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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

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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

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The Dirtbag
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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

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The Dirtbag
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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

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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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The Dirtbag
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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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Program: 
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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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

program: 
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
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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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program: 
The Dirtbag
program date: 
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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The Dirtbag
program date: 
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)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

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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