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The Dirtbag on 09/08/10

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Wed, 09/08/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Trapping the new fruit fly pest and What are the bees telling us?"

Host Glen Andresen and permanent guest Jim Gilbert are joined in the studio by Emmy Pagett and film director Taggart Siegel ("The Real Dirt on Farmer John"). In the first segment, Emmy will talk about her summer's work trapping the new fruit fly pest, the Spotted Wing Drosophila.

In the second segment, Taggart, along with producer Jon Betz and beekeeper Jacqueline Freeman (who is in the film) will talk about Taggart's new film on honey bees, "Queen of the Sun: What are the bees telling us?" This new film will have it's national premiere on September 17th right here in Portland at the historic Hollywood Theatre. (www.queenofthesun.com)

Plus a dandy new Garden Stumper quiz!

The Dirtbag on 08/11/10

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Wed, 08/11/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Rose Marie Nichols joins The Dirtbag to talk about being in the seed business.

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.)

The Dirtbag on 07/14/10

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Wed, 07/14/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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CCC horticulture instructor Bruce Nelson talks about rainwater collection systems.

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.

The Dirtbag on 06/09/10

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Wed, 06/09/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Garden writer Lisa Albert discusses growing edible plants in containers.

Host Glen Andresen and Jim Gilbert of One Green World welcome garden writer Lisa Albert to talk about growing edible plants in containers. Plus, as always, a new Garden Stumper quiz and listeners' edible gardening questions!

 

Today's Garden Stumper: Should you add gravel to the bottom of containers for drainage?

Answer: The latest research shows you should NOT! Water does not readily pass through different layers of material.

 

Information on the "Seeding Our Future" garden tour Lisa talked about on today's show:

The Dirtbag on 05/12/10

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Wed, 05/12/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Gardening info on all things edible

It's almost prime time for planting veggies! Host Glen Andresen reveals tips and techniques for getting those veggies off to a great start. Guest Jim Gilbert of One Green World will lead a general discussion about fruit pollination, includiing self-fertility, parthenocarpy, male and female plants, and wind and insect pollination. Plus, as always, a new Garden Stumper quiz and listeners' edible gardening questions!

And what would a membership drive be without us ol' Dirtbaggers offering up some super thank you gifts! One Green World has generously donated some unique edible plants (and there may be more):

The Dirtbag on 04/14/10

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Wed, 04/14/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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This month a discussion of what to do with your cover crops. Plus favorite fruit varieities.

Your cover crop is growing, you're ready to plant some April veggies, but the cover crop is in the way? What's next? Join host Glen Andresen for a discussion of ways to proceed with your cover crop. Plus guest Jim Gilbert finally gets the chance to talk about his favorite fruit varities. And as always, a new Garden Stumper quiz plus your edible gardening questions!

The Dirtbag on 03/10/10

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Wed, 03/10/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Gardening info on all things edible

Join host Glen Andresen as he talks vegetables, including varieties, seeding, starting, and transplanting. And guest Jim Gilbert talks about his favorite fruit varietes. As always, listener questions welcomed. Plus a new Garden Stumper quiz!

The Dirtbag on 02/10/10

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Wed, 02/10/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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All things edible.

Join Glen and Jim for veggie talk!

For information on the Fruit Propagation Fair, click here: www.homeorchardsociety.org

The Dirtbag on 07/08/09

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Wed, 07/08/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

The Dirtbag will be on for a full hour each month!

The Dirtbag on 06/10/09

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Wed, 06/10/2009 - 11:00am - 11:30am

Can you get fertile soil by fertilizing? Host Glen Andresen tackles the concept of soil fertility...and your composting and vegetable growing questions.

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Prune those Grapes and Blueberries NOW!!!

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Sun, 02/10/2008

Host Glen Andresen talks about simple directions for pruning grapes and blueberries. Now's the time, folks! Better hop to it before too much spring growth starts happening!

Even More FREE or Cheap Gardening Supplies

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Sun, 01/13/2008

Host Glen Andreson continues last month's theme of gardening on the cheap. Find even more sources of FREE or very cheap gardening supplies, especially small perennial fruits, fruit trees, compost materials, mulches, and fertilizers.

Cheap or Free Garden Supplies

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Sun, 12/09/2007

Host Glen Andresen invites your calls and contributions for the topic "Gardening for next to nothing - sources for free or cheap gardening supplies."

Playlists

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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