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Tired of getting stuck with thorns when picking blackberries? We've got a suggestion: Columbia Star thornless blackberry! It's somewhat similar to Marionberries but without the bloodletting. Plus, reasons for growing delicate, sweet figs.
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Every 2nd Wednesday of the month, from 11:00am to 12:00pm (noon).

Gardening

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New-ish thornless blackberry--Columbia Star

Airs at: Wed, 08/12/2020 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Host Glen Andresen is joined by Jim Gilbert for a live pre-recorded show, which, as always, is chalk full of gardening and plant news. We talk about growing figs, bud grafting, planting a summer cover crop, and how and when to harvest pears. We also offer homage to two rece... Read more

Where garden plants come from

Airs at: Wed, 07/08/2020 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Our first pre-recorded but live Dirtbag show since this virus thang got going...and it went pretty well we think. Join us. Host Glen Andresen is joined by Jim Gilbert, where we talk about where garden plants come from, watering during the dry season (though not necessarily ... Read more

The Dirtbag on 06/10/20

Airs at: Wed, 06/10/2020 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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The Dirtbag on 05/13/20

Airs at: Wed, 05/13/2020 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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The Dirtbag on 04/08/20

Airs at: Wed, 04/08/2020 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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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