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Easy to more complex methods of composting

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The Dirtbag
Air date: 
Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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It's always a good time to compost--and it doesn't have to be hard or time-consuming.

It's always a good time to compost, and this month host Glen Andresen discusses easy and more complex methods of composting.

As always, we'll have a new Plant of the Month (chard); a new Garden Stumper; and what's going on in the honey bee hive this month.

The Dirtbag... Listen. Laugh. Learn.

Growing veggies in containers

Program: 
The Dirtbag
Air date: 
Wed, 03/12/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Growing veggies in containers with author Maggie Stuckey

Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert welcome gardening book author Maggie Stuckey to talk about growing vegetables in containers.

As always, we'll have a new Plant of the Month (Maggies favorite plants to grow in containers); a new Garden Stumper; and what's going on in the honey be hive this month.

The Dirtbag... Listen. Laugh. Learn.

Pruning grapes,kiwis, and blueberries; growing citrus in Portland

Program: 
The Dirtbag
Air date: 
Wed, 02/12/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Pruning grapes and kiwis; planting and caring for blueberries; growing citrus in Portland
Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert talk February gardening tasks, including a discussion on pruning grapes and kiwis. Plus, ever thought of growing citrus in Portland? You can, and Jim will tell you how.

As always, a new Plant of the Month (blueberries); a new Garden Stumper; and what's going on in the honey be hive this month.

The Dirtbag... Listen. Laugh. Learn.

Chip Bubl: Veggies and Nitrogen

Program: 
The Dirtbag
Air date: 
Wed, 01/08/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Chip Bubl to discuss cold-damaged plants and soil nitrogen.
Host Glen Andresen welcomes back Columbia County OSU Extension Service Agricultural Agent Chip Bubl to talk veggies: what's hot, and what's not--that is, what to do about cold-damaged plants. Also, Chip will talk about the importance of having the right amount of nitrogen in the soil--and when.

As always, a new Plant of the Month (Chip's favorite veggie varieties); a new Garden Stumper; and what's going on in the honey bee hive this month.

The Dirtbag... Listen. Laugh. Learn.

2nd annual beekeeping edition; and evaluating plant health after the arctic blast

Program: 
The Dirtbag
Air date: 
Wed, 12/11/2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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2nd annual beekeeping edition--keeping honey bees in the city; and caring for plants after the cold
It's the 2nd annual beekeeping edition! Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert welcome Portland Urban Beekeepers (PUB) president Tim Wessels to talk about beekeeping in the city--it's advantages, it's pitfalls, it's rewards. And we'll talk about Tim and Glen's queen honey bee rearing project in the heart of Northeast Portland. In the second half of the show, Jim and Glen will discuss the aftermath of the arctic cold blast and how to evaluate your plants' health.

As always, a new Plant of the Month (good nectar and pollen plants for honey bees); a new bee-related Garden Stumper; and what's going on in the honey be hive this month.

The Dirtbag... Listen. Laugh. Learn.

Persimmons, parsnips, and leaves

Program: 
The Dirtbag
Air date: 
Wed, 11/13/2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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When and how to harvest persimmon and parsnips; what to do with all those leaves
Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert talk persimmons and parsnips, and when and how to harvest them. Plus a discussion of what to do with all those leaves!

As always, a new Plant of the Month (rootstock for grafting fruit trees, part 2); a new Garden Stumper; and what's going on in the honey bee hive this month.

The Dirtbag... Listen. Laugh. Learn.

Converting lawn to garden beds; planting garlic and cover crops

Program: 
The Dirtbag
Air date: 
Wed, 10/09/2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Steps on how to convert your lawn to garden beds; planting garlic and cover crops.
Converting lawn to garden beds
Host Glen Andresen discusses how to convert lawn (or a weed patch) to garden beds in about two easy steps. Now is the time to plant garlic and cover crops--listen in to get tips on how to do both. As always, a new Plant of the Month (rootstock for grafting fruit trees, part I); a new Garden Stumper; and what's going on in the honey bee hive this month. The Dirtbag. Listen, laugh, learn.

The Dirtbag on 09/11/13

Program: 
The Dirtbag
Air date: 
Wed, 09/11/2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Host Glen Andresen welcomes John Salveit to talk about his food forest and growing unusual fruits
John Salveit talks about his food forest.

Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert welcome John Salveit to talk about his food forest, growing unusual fruits, and his grafting experiments. And quince…he knows quince.

As always, a new Plant of the Month (spinach as a cover crop); a new Garden Stumper quiz (with actual prizes again this month--tickets to the September 12 showing of "Cafeteria Man" at the Hollywood Theatre's 1st Annual Portland EcoFilm Festival); 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 08/14/13

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Wed, 08/14/2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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The when and how of picking fruit and vegetables at just the right time in just the right manner
The when and how of picking fruit and vegetables at just the right time in just the right manner

Just in time for it's August peak, host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert tackle the topic of harvesting--the when and how of picking fruit and vegetables at just the right time in just the right manner.

As always, a new Plant of the Month (pears); a new Garden Stumper quiz (with actual prizes again this month--tickets to the September 12 showing of "Cafeteria Man" at the Hollywood Theatre's 1st Annual Portland EcoFilm Festival); 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 07/10/13

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The Dirtbag
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Wed, 07/10/2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Summer pruning of fruit trees; espalier primer; growing parsnips

It may be summertime, but you can't take it easy in the garden. July is the perfect time to prune fruit trees, and host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert will discuss what to do and how to prune your home orchard. Plus, a short primer on espaliering.

As always, a new Plant of the Month (parnsips); a new Garden Stumper quiz (with actual prizes this month--tickets to "More Than Honey" at the Hollywood Theatre's 1st Annual Portland EcoFilm Festival); 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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The Dirtbag
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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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The Dirtbag
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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)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 96Kbps (CBR)

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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The Dirtbag
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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)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 96Kbps (CBR)

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)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 96Kbps (CBR)

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.
 
 
 

Playlists

The Dirtbag playlist for 10/17/2009

Program name: 
The Dirtbag
Air date: 
10/17/2009
ArtistTitle
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

 

Comments

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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