The Dirtbag

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Airs at: Wed, 09/12/2018 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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Portland Fruit Tree Project and a Master Gardner Answers Your Questions about Fall Gardening

Airs at: Wed, 08/08/2018 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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  On this encore presentation of The Dirg Bag Gene Bradley fills in as host for Glen Andresen, who is on break. Gene's guests will be Bob Hatton, program director of the Portland Fruit Tree Project, who will talk about their work in Portland, and Weston Miller, OSU Extens... Read more

Harvesting for peak flavor; hot weather gardening; pruning espaliered fruit trees

Airs at: Wed, 07/11/2018 at 11:00am - 12:15pm
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Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert Jim Gilbert discuss harvesting fruits and veggies at their peak flavor. And, are your plants ready for a week of HOT temps? Plus, it's time to prune those espaliered (and other) fruit trees. And Jim's been traveling again, this time ... Read more

The Dirtbag on 07/11/18

Airs at: Wed, 07/11/2018 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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The Dirtbag on 06/13/18

Airs at: Wed, 06/13/2018 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Early summer tasks in the edible garden

Airs at: Wed, 06/13/2018 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert Jim Gilbert discuss early summer tasks in the garden, including summer pruning, watering newly planted plants and during hot weather, and getting vegetables going for the fall and winter garden. As always, we'll answer your gardenin... Read more

The Dirtbag on 05/09/18

Airs at: Wed, 05/09/2018 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Soil dilemma: To till or not to till

Airs at: Wed, 04/11/2018 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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There's no biological reason to rototill your soil...so why do it? Host Glen Andresen welcomes back Will Newman to talk soil…and specifically to try to answer the question: To till or not to till (the vegetable beds). We'll also get an update on OSALT and its properties.  P... Read more

Pruning peaches, planting peas

Airs at: Wed, 03/14/2018 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert pruning peaches and nectarines now…and why that is prefered to pruning them when they are dormant. Plus, the Home Orchard Society's big spring event, the Fruit Propagation Fair is Sunday, March 18; we'll tell you what to expect.  And... Read more

Apricots, seed starting, "crazy" February weather

Airs at: Wed, 02/14/2018 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Host Glen Andresen welcomes Jim Gilbert back to the fold to talk about his ongoing project to find or breed a variety of apricot that does well AND produces fruit reliably west of the Cascades. Plus, what's with this crazy February weather? Well, it's perfectly normal. And ... Read more

Pruning, grafting, what to do with your cover crop

Airs at: Wed, 01/10/2018 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Host Glen Andresen finally gets to talk to Franki Baccellieri about the Temperate Orchard Conservancy. Plus, a discussion of what to prune now and what to prune later. And some ideas on what to do with your cover crop come spring. As always, we'll answer your gardening que... Read more