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Well that was a hard February for the garden…or was it? Plus, with the current varieties available, it's probably not worth trying to grow apricots west of the Cascades.
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Every 2nd Wednesday of the month, from 11:00am to 12:00pm (noon).

Gardening

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Is it worth growing apricots now? Short answer: NO!

Airs at: Wed, 03/10/2021 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Host Glen Andresen is joined by Jim Gilbert to talk about, what else, the February weather, and what it did and didn't do to our gardens. Plus, Glen's method for planting peas in colder weather, Jim's advice on planting bare root trees, and timing for using organic slug bai... Read more

Growing citrus, pruning kiwis and grapes, where to get rootstock

Airs at: Wed, 02/10/2021 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Hey Dirtbag listeners! We recorded this show in January, for the January 13, 2021 show. But due to unforeseen circumstances, it wasn't aired in January, so we are airing it this month! Meanwhile, stay warm...and protect whatever plants you need to and can protect. Host Gle... Read more

The Ghost of Hollywood on 01/22/21

Airs at: Fri, 01/22/2021 at 3:00am - 5:30am
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The Dirtbag on 01/13/21

Airs at: Wed, 01/13/2021 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Fruit tree rootstock, pruning tools, caring for soil in the winter

Airs at: Wed, 12/09/2020 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Host Glen Andresen is joined by Jim Gilbert for a pre-recorded live show, which, as always, is chalk full of gardening and plant news. Even though there are fewer chores to be done in the garden in December, there is one big one: the start of winter pruning, and we discuss ... Read more

Persimmon, plus plants to plant with care

Airs at: Wed, 11/11/2020 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Host Glen Andresen is joined by Jim Gilbert for a pre-recorded live show, which, as always, is chalk full of gardening and plant news. Even though it's November, there is still plenty that can be done to make your job in the spring easier, such as getting leaves on those be... Read more

The Dirtbag on 10/14/20

Airs at: Wed, 10/14/2020 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Columnar apples and harvesting onions

Airs at: Wed, 10/14/2020 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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(This program was recorded last month but didn't get aired, so we are running it this month. We look forward to recording a brand new show for November.) Host Glen Andresen is joined by Jim Gilbert for a pre-recorded live show, which, as always, is chalk full of gardening a... Read more

Columnar apples and harvesting onions

Airs at: Wed, 09/09/2020 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Host Glen Andresen is joined by Jim Gilbert for a pre-recorded live show, which, as always, is chalk full of gardening and plant news. We talk about growing onions, watering (and stopping watering), apple and pear diseases, and much more. As always, we'll have a new Plant ... Read more

New-ish thornless blackberry--Columbia Star

Airs at: Wed, 08/12/2020 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Host Glen Andresen is joined by Jim Gilbert for a live pre-recorded show, which, as always, is chalk full of gardening and plant news. We talk about growing figs, bud grafting, planting a summer cover crop, and how and when to harvest pears. We also offer homage to two rece... Read more