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The Dirtbag on 11/14/12

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Wed, 11/14/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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This month's theme is protection, as in protection from weeds, disease, freezing temps, and rodents.

The theme this month on The Dirtbag is "protection." Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert tackle such topics as protecting the ground from weeds, protecting your veggies from rodents, protecting your plants from freezing temperatures, and protecting your fruit trees from disease.

Plus, a listener survey. Do you have an apricot tree that reliably bears fruit? Let us know!

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

The Dirtbag... Listen. Laugh. Learn.

The Dirtbag on 10/10/12

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Wed, 10/10/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Chip Bubl joins Glen and Jim to talk about fall harvest and storage and planting garlic

Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert welcome back one of the nicest and most knowledgeable guys around, Chip Bubl, OSU Extension Agent for Columbia County. He'll be on hand all hour to talk about fall harvest, storage--and planting garlic! Plus Jim will have a new plant of the month, blackberries.

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 gardening questions.

The Dirtbag... Listen. Laugh. Learn.

The Dirtbag on 09/12/12

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Wed, 09/12/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Fruit planting in the fall, harvesting pears and potatoes; Plant of the month: cover crops.

Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert are back live this month to talk about fall planting and procedures, harvesting pears and potatoes, and getting the garden beds ready for the next season. Plant of the month is cover crops.

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

The Dirtbag... Listen. Laugh. Learn.

The Dirtbag on 08/08/12

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Wed, 08/08/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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The Dirtbag on 07/11/12

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Wed, 07/11/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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A primer on summer pruning of fruit trees. Plus summer gardening basics.

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.

The Dirtbag on 06/13/12

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Wed, 06/13/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Guest Steve Cohen talks about the updated Portland code dealing with farming and food distribution

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.

The Dirtbag on 05/09/12

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Wed, 05/09/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Vertical gardening. Plant of the Month: cucumbers. Honey bee topic this month: swarming.

It'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.

The Dirtbag on 04/11/12

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Wed, 04/11/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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The weather is warming, but is it time to plant? Plant of the month: plums.

Join host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert. We can finally start getting serious about planting all sorts of veggies and fruits. But how do you know when it's time to plant what? Are the books and pundits right? Listen in for the cold--and warm--truth. The Plant of the Month is plums, both European and Japanese varieties, so tune in to find out the difference and get our picks.

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.

The Dirtbag. Listen. Laugh. Learn.

The Dirtbag on 03/14/12

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Wed, 03/14/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Guest Jerry Shroyer talks fruit tree grafting and host Glen Andresen talks composting.

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.

The Dirtbag on 02/08/12

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Wed, 02/08/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Siting and preparing the soil for your new vegetable garden or fruit orchard

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.

As always, there will be 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.

 

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Garlic, tomatoes, cover crops.

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

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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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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)
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The Dirtbag on 11/10/10

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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)
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Rose Marie Nichols on her seed business and August gardening

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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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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.
 
 
 

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The Dirtbag playlist for 10/17/2009

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10/17/2009
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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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