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The Dirtbag on 06/12/13

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Wed, 06/12/2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Garden irrigation methods; tasks for the June garden; what's happening in the honey bee hive

Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert talk garden irrigation: methods, types, water amounts, costs and more. Plus tasks at hand in the June garden.

As always, a new Plant of the Month (honeyberries); a new Garden Stumper quiz (with actual prizes this month--tickets to 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 05/08/13

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Wed, 05/08/2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Portland Fruit Tree Project director Katy Kolker; May veggie gardening; honey bee happenings

Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert welcome Portland Fruit Tree Project Executive Director Katy Kolker to talk about the project's harvest program, community orchards, and other community building opportunities.

May is the month the veggie gardening really ramps up, and with this weather we've had, it's time to get going!

As usual, there will be a new Garden Stumper quiz; the Plant of the Month--zucchini; 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 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.

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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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