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The Dirtbag on 02/08/12

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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.

 

The Dirtbag on 01/11/12

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Wed, 01/11/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Host Glen Andresen and Jim Gilbert take on the topic of dormant pruning

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.

The Dirtbag on 12/14/11

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Wed, 12/14/2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Fruit tree chill requirements; gardening gift ideas; winter harvesting

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).

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The Dirtbag on 11/09/11

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Wed, 11/09/2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Fall-bearing fruits, persimmons, plus a new segment: what's going on in the honey bee hive now.

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.

The Dirtbag on 10/12/11

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Wed, 10/12/2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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On air fruit tasting; Plant of the Month: columnar apples

Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert will be tasting unusual fruits on the air! Come on down, make a pledge, and you can taste them, too! October is a great time to be planting fruit trees and bushes...and this is a great time to get your fruit-planting questions answered. Plus, Plant of the Month: Columnar Apples--two of which are being offered as thank you gifts for pledging to KBOO. And as usual, a new Garden Stumper quiz, and answers to all your gardening questions.

The Dirtbag. Listen. Laugh. Learn

The Dirtbag on 09/14/11

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Wed, 09/14/2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Guest Chip Bubl (Columbia County OSU Ext. Agent) talks about what's going on in the edible garden.

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.

The Dirtbag. Listen. Laugh. Learn.

The Dirtbag on 08/10/11

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Wed, 08/10/2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Host Glen Andresen and Jim Gilbert talk blackberries, summer pruning and cover crops.

Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert talk what's going on in the veggie garden and fruit orchard. This month's Plant of the Month is blackberries. Plus a discussion of summer pruning of fruit trees and types and benefits of cover crops. And, as usual, a new Garden Stumper quiz. (Show was pre-taped.)

The Dirtbag. Listen. Laugh. Learn.

The Dirtbag on 07/13/11

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Wed, 07/13/2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Glen and Jim talk berries and watering techniques.

Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert talk berries! How do you know they're ripe, because they don't ripen once they've been picked? Jim knows...and he also knows--and will talk--about some unusual berries that grow and thrive here, including honeyberries, gooseberries, and goumi. And right in line with that is our plant of the month, currants.

And what's going on in the veggies garden? It's been rather dry so Glen leads a discussion of watering types, methods, and techniques. Plus a new Garden Stumper quiz and answers to your gardening questions.

The Dirtbag. Listen. Laugh. Learn.

The Dirtbag on 06/08/11

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Wed, 06/08/2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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June gardening tasks; bagging apples; plant of the month: strawberries

Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert discuss tasks in the June vegetable and fruit garden. Believe it or not, it's time to be planning and planting for the fall and winter garden. It's also time to be getting bags on your apples before the codling moth mating season begins. Plant of the month: strawberries. Plus, as usual, a new Garden Stumper quiz and answers to your gardening questions.

The Dirtbag. Listen. Laugh. Learn.

The Dirtbag on 05/11/11

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Wed, 05/11/2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Glen and Jim talk veggies and fruits. Plus Taggart Siegel.

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, director Taggart Siegel returns to 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.

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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)
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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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