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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.

The Dirtbag on 06/13/12

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Wed, 06/13/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Guest Steve Cohen talks about the updated Portland code dealing with farming and food distribution

Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert welcome (back) Steven Cohen, who manages food policy and programs for the city of Portland's Bureau of Planning and Sustainability. He will talk about the recently updated city code that deals with farming and food distribution within Portland city limits. If you have questions about what and where you can grow things (like in the parking strip), and how many (like chickens), give a listen and then call in.

Our Plant (or plants, this time) of the Month are gooseberries and currants.

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.

The Dirtbag on 05/09/12

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Wed, 05/09/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Vertical gardening. Plant of the Month: cucumbers. Honey bee topic this month: swarming.

It's May, and that means it's prime planting time. Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert tackle the topic of planting and growing vegetables vertically. Plant of the Month is cucumbers. And in the What's Happening in the Honey Bee Hive this month, the topic is swarming!

As usual, there will be a new Garden Stumper quiz and answers to your garden questions.

The Dirtbag. Listen. Laugh. Learn.

The Dirtbag on 04/11/12

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Wed, 04/11/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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The weather is warming, but is it time to plant? Plant of the month: plums.

Join host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert. We can finally start getting serious about planting all sorts of veggies and fruits. But how do you know when it's time to plant what? Are the books and pundits right? Listen in for the cold--and warm--truth. The Plant of the Month is plums, both European and Japanese varieties, so tune in to find out the difference and get our picks.

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.

The Dirtbag. Listen. Laugh. Learn.

The Dirtbag on 03/14/12

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Wed, 03/14/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Guest Jerry Shroyer talks fruit tree grafting and host Glen Andresen talks composting.

It's time for grafting fruit trees, and veteran fruit tree grafter Jerry Shroyer with the Home Orchard Society will join host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert to talk about the big Fruit Propagation Fair that is scheduled to take place this Saturday, March 17 at the Clackamas County Fairgrounds in Canby.

Plus, a discussion of how easy it is to start composting your yard debris and kitchen veggie and fruit trimmings.

As always, there will be 1) a new Garden Stumper quiz; 2) a new Plant of the Month: PEAS; 3) What's going on in the honey bee hive this month, and 4) answers  to your gardening and composting questions.

The Dirtbag. Listen. Laugh. Learn.

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The Urban Growth Bounty: Gardening in the City

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Sun, 01/11/2009

 Host Glen Andresen welcomes Steve Cohen from the Portland Multnomah Food Policy Council, to talk about Urban Growth Bounty, a series of late winter and spring gardening classes presented by the City of Portland's Office of Sustainable Development.

 

Rain Gardens and Storm Water Management

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Mon, 12/08/2008

 Host Glen Andresen welcomes Candace Stoughton, East Multnomah Soil and Conservation District rain garden specialist,  to discuss the possibility of using edible plants in a rain garden. Candace works on urban conservation issues with a current focus on sustainable stormwater management. She has expertise in low impact development methods that protect streams and rivers from urban stormwater runoff.

 When a landscape is covered in natural vegetation, most rainfall soaks into the ground. As we start adding roofs, driveways, sidewalks, and streets to the landscape, much of the rainfall can’t soak into the ground anymore.  This can create a lot of problems for people and for our streams.

 

Rain gardens hold stormwater runoff and allow it to soak into the ground naturally.  This  helps reduce the amount of pollution that gets into our streams.  It also maintains the natural hydrology so streams don’t go dry during dry spells.

Rain gardens are becoming “all the rage” because:

  1. Are an easy way for all of us to do our part to protect our streams and rivers.
  2. Are planted with beautiful, hardy, low-maintenance perennial plants.
  3. Provide food and shelter for birds, butterflies and beneficial insects.

Yes, you CAN plant edibles in your Rain Garden!  Listen in and find out how...

 

 

The DirtBag's November Gardening Tips

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Sun, 11/09/2008

 Host Glen Andresen gives helpful gardening tips for fall and winter.

 

Tasting Unusual Fruits at the Harvest Festival

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Sun, 09/07/2008

Ted Swensen from the Home Orchard Society joins host Glen Andresen to talk about unusual and unique fruit that is available for tasting at the Harvest Festival.

 

The Dirtbag: Expert Harriet Fasenfest on preserving foods.

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Sun, 08/10/2008

Host Glen Andreson and guest Harriet Fasenfest, of Portland Preserve, discuss extending the growing season in the kitchen through preserving foods.

 

Training Cane Berries

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Sun, 07/13/2008

Host Glen Andresen discusses the various techniques used to corral, train, and trellis raspberries, blackberries and other cane berries. Plus listeners' gardening questions.

Fruit Trees and Espaliering

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Mon, 06/09/2008

Host Glen Andresen talks about the practice known as "espalier," the pruning and training of fruit trees along flat trellises or walls.

DirtBag with Chip Bubl on seeds

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Sun, 05/11/2008

Glen Andresen sorts out the pros and cons of heirloom, hybrid and genetically modified vegetable seeds with Columbia County OSU Extension Agriculture Faculty member Chip Bubl.

The DirtBag on Beneficial Insects

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Sun, 04/13/2008

Host Glen Andresen discusses food for beneficial insects including pollen, nectar...and aphids!

Using Wood Chips in the Garden

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Sun, 03/09/2008

Host Glen Andresen busts myths about using wood chips in the garden.

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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