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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

Program: 
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
Air date: 
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
Air date: 
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
Short Description: 
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

Program: 
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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Program: 
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
Air date: 
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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Prune those Grapes and Blueberries NOW!!!

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program: 
The Dirtbag
program date: 
Sun, 02/10/2008

Host Glen Andresen talks about simple directions for pruning grapes and blueberries. Now's the time, folks! Better hop to it before too much spring growth starts happening!

Even More FREE or Cheap Gardening Supplies

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program: 
The Dirtbag
program date: 
Sun, 01/13/2008

Host Glen Andreson continues last month's theme of gardening on the cheap. Find even more sources of FREE or very cheap gardening supplies, especially small perennial fruits, fruit trees, compost materials, mulches, and fertilizers.

Cheap or Free Garden Supplies

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program: 
The Dirtbag
program date: 
Sun, 12/09/2007

Host Glen Andresen invites your calls and contributions for the topic "Gardening for next to nothing - sources for free or cheap gardening supplies."

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

 

Comments

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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