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Airs at: Wed, 05/09/2018 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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Soil dilemma: To till or not to till

Airs at: Wed, 04/11/2018 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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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.  Plus, what to do with your cover crop now that it's time to plant. ... 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

Soil tests, pH, and a new conservancy in town

Airs at: Wed, 12/13/2017 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert discuss some non-gardening tasks, including soil tests and dormant sprays. We'll also talk to Franki Baccellieri about the Home Orchard Society's latest big project, the Temperate Orchard Conservancy. Plus, Jim will  give us a report... Read more

Leaves, mulching, cold protection, nutrients

Airs at: Wed, 11/08/2017 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert discuss, what else, leaves! Listen in to learn a nifty nmenonic device to remember what nutrients plants need and what leaves have to offer. Plus, Jim will  give us a report on what's happening on the farm…and a tasty quince recipe! ... Read more

Chippers, pineapple guava, fruit tasting

Airs at: Wed, 10/11/2017 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert discuss composting…and the merits of chipper/shredders for home gardeners. Plus, Jim has been on the road tasting new (and old, no doubt) varieties of jujubes and pineapple guava--he'll give us a report on that and what's happening o... Read more

Fall tasks: Cover crops, harvesting/storing, planting

Airs at: Wed, 09/13/2017 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert return after a month off to talk about cover crops, harvesting and storing squash (and other veggies and fruits), planting in the fall…and the Home Orchard Society's upcoming All About Fruit Show (October 21 and 22). As always, we'l... Read more

Portland Fruit Tree Project and a Master Gardner Answers Your Questions about Fall Gardening

Airs at: Wed, 08/09/2017 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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  Gene Bradley fills in as host today 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 Extension Service Horticulturalist, who will ... Read more

Garden tasks during the dry season

Airs at: Wed, 07/12/2017 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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It's the dry season in western Oregon and host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert discuss ways to conserve soil moisture. We'll aslo pick up from last month and talk about summer pruning and grafting of fruit trees. Plus, a discussion about "why isn't my plant growing?" A... Read more