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Airs at: Wed, 11/10/2021 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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Preparing for frost…and spring planting

Airs at: Wed, 10/13/2021 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Host Glen Andresen is joined by Jim Gilbert to talk about what you can do now, well before the first frost, to ensure your plants suvive. We also discuss what can be done now in anticipation of planting in the spring (yes, a half a year from now!). Plus Jim starts a series ... Read more

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Airs at: Fri, 10/01/2021 at 3:00am - 5:30am
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Cover crops, winter squash, and a plant-based diet

Airs at: Wed, 09/08/2021 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Host Glen Andresen is joined once again by Jim Gilbert to talk about cover crops and the benefits they provide…and all for just pennies. Plus an essay of sorts by Jim on the benefits of a plant-based diet to you and the planet (and your pocketbook). And it will soon be time... Read more

Peach, budding, harvesting veggies

Airs at: Wed, 08/11/2021 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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It's August…and that means peaches because August is National peach month! Host Glen Andresen is joined by Jim Gilbert to talk about Jim's peach trials, varieties to grow here, and summer budding (or bud grafting) of fruit trees. Plus, don't let certain veggies get too big!... Read more

The Big Scorch, summer pruning, watering during a drought

Airs at: Wed, 07/14/2021 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Host Glen Andresen is joined by Jim Gilbert to talk about, what else, the aftermath of the "Big Scorch," and what to do now. Plus tips on summer pruning of fruit trees, what we're harvesting, and watering options during a drought. As always, we'll have a new Plant of the M... Read more

Blueberries, fencing, and weather-related diseases

Airs at: Wed, 06/09/2021 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Host Glen Andresen is joined by Jim Gilbert to talk about bagging apples (huh?), plant diseases exacerbated by weather conditions, and ideas about fencing out deer, rabbits and squirrels. As always, we'll have a new Plant of the Month (blueberries). And, a reminder, the Ga... Read more

Planting onions, dividing rhubarb, weeding around fruit trees

Airs at: Wed, 04/14/2021 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Host Glen Andresen is joined by Jim Gilbert to talk about dividing rhubarb, planting bareroot and container plants, transplanting onions, the importance of weeding…and believe it or not, hand pollination!  As always, we'll have a new Plant of the Month (rhubarb…and "The One... Read more

Is it worth growing apricots now? Short answer: NO!

Airs at: Wed, 03/10/2021 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Host Glen Andresen is joined by Jim Gilbert to talk about, what else, the February weather, and what it did and didn't do to our gardens. Plus, Glen's method for planting peas in colder weather, Jim's advice on planting bare root trees, and timing for using organic slug bai... Read more

Growing citrus, pruning kiwis and grapes, where to get rootstock

Airs at: Wed, 02/10/2021 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Hey Dirtbag listeners! We recorded this show in January, for the January 13, 2021 show. But due to unforeseen circumstances, it wasn't aired in January, so we are airing it this month! Meanwhile, stay warm...and protect whatever plants you need to and can protect. Host Gle... Read more

The Ghost of Hollywood on 01/22/21

Airs at: Fri, 01/22/2021 at 3:00am - 5:30am
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