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Summer pruning, hot weather irrigation, apricots in western Oregon

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The Dirtbag
Air date: 
Wed, 07/08/2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert talk summer pruning, watering in hot weather, and apricots.
Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert talk summer pruning of fruit trees, watering in prolonged HOT weather, apricots, and Jim's Sea Berry breeding experiment in Goldendale, Washington.

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

The Dirtbag... Listen. Laugh. Learn.

Glacial rock dust, remineralization and fertilizer

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The Dirtbag
Air date: 
Wed, 06/10/2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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What is glacial rock dust...and how is it different from fertilizer?
Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert discuss glacial rock dust and how it pertains to remineralizing your garden soil. And while we're at it, what exactly is "fertilizer" anyway?

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

The Dirtbag... Listen. Laugh. Learn.

Battling slugs in the veggie garden

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The Dirtbag
Air date: 
Wed, 05/13/2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Host Glen Andresen discusses a dozen methods (mimimum!) of slug control
Host Glen Andresen discusses that No. 1 pest in the vegetable garden, slugs, and ways to keep them in check.

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

The Dirtbag... Listen. Laugh. Learn.

Portland Ecofilm Festival, Pawpaws, composting, hardening off veggie starts

Program: 
The Dirtbag
Air date: 
Wed, 04/08/2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Dawn Smallman, curator of the Portland Ecofilm Festival, talks about the gardening-related films
Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert welcome back Dawn Smallman, curator of the 2015 Portland Ecofilm Festival, to talk about the festival and specifically some of the more gardening-related films. And you know what that means? Yes, ticket giveaways! Listen for multiple Garden Stumper questions and call in with the correct answer to win tickets. We'll also be talking compost and composting and the importance of hardening off your veggie starts.

As always, we'll answer your gardening questions, have a new Plant of the Month (Pawpaws), several new Garden Stumpers, and what's going on in the honey bee hive this month.

The Dirtbag... Listen. Laugh. Learn.

Pollinizers and pollinators--there's a difference!

Program: 
The Dirtbag
Air date: 
Wed, 03/11/2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Do your fruit trees have what it takes to get good fruit production--the right pollen?
Ah, the month of March, on nicer days, the fruit trees are filled with scented blossoms and…insects, doing what they do, collecting and distributing pollen. But is it the "right" pollen? Your fruit production depends on it being right. This month, host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert discuss pollinizers--the plants that supply the pollen to your fruit trees and bushes. Sometimes it is the same flower or tree, but more often it has to be another tree and variety. Do you have what it takes?

As always, we'll answer your gardening questions, have a new Plant of the Month (Gravenstein apple), a new Garden Stumper, and what's going on in the honey bee hive this month.

The Dirtbag... Listen. Laugh. Learn.

Seeds: finding, ordering, starting, transplanting

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The Dirtbag
Air date: 
Wed, 02/11/2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert talk seeds, seed starting, and planting bareroot trees.
It's February, the month a gardener's thoughts turn to…seeds and seed catalogs. Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert talk seeds, seed starting, and planting bareroot trees. It's too early to plant most seeds and transplant seedlings, but time to get started on planning.

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

The Dirtbag... Listen. Laugh. Learn.

Pruning dormant fruits

Program: 
The Dirtbag
Air date: 
Wed, 01/14/2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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It's cold and damp and January...and time to be pruning fruits, especially grapes and kiwis
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It's cold, damp, and January. Plants are dormant. That means it's pruning time for many fruits. Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert will discuss the whens and hows of dormant pruning of grapes, kiwis, cane berries, fruit trees, and whatever else. Plus, can we dig around in the soil now? We know.

As always, we'll answer your gardening questions, have a new Plant of the Month (flowering quince), a new Garden Stumper, and what's going on in the honey bee hive this month.

The Dirtbag... Listen. Laugh. Learn.

3rd annual beekeeping edition on The Dirtbag

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The Dirtbag
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Wed, 12/10/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Ever thought of keeping bees? Tune in to learn about first steps and other oppourtunies to keep bees
It's the 3rd annual beekeeping edition on The Dirtbag! And why not, as December is an excellent time for edible gardeners to think about, plan for, then order seeds or fruiting plants for the  garden…and this year, we urge you to consider the idea of planting a little something for the honey bees, too. Host--and beekeeper--Glen Andresen welcomes representatives of two area beekeeping associations, Tim Wessels from Portland Urban Beekeepers and Tom Chester from Portland Metro Beekeepers. Both will talk about getting started in beekeeping and events that each association is offering during the upcoming year. And even if you don't take up beekeeping, you can always help out by planting tasty pollen and nectar plants for honey bees.

Is your garden ready for cold weather?

Program: 
The Dirtbag
Air date: 
Wed, 11/12/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert offer tips on cold-proofing your tender fruits and veggies.
Is your garden ready for cold weather? Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert offer tips on cold-proofing your tender fruits and veggies. Also, suggestions on how to get your garden beds ready now for spring planting.

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

The Dirtbag... Listen. Laugh. Learn.

HOS All About Fruit Show; planting garlic; October in the honey bee hive

Program: 
The Dirtbag
Air date: 
Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Is the All About Fruit Show the largest fruit tasting event in North America? Plus planting garlic.
Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert try to convice you that the upcoming Home Orchard Society All About Fruit Show is THEE fruit tasting event in the Pac NW, if not North America! Plus Jim  will bring us up to speed on his latest fruit-finding trip--this time to Korea for persimmons. And, since this is the month, tips on planting easy-to-grow garlic.

As always, we'll answer your gardening questions, have a new Plant of the Month--call us with your favorite variety of apple, have a new Garden Stumper (sorry, no tickets this month), and let you know what's going on in the honey bee hive this month.

The Dirtbag... Listen. Laugh. Learn.

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Edible gardening in containers

program: 
The Dirtbag
program date: 
Wed, 06/09/2010

 

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 5th annual SEEDING OUR FUTURE GARDEN TOUR & ART SHOW benefiting The Foundation for Tigard Tualatin Schools is just around the corner and we need everyone's help to promote the event. Please visit our website at http://foundation4smartkids.org/art for all the details including a peek at this year's gardens, a list of artists and the schedule of performances and seminars. Below is some information and attached is the event flyer.

SEEDING OUR FUTURE GARDEN TOUR & ART SHOW

ART SHOW Friday, June 25, 2010, noon-8pm
Saturday, June 26, 2010, 9am to 3pm
GARDEN TOUR Saturday, June 26, 2010, 10am to 4pm

ART SHOW LOCATION: Fowler Middle School
10865 SW Walnut St.
Tigard, Oregon 97223.

GARDEN TOUR TICKETS: $20.00 each; Available at www.foundation4smartkids.org,
Al's Garden Center, Dennis' Seven Dees, Ferguson's Fragrant Nursery, Gardener's Choice, Hughes Water Gardens, McCann's Pharmacy, The Garden Corner, Tigard High School, Tualatin High School and the Foundation office.

GARDEN TOUR features eight wonderful, private gardens located in Tigard and Tualatin. Be dazzled by flowers,be tempted by edibles and delight in fragrance. Meander through a foliage-rich, yet pet-friendly garden. Marvelat a diminutive, plant-packed hillside garden. Replenish the spirit in a leafy retreat. Included in the tour is a garden designed by Paul Taylor of Paul Taylor, OCNP, Garden Design & Consultation which was featured last summer in The Oregonian's HGNW. Draw inspiration and knowledge from our garden hosts, tour volunteers, and Oregon State University Extension Master Gardener volunteers. Rain or shine. GARDEN TOUR TICKET REQUIRED.

GARDEN ART SHOW features one-of-a-kind, beautifully handcrafted garden or garden inspired art from selected Northwest artists. Art includes concrete-cast leaves, fused and blown glass, metal and stone sculptures, photography, birdhouses, mosaics, pottery, furniture and more. Cash, check, and credit card are accepted for art purchases. ART SHOW ADMISSION IS FREE.

FREE MUSICAL PERFORMANCES & GARDEN SEMINARS will be presented both Friday and Saturday during the Art Show at Fowler Middle School. An updated schedule of events is available on our website.

MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT will be provided by various student groups.

FRIDAY
2:00pm Shaelynn Dalton - Singer/songwriter
4:00pm Dave Klosterman & Carol Fredlund
6:00pm "Rockin with Style" - Mike Loveland, John Huber & Marilyn
Peterson - Guitarists/singers

SATURDAY
11:00am Delan and Deling Huang - Classical pianists
2:00pm Evan Vallejos - Guitarist/singer

GARDEN SEMINARS feature the OSU Extension Service Master Gardener 10-Minute UniversityT; and gardening expert and freelance garden writer Lisa Albert.

FRIDAY
3:00pm Lisa's 10 Best Tips for Attracting Wildlife
5:00pm Lisa's 10 Best Native Plants

SATURDAY
10:30am Caring for Roses
11:00am Planting in the Ground
11:30am Watering Tips
12:30pm Lisa's 10 Best Tips for Using Art in the Garden
1:30pm Container Planting
2:00pm Pruning Trees and Shrubs
2:30pm Gardening With Compost and Mulches

About our Garden Seminars:
10-Minute UniversityT offers essential information about gardening. Seasoned OSU Extension Service Master Gardeners teach these classes. Lisa Albert is a gardening expert and freelance garden writer. Lisa's Tualatin garden is a National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife HabitatT, has been published in Sunset Magazine and has been seen on KPTV Good Day Oregon. She is co-author of The Berry Botanic Garden: Gardening for Wildlife, native plant flashcards, a contributing writer for the Sunset Western Garden Book, 8th Edition, and author of many feature articles. Lisa is also an OSU Extension Master Gardener.

EVENT SPONSOR: THE TIMES 

 

Fruit pollination and more!

program: 
The Dirtbag
program date: 
Wed, 05/12/2010

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!
 

Cover crop in the way? What to do. Plus, favorite fruits!

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The Dirtbag
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Wed, 04/14/2010

 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

Learn about new classes offered thru Portland's "Urban Growth Bounty;" also, what's growing in the Ukraine

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The Dirtbag
program date: 
Wed, 01/13/2010

 Glen Andreson  talks to Steve Cohen of Portland's  Bureau of Planning and Sustainability about a classes being offered through Urban Growth Bounty.  Jim Gilbert talks about his travels to the Nakita Botanical Gardens in the Ukraine, and the olives, pineapple and almonds he found there. He and Glen also offer tips on gardening and growing.

Talk about Gardening

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The Dirtbag
program date: 
Tue, 07/07/2009

 Glen Andresen is joined by Jim Gilbert for an hour of talk about gardening.

How To's of Fertile Soil

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The Dirtbag
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Tue, 06/09/2009

 

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

Growing Fruit

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program: 
The Dirtbag
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Tue, 05/12/2009

Host Glen Andresen speaks with Jim Gilbert of One Green World Nursery and answers your questions about growing usual and unusual fruit.

  • Title: Growing Fruit
  • Length: 18:59 minutes (17.38 MB)
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Space Saving Ideas for Growing Veggies in the City

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The Dirtbag
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Tue, 04/07/2009

Host Glen Andresen discusses space-saving techniques for growing vegetables in the city. 

 

The Dirtbag 03/11/2009

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program: 
The Dirtbag
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Thu, 03/12/2009

Host Glen Andresen discusses the general topic of planting bare-root fruit trees.

Dealing with Cover Crops in the Spring

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The Dirtbag
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Sun, 02/08/2009

 Wondering what to do with your cover crops this spring? Host Glen Andresen discusses what he does. Also listeners' gardening questions.

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

 

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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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