The Dirtbag

KBOO response to COVID19

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Airs at: Wed, 04/08/2020 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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Build your own fruit tree at HOS FPF; Favas for eating and the garden

Airs at: Wed, 03/11/2020 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Host Glen Andresen is joined by Jim Gilbert to discuss the Home Orchard Society's Fruit Propagation Fair, where you can learn to build your own fruit tree. Plus it's planting time, both inside and out (well, not so much out, yet). As always, we'll have a new Plant of the M... Read more

It's grafting and seed starting time

Airs at: Wed, 02/12/2020 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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It's February, which means it's fruit tree grafting (and pruning) time and the beginning of seed starting time. We'll give you our best tips on what to do for success at each. And it's waaaay to early to be planting most veggies outside, but some can go out now. Which when?... Read more

Buds breaking are a sure sign spring is coming

Airs at: Wed, 01/08/2020 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert know it's January - but there are sure signs of spring. We'll talk about what buds are about to break this month. Plus, time to order seeds, prune fruit trees, and collect scion wood and procure rootstock. What's scion wood and roots... Read more

Fruitcake, quince, and a not-so-tidy garden

Airs at: Wed, 12/11/2019 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert talk up fruitcakes.  You see, we love 'em! Tune in to find out why. Also, we don't think soil needs to "sleep" during the winter...or anytime, for that matter. Plus, why it's a good idea to not necessarily do a complete garden clean-... Read more

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