, and that means some pears are ready to be picked. Do you know what type of pears you have? Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert talk pears: types, varieties, harvesting, storage and ripening.

As always, we'll answer your gardening questions, have a new Plant of the Month (moss--we know, rather unusual...), a new Garden Stumper (with the winners getting tickets to the August film at the Portland EcoFilm Festival at the Hollywood Theater!), and what's going on in the honey bee hive this month.

The Dirtbag... Listen. Laugh. Learn.

Bud grafting fruit trees; tips for harvesting fruits and veggies at their peak; cherries

Program: 
The Dirtbag
Air date: 
Wed, 07/09/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert discuss the bud graft method for building fruit trees.

July and August are the ideal months to build fruit trees using the bud grafting method; tune in to hear host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert discuss this method. Plus, a discussion about when and how to pick fruits and veggies at their peak.

As always, we'll answer your gardening questions, have a new Plant of the Month (cherries), a new Garden Stumper (with the winners getting tickets to the July film at the Portland EcoFilm Festival at the Hollywood Theater!), and what's going on in the honey bee hive this month.

The Dirtbag... Listen. Laugh. Learn.

The fall and winter veggie garden

Program: 
The Dirtbag
Air date: 
Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Now's the time for starting veggies for fall and winter harvest. What plants, when and how.

Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert talk about which veggies to start now for fall and winter harvest. And those veggies are this month's Plant of the month.

As always, we'll answer your gardening questions; a new Garden Stumper (with the winners getting tickets to the June film at the Portland EcoFilm Festival at the Hollywood Theater!); and what's going on in the honey bee hive this month.

The Dirtbag... Listen. Laugh. Learn.

Thinning fruits and veggies

Program: 
The Dirtbag
Air date: 
Wed, 05/14/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Glen & Jim take on the hard-to-do task of thinning both fruits and veggies. Plus easier pest control

Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert take on the hard-to-muster-the-will task of thinning both fruits and veggies. But thin you must. Plus easier methods of garden pest control.

As always, we'll have a new Plant of the Month (sea berry); a new Garden Stumper; and what's going on in the honey bee hive this month.

The Dirtbag... Listen. Laugh. Learn.

Easy to more complex methods of composting

Program: 
The Dirtbag
Air date: 
Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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It's always a good time to compost--and it doesn't have to be hard or time-consuming.

It's always a good time to compost, and this month host Glen Andresen discusses easy and more complex methods of composting.

As always, we'll have a new Plant of the Month (chard); a new Garden Stumper; and what's going on in the honey bee hive this month.

The Dirtbag... Listen. Laugh. Learn.

Growing veggies in containers

Program: 
The Dirtbag
Air date: 
Wed, 03/12/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Growing veggies in containers with author Maggie Stuckey

Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert welcome gardening book author Maggie Stuckey to talk about growing vegetables in containers.

As always, we'll have a new Plant of the Month (Maggies favorite plants to grow in containers); a new Garden Stumper; and what's going on in the honey be hive this month.

The Dirtbag... Listen. Laugh. Learn.

Pruning grapes,kiwis, and blueberries; growing citrus in Portland

Program: 
The Dirtbag
Air date: 
Wed, 02/12/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Pruning grapes and kiwis; planting and caring for blueberries; growing citrus in Portland
Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert talk February gardening tasks, including a discussion on pruning grapes and kiwis. Plus, ever thought of growing citrus in Portland? You can, and Jim will tell you how.

As always, a new Plant of the Month (blueberries); a new Garden Stumper; and what's going on in the honey be hive this month.

The Dirtbag... Listen. Laugh. Learn.

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Garlic, tomatoes, cover crops.

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The Dirtbag
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Wed, 09/14/2011

Host Glen Andresen welcomes back Columbia County Agricultural OSU Extension Agent Chip Bubl to talk about what's going on in the edible garden. There aren't many folks around as knowledgeable as Chip so it's a treat to have him available to answer your gardening questions for the whole hour! Also on this show, the answer to last month's — and a new — Garden Stumper quiz. Regular guest Jim Gilbert is away at a paw-paw conference so listen in next month for his report — and taste tests.

  • Length: 50:13 minutes (45.98 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Tomato time, plus Jon Betz on "Queen of the Sun"

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The Dirtbag
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Wed, 05/11/2011

Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert talk veggies and fruit. This month's plant of the month is tomatoes: varieties, types and planting tips. Plus, producer Jon Betz is on The Dirtbag for a short interview to talk about the national release of his film Queen of the Sun.

And, as usual, a new Garden Stumper quiz and answers to listeners' gardening questions.

Listen. Laugh. Learn.

Attracting native pollinators. Plus, plant of the month: Figs

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The Dirtbag
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Wed, 04/13/2011

Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert welcome Matthew Shepherd, Senior Conservation Associate with The Xerces Society (a nonprofit organization that protects wildlife through the conservation of invertabrates and their  habitat) to talk about their brand new book Attracting Native Pollinators. Plus the Plant-of-the-month: figs! And as always, a new Garden Stumper quiz, and answers to your questions.

Listen. Laugh. Learn 

 

Kiwi: plant of the month

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The Dirtbag
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Wed, 03/09/2011

Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert begin a new segment--a plant of the month. This month it's kiwis--siting, trellising, varieties, pollination requirements, pruning...and probably a lot more. Plus, it's time to start some veggies, both inside and out. And as usual, a new Garden Stumper quiz and your gardening questions.

The Dirtbag. Listen. Laugh. Learn. 

 

Soil expert, prunning fruit trees, crash course on pruning grapes and blueberries

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The Dirtbag
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Wed, 02/09/2011

Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert welcome soil expert Will Newman to get the dirt on soil, as well as what you can do now to help get your vegetable beds ready for planting. Then Jim talks about planting fruit trees and shrubs this time of year. And if there's time, a crash course on pruning grapes and blueberries.

And as always, a new Garden Stumper quiz and answers to your gardening questions.

Listen. Laugh. Learn.

  • Length: 52:31 minutes (36.07 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 96Kbps (CBR)

Catalogs; Russian fruit; Plus new gardening, animal husbandry classes with PDX's "Urban Growth Bounty"

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The Dirtbag
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Wed, 01/12/2011

Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert talk about Jim's recent fruit exploring trip to Russia and Ukraine. Then a discussion of favorite garden catalogs and new and exciting varieties of fruits and vegetables. Plus, the City of Portland's Bureau of Planning and Sustainability have just released their list of spring and summer gardening and animal husbandry classes. We'll give you a full listing and information on how to sign up.

And as always, a new Garden Stumper question, the answer to last month's Garden Stumper, and your gardening question calls.

Listen, laugh, learn. 

 

The Dirtbag on 12/08/10

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The Dirtbag
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Wed, 12/08/2010

Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert welcome OSU Extension Horticulturist Weston Miller to talk about the OSU Master Gardener program (and the Organic Master Gardener program, too) and its emphasis on sustainable gardening. And for the second half, Harriet Fasenfest returns to talk about her new book, A Householder's Guide to the Universe: A Calendar of Basics for the Home and Beyond. She'll also talk about cooking (and storing) fall and winter produce, and whatever else tickles her fancy. What an excellent time for you to get those burning gardening questions anaswered--between the four of us, it hardly seems possible we won't know something that will help you!

Of course they'll be a new Garden Stumper quiz, and the answer to last month's question: "What apple is pictured on the Beatles Apple Records label?"

  • Length: 50:09 minutes (34.43 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 96Kbps (CBR)

The Dirtbag on 11/10/10

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The Dirtbag
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Wed, 11/10/2010

Are your fruit trees ready for the spring? Now is the time to start preparing those trees for winter and spring. Jim Gilbert joins host Glen Andresen to offer sound fruit tree advice on what to do when and how to do it--and of course it's all organic. Plus an explanation of late blight that hit virtually all tomatoes in the Portland area this year.

Also on this show, Glen has a list of about 38 ways to love your leaves (perhaps you've noticed there are plenty this year...). And as always a new Garden Stumper quiz and listener questions.

Listen, laugh, learn.

  • Length: 50:29 minutes (34.66 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 96Kbps (CBR)

Rose Marie Nichols on her seed business and August gardening

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The Dirtbag
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Wed, 08/11/2010

 Host Glen Andresen and Jim Gilbert of One Green World welcome Rose Marie Nichols from Nichols Garden Nursery to talk about being in the seed business. And since Rose Marie is the co-author of the book Bountiful Container, we'll followup on our June Dirtbag show on container gardening and ask for her expert advice! (No Garden Stumper or listener questions this month as the show was taped ahead of time.)

Rain Water Collection Systems

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The Dirtbag
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Sat, 07/17/2010
Host Glen Andresen and Jim Gilbert of One Green World welcome Clackamas Community College horticultual instructor Bruce Nelson to talk about rainwater harvesting and two upcoming rainwater collecting workshops at Clackamas Community College on August 30 and September 1. 
 
Garden Stumper Quiz answer: Portland averages less than 1 inch of rainfall for each July and August.
 
 
 

Playlists

The Dirtbag playlist for 10/17/2009

Program name: 
The Dirtbag
Air date: 
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

 

Comments

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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