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The Dirtbag on 09/11/13

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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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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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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.

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!

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Prune those Grapes and Blueberries NOW!!!

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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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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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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

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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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