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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.

The Dirtbag. Listen. Laugh. Learn.

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.

The Dirtbag on 10/13/10

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Wed, 10/13/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Mystery host? Paw paws. And it's time to plant cover crops and garlic.

Will host Glen Andresen be through with his jury duty trial by The Dirtbag show time? Will deliberations mean that Andrew Geller will be sitting in for Glen? In either event, Jim Gilbert from One Green World will be on hand to talk about his recent travels to the midwest where he attended events concerning paw paws and American persimmons. And either Glen or Andrew and Jim will talk about planting common and uncommon cover crops. Plus it's time to plant garlic.

 

All this along with your chance to pick up some great plants from One Green World as thank you gifts when you renew or start your KBOO membership during the show.

The Dirtbag on 09/08/10

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Wed, 09/08/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Trapping the new fruit fly pest and What are the bees telling us?"

Host Glen Andresen and permanent guest Jim Gilbert are joined in the studio by Emmy Pagett and film director Taggart Siegel ("The Real Dirt on Farmer John"). In the first segment, Emmy will talk about her summer's work trapping the new fruit fly pest, the Spotted Wing Drosophila.

In the second segment, Taggart, along with producer Jon Betz and beekeeper Jacqueline Freeman (who is in the film) will talk about Taggart's new film on honey bees, "Queen of the Sun: What are the bees telling us?" This new film will have it's national premiere on September 17th right here in Portland at the historic Hollywood Theatre. (www.queenofthesun.com)

Plus a dandy new Garden Stumper quiz!

The Dirtbag on 08/11/10

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Wed, 08/11/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Rose Marie Nichols joins The Dirtbag to talk about being in the seed business.

Host Glen Andresen and Jim Gilbert of One Green World welcome Rose Marie Nichols from Nichols Garden Nursery to talk about being in the seed business. And since Rose Marie is the co-author of the book Bountiful Container, we'll followup on our June Dirtbag show on container gardening and ask for her expert advice! (No Garden Stumper or listener questions this month as the show was taped ahead of time.)

The Dirtbag on 07/14/10

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Wed, 07/14/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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CCC horticulture instructor Bruce Nelson talks about rainwater collection systems.

Host Glen Andresen and Jim Gilbert of One Green World welcome Clackamas Community College horticultual instructor Bruce Nelson to talk about rainwater harvesting and two upcoming rainwater collecting workshops at Clackamas Community College on August 30 and September 1. 

 

Garden Stumper Quiz answer: Portland averages less than 1 inch of rainfall for each July and August.

The Dirtbag on 06/09/10

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Wed, 06/09/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Garden writer Lisa Albert discusses growing edible plants in containers.

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:

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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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