The Dirtbag

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Airs at: Wed, 07/10/2019 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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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

Fruit tree care and veggie garden planning

Airs at: Wed, 01/09/2019 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Host Glen Andresen welcomes back Jim Gilbert to talk about, what else, fruit trees: staking, pruning, fertilizing, and planting. Also, 'tis the season to prune grapes and kiwis.  Plus, it's time to begin planning the veggie garden, and that means ordering seeds and then sta... Read more

City Berry Farm in Cully, growing citrus, preparing the site for a garden

Airs at: Wed, 12/12/2018 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Host Glen Andresen welcomes fellow Master Gardener Trish Brazil to talk about the creation of City Berry Farm, a fantastically dense garden of edible fruits and vegetables, right in the heart of the Cully neighborhood in NE Portland. Trish bought the 2/3-acre lot and house ... Read more

Cold weather, fall cleanup, dormancy

Airs at: Wed, 11/14/2018 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Cold weather is surely on the way, and, in addition to not calling you Shirley, we need to take precautions in our gardens. Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert will walk you through ways to protect your tenderer plants. Plus, what to do with that bumper crop of persimm... Read more

Cover crops, persimmons worldwide, fruit tasting

Airs at: Wed, 10/10/2018 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Even if you haven't planted cover crops and don't plan to, there are many other ways to protect and improve your garden beds and soil. Combined, host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert Jim Gilbert have gone through more than 130 winters, the vast majority of them as garden... Read more

Harvest pears, pruning stone fruits, cover crops

Airs at: Wed, 09/12/2018 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert Jim Gilbert discuss harvesting pears, sea berries…and believe it or not, pruning cherries, plums and other stone fruits now. Plus, it's time to think about (and actually planting) leguminous cover crops. And, what's happening on the ... Read more