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The Dirtbag on 04/10/13

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Wed, 04/10/2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Hollywood Theatre EcoFilm Festival; Asian pears; what's going on in the honey bee hive

Something a little different this month on The Dirtbag as Dawn Smallman and Doug Whyte from the Hollywood Theatre join host Glen Andresen to talk about the upcoming Portland EcoFilm Festival. Some of the subjects of the films include soil, fruit, and honey...subjects near and dear to Glen, guest Jim Gilbert, and Dirtbag listeners.

As usual, there will be a new Garden Stumper quiz (and EcoFilm Festival tickets to the winner!); the Plant of the Month--Asian pears, now in full bloom; what's going on in the honey bee hive this month; and answers to your garden questions.

The Dirtbag... Listen. Laugh. Learn.

 

The Dirtbag on 03/13/13

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Wed, 03/13/2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Home Orchard Society Fruit Propagation Fair; beneficial insect-attracting plants for pest control

Host Glen Andresen welcomes back Home Orchard Society president Joanie Cooper to talk about the March 17 Fruit Propagation Fair at the Clackamas County Fairgrounds in Canby. Guest Jim Gilbert will tell us about his recent trip to the midwest to gather scion wood from American persimmon and paw paw.

As usual, there will be a new Garden Stumper quiz; the Plant of the Month--beneficial insect-attracting plants; what's going on in the honey bee hive this month; and answers to your garden questions.

The Dirtbag... Listen. Laugh. Learn.

The Dirtbag on 02/13/13

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Wed, 02/13/2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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A discussion of weeds with specialist Mitch Bixby; plus worms, and citrus, our plant of the month

February is the month that weeds can really start to grow, not only in your garden beds, but also in your neighbors' yards and in wild areas. To help get a handle on all these weeds and strategies to combat them, host Glen Andresen welcomes Mitch Bixby, Botanic Specialist with the City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services, on behalf of the The Clackamas, Clark, Multnomah, and Washington County Cooperative Weed Management Area (informally known as the 4-County CWMA). The partnership exists to create and support collaborative weed management among land managers and owners in and around the greater metropolitan area of Portland Oregon.

The Dirtbag on 01/09/13

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Wed, 01/09/2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Winter pruning and planting; onion is Plant of the Month; and tool care.

It's wintertime, and the pruning is easy. January is an excellent time to do dormant pruning, and also to gather fruit tree scion wood for grafting in late February/early March. Join host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert for a discussion on pruning, tool care, and even winter planting.

As usual, there will be a new Garden Stumper quiz; the Plant of the Month--onions; what's going on in the honey bee hive this month; and answers to your garden questions.

The Dirtbag... Listen. Laugh. Learn.

The Dirtbag on 12/12/12

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Wed, 12/12/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Not much gardening this month, so this month's Dirtbag is the first annual beekeeping edition.

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!

The Dirtbag on 11/14/12

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Wed, 11/14/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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This month's theme is protection, as in protection from weeds, disease, freezing temps, and rodents.

The theme this month on The Dirtbag is "protection." Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert tackle such topics as protecting the ground from weeds, protecting your veggies from rodents, protecting your plants from freezing temperatures, and protecting your fruit trees from disease.

Plus, a listener survey. Do you have an apricot tree that reliably bears fruit? Let us know!

And, as usual, there will be a new Garden Stumper quiz, the Plant of the Month--quince, what's going on in the honey bee hive this month, and answers to your garden questions.

The Dirtbag... Listen. Laugh. Learn.

The Dirtbag on 10/10/12

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Wed, 10/10/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Chip Bubl joins Glen and Jim to talk about fall harvest and storage and planting garlic

Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert welcome back one of the nicest and most knowledgeable guys around, Chip Bubl, OSU Extension Agent for Columbia County. He'll be on hand all hour to talk about fall harvest, storage--and planting garlic! Plus Jim will have a new plant of the month, blackberries.

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 gardening questions.

The Dirtbag... Listen. Laugh. Learn.

The Dirtbag on 09/12/12

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Wed, 09/12/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Fruit planting in the fall, harvesting pears and potatoes; Plant of the month: cover crops.

Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert are back live this month to talk about fall planting and procedures, harvesting pears and potatoes, and getting the garden beds ready for the next season. Plant of the month is cover crops.

And, as usual, there will be a new Garden Stumper quiz (and the answer to last month's Stumper), what's going on in the honey bee hive this month, and answers to your garden questions.

The Dirtbag... Listen. Laugh. Learn.

The Dirtbag on 08/08/12

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Wed, 08/08/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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The Dirtbag on 07/11/12

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Wed, 07/11/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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A primer on summer pruning of fruit trees. Plus summer gardening basics.

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.

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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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