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The Dirtbag on 08/10/11

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Wed, 08/10/2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Host Glen Andresen and Jim Gilbert talk blackberries, summer pruning and cover crops.

Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert talk what's going on in the veggie garden and fruit orchard. This month's Plant of the Month is blackberries. Plus a discussion of summer pruning of fruit trees and types and benefits of cover crops. And, as usual, a new Garden Stumper quiz. (Show was pre-taped.)

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The Dirtbag on 07/13/11

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Wed, 07/13/2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Glen and Jim talk berries and watering techniques.

Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert talk berries! How do you know they're ripe, because they don't ripen once they've been picked? Jim knows...and he also knows--and will talk--about some unusual berries that grow and thrive here, including honeyberries, gooseberries, and goumi. And right in line with that is our plant of the month, currants.

And what's going on in the veggies garden? It's been rather dry so Glen leads a discussion of watering types, methods, and techniques. Plus a new Garden Stumper quiz and answers to your gardening questions.

The Dirtbag. Listen. Laugh. Learn.

The Dirtbag on 06/08/11

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Wed, 06/08/2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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June gardening tasks; bagging apples; plant of the month: strawberries

Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert discuss tasks in the June vegetable and fruit garden. Believe it or not, it's time to be planning and planting for the fall and winter garden. It's also time to be getting bags on your apples before the codling moth mating season begins. Plant of the month: strawberries. Plus, as usual, a new Garden Stumper quiz and answers to your gardening questions.

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The Dirtbag on 05/11/11

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Wed, 05/11/2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Glen and Jim talk veggies and fruits. Plus Taggart Siegel.

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, director Taggart Siegel returns to 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.

The Dirtbag on 04/13/11

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Wed, 04/13/2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Matthew Shepherd talks pollinators. Plant of the month: figs.

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.

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The Dirtbag on 03/09/11

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Wed, 03/09/2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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A new segment: plant of the month. This time, kiwis. Plus time to start some veggies.

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.

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The Dirtbag on 02/09/11

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Wed, 02/09/2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Will Newman gives us the dirt on soil. Plus planting fruit trees and shrubs.

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.

The Dirtbag on 01/12/11

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Wed, 01/12/2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Fruit from Russia, garden catalogs, plus 2011 Urban Growth Bounty classes.

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 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Master Gardener program w/ Weston Miller, and Harriet Fasenfest on cooking w/ winter produce

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.

The Dirtbag on 11/10/10

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Wed, 11/10/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Fall and winter fruit tree care, plus 38 ways to love your leaves

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.

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Edible gardening in containers

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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!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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