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The Dirtbag on 10/13/10

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Wed, 10/13/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Mystery host? Paw paws. And it's time to plant cover crops and garlic.

Will host Glen Andresen be through with his jury duty trial by The Dirtbag show time? Will deliberations mean that Andrew Geller will be sitting in for Glen? In either event, Jim Gilbert from One Green World will be on hand to talk about his recent travels to the midwest where he attended events concerning paw paws and American persimmons. And either Glen or Andrew and Jim will talk about planting common and uncommon cover crops. Plus it's time to plant garlic.

 

All this along with your chance to pick up some great plants from One Green World as thank you gifts when you renew or start your KBOO membership during the show.

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

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Not much gardening this month, so this month's Dirtbag is the first annual beekeeping edition.

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Wed, 12/12/2012

You've got to admit that there is not much going on in the garden this month -- which makes it a perfect time to make December's Dirtbag a beekeeping edition! Host Glen Andresen welcomes four guests (Jim is off this month so he can meet with the governor) for the full hour to talk bees: Carolyn Breece, research assistant at the OSU Bee Lab, will outline the Oregon Master Beekeeper program; Tim Wessels, president of Portland Urban Beekeepers, will talk about starting out and keeping bees in the city; author Rosanna Mattingly will discuss her new book Honey-Maker: How the Honey Bee Worker Does What She Does...and answer ANY of your bee questions; and Nick Erickson, owner of Creative Landscapes, will handle this month's Plant of the Month with suggestions of excellent bee plants for your front, side and back yards.

And, as usual, there will be a new Garden Stumper quiz and, this month, answers to your beekeeping questions.

The Dirtbag... Listen. Laugh. Learn.

  • Length: 53:04 minutes (48.58 MB)
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A primer on summer pruning of fruit trees. Plus summer gardening basics.

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Wed, 07/11/2012

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.

  • Length: 50:45 minutes (46.46 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Guest Steve Cohen talks about the updated Portland code dealing with farming and food distribution

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Wed, 06/13/2012

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.

  • Length: 53:20 minutes (48.83 MB)
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Vertical gardening. Plant of the Month: cucumbers. Honey bee topic this month: swarming.

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Wed, 05/09/2012

t'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.

  • Length: 38:08 minutes (34.91 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Guest Jerry Shroyer talks fruit tree grafting and host Glen Andresen talks composting.

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Wed, 03/14/2012

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.

  • Length: 58:18 minutes (26.68 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 64Kbps (CBR)

February Garden Tasks, Siting a New Vegetable Garden and More

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Wed, 02/08/2012

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.

Plus 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.

  • Length: 43:26 minutes (39.77 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

The Dirtbag on 01/11/12

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Wed, 01/11/2012

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.

  • Length: 51:45 minutes (47.37 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

The Dirtbag on 12-14-11

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Fri, 12/23/2011
 
 

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).

The Dirtbag. Listen. Laugh. Learn.

  • Length: 55:53 minutes (51.16 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Fruit tree chill requirements; gardening gift ideas; winter harvesting

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Wed, 12/14/2011
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).

The Dirtbag. Listen. Laugh. Learn.

  • Length: 55:54 minutes (51.18 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

The Dirtbag on 11/09/11

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Sat, 11/12/2011

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.

  • Length: 52:48 minutes (48.34 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

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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