The Dirtbag

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Airs at: Wed, 12/14/2022 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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Using Leaves and Dividing Rhubarb

Airs at: Wed, 11/09/2022 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert are back on tape this month, having recorded the show live the preceding week. November is the season of leaves and we offer compelling reasons why you should go get them; afterall, they are free and chock full of nutrients. We also ... Read more

Taking care of your soil in winter

Airs at: Wed, 10/12/2022 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert are back in the studio for another live show. With this summer weather in October, it's hard to think about taking care of your soil during the upcoming wetter and colder months, but the task still must be done. We discuss some of th... Read more

Cover crops--time to plant. Plus storing winter squash, pears, apples, and other produce.

Airs at: Wed, 09/14/2022 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert are back in the studio for a live show! It's time to harvest pears and apples and soon, winter squash. We offer tips for conditons to enhance long-term storage. Plus, Jim talks up Cornelian cherries, which are ripening now. September... Read more

Harvesting figs, pears, and apples; plus curing and storing onions

Airs at: Wed, 08/10/2022 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert present a live recording of The Dirtbag this month. (In August, Glen will be at the Scandinavian Festival in Junction City running his Swedish Pancake booth for the 43rd year--but this year is the last! Time for him to get a life...)... Read more

Slug control, strawberries, and protecting apples

Airs at: Wed, 07/13/2022 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Alas, we weren't able to have a live show last month, but we will this month. We will cover what we would have for June, and have new information for this month. Here's the description from last month: Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert discuss ways to protect your ap... Read more

Slug control, strawberries, and protecting apples

Airs at: Wed, 06/08/2022 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert discuss ways to protect your apples from coddling moth larvae and apple maggot damage (i.e. worms). Plus, all this rain has brought on a bumper crop of…slugs, and we talk about the many ways gardeners use to control them, and some ev... Read more

Too much water might mean more problems in the garden. Plus plants we regret planting.

Airs at: Wed, 05/11/2022 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert welcome you to the first live Dirtbag show in more than two years! Call us, we've missed you. We will discuss some potential problems that may be lurking in the garden as a result of all the rain. Plus an update on the heritage apric... Read more

Fruits from Ukraine, mycorrhizal fungus, planting bare root and potted plants

Airs at: Wed, 04/13/2022 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert devote the first segment to the fruits that Jim "discovered" in Ukraine and brought back to Oregon to breed and propogate. Plus the difference in planting onion seeds vs. onion sets (or bulbs) and in bare root planting vs. potted pla... Read more

Pruning peaches, listener questions, Jim's trips to Ukraine

Airs at: Wed, 03/09/2022 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert offer up tips on pruning peaches and nectarines because March is the perfect time. Plus is it time to plant? Well, kinda. And we answer listener questions. Finally, Jim offers some recollections on his many trips to Ukraine, which be... Read more

A primer on pruning kiwis and grapes

Airs at: Wed, 02/09/2022 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert compare and contrast the similarities and differences in pruning kiwis and grape vines (hint: there are more similarities than differences). Plus, what's going on in our garden (Glen) and farm (Jim), an appreciation of possibly the e... Read more