The Dirtbag

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Airs at: Wed, 12/11/2019 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Every 2nd Wednesday of the month, from 11:00am to 12:00pm (noon).

Gardening

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How do we love leaves? And leaf mold? In many ways...and a lot!

Airs at: Wed, 11/13/2019 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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"How do I love leaves? Let me count the ways." Host Glen Andresen offers his apologies to Elizabeth Barrett Browning, but here at The Dirtbag, this is the season when we have leaves on our minds! Leaves  are cheap (OK, free), mostly easy to acquire, and are a valuable addit... Read more

Fruit tasting at Home Orchard Society event

Airs at: Wed, 10/09/2019 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Host Glen Andresen welcomes back Jim Gilbert, recently returned from another round-the-globe trip sluething tasty fruits that might be able to be grown successfully here--we'll get his report. Plus, the All About Fruit Show from Home Orchard Society is right around the corn... Read more

Composting and cover crops, plus storing squash

Airs at: Wed, 09/11/2019 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Host Glen Andresen welcomes back Farmer Ted (Snider) of Cully Farm Store to talk about composting and what to do with all those leaves coming your way. Plus, what to do in the garden this month, including planting cover crops, harvesting and storing winter squash, and getti... Read more

Listeners' gardening experiments

Airs at: Wed, 08/14/2019 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert welcome your calls to talk about a new technique or somethihng else new you tried in your garden this year. Maybe a new watering or growing method, an unusual plant, a new tool...or maybe even a new attitude towards gardening. Call u... Read more

Getting the most out of your garden

Airs at: Wed, 07/10/2019 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert talk about how to maximize the production (or is that yield?) in your home garden. Plus, Jim has just returned from a 'round-the-world trip and we'll get his report on the tasty fruits he researched. As always, we'll have a new Plan... Read more

Raspberries, figs, hot weather gardening

Airs at: Wed, 06/12/2019 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Oh boy, more hot weather! Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert talk about when, how, and how much watering to do during a heat blast. Plus Jim talks about his fig evaluation project and his upcoming trip around the world. And we discuss seed saving. As always, we'll ha... Read more

Watering the garden; and should we even try to grow apricots?

Airs at: Wed, 05/08/2019 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Host Glen Andresen welcomes back Jim Gilbert to talk about watering (or is that irrigation?), his apricot variety trial, and his recent trip to New Zealand. As always, we'll have a new Plant of the Month (strawberries); a new Garden Stumper; and define our Dirtbag Dictiona... Read more

How to sharpen your own tools; planting times

Airs at: Wed, 04/10/2019 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Host Glen Andresen welcomes back Farmer Ted (Snider) to talk about how to sharpen your garden tools at home, including what kind of sharpening implements are needed. And, if this April rain would ever let up for more than an hour, it's time to get serious about planting. Bu... Read more

Timing for planting; Jim's quest for more plants; using wood chips

Airs at: Wed, 03/13/2019 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Host Glen Andresen welcomes back world-traveler Jim Gilbert, who will report on his recent trip to China searching for tasty and appropriate plants to grow here. Also, when is too early to plant? When is it time to plant? When is is appropriate to stake a tree? As always, ... Read more

Farmer Ted talks seeds, veggies, tools

Airs at: Wed, 02/13/2019 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Host Glen Andresen welcomes Farmer Ted (Snider), the owner of Cully Farm Store, to talk about vegetable seeds, Willamette Valley seed companies, starting and growing veggies, and his mission to give old tools new life. We'll also offer tips on preparing a vegetable garden b... Read more