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.
Host Glen Andresen welcomes Candace Stoughton, East Multnomah Soil and Conservation Districtrain 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.
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!
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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, producer Jon Betz is on 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.