You Bet Your Garden

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The popular radio show, “You Bet Your Garden®” touted as an hour of "chemical-free horticultural hijinks," is a weekly, nationally syndicated broadcast hosted by Mike McGrath, that will now be produced in the studios of PBS39 in Bethlehem, PA. This weekly call-in program offers ‘fiercely organic’ advice to gardeners far and wide.

Garden Guru, public radio host and former Organic Gardening Editor-in-Chief Mike McGrath tackles your toughest garden, lawn, and pest problems every week.

The popular radio show, “You Bet Your Garden®” touted as an hour of "chemical-free horticultural hijinks," is a weekly, nationally syndicated broadcast hosted by Mike McGrath, that will now be produced in the studios of PBS39 in Bethlehem, PA. This weekly call-in program offers ‘fiercely organic’ advice to gardeners far and wide.


39 Pieces

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On this episode of You Bet Your Garden, Mike McGrath explains why now is NOT the time to cut back overgrown plants, despite the fact that your cli...

  • Added: Oct 08, 2019
  • Length: 54:59
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On this episode of You Bet Your Garden, our host Mike McGrath tells us all about garlic: what to plant, how to plant it, how to harvest and what to...

  • Added: Oct 02, 2019
  • Length: 54:59
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We take a fresh look! On this episode of You Bet Your Garden, Mike McGrath tells us why ivy growing up a tree may or may not be a reason insurance...

  • Added: Sep 25, 2019
  • Length: 54:59
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On this episode of YBYG, host Mike McGrath helps us name that pest and tell us what to do if Sawflies are wilting down your willow trees. Plus, we ...

  • Added: Sep 18, 2019
  • Length: 54:59
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Deer need to eat 6-10 pounds of greenery a day, but what plants can you grow in your garden that aren’t on their list of top options? On today’s ep...

  • Added: Sep 11, 2019
  • Length: 54:59
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On this episode of YBYG, our host Mike McGrath breaks down the difference between spring-time, non-stinging, native bees & late summer, aggressive ...

  • Added: Sep 04, 2019
  • Length: 54:59
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Many gardeners who live in cold climate dream about growing plants in greenhouses. On this episode of You Bet Your Garden, our host Mike McGrath te...

  • Added: Aug 28, 2019
  • Length: 54:59
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On this episode of You Bet Your Garden, host Mike McGrath reveals several ways you can try and stop those “long-tailed servants of Satan” before t...

  • Added: Aug 21, 2019
  • Length: 54:59
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On this episode of YBYG, our host Mike McGrath reveals why peppers are perhaps the only “plants of summer” that will accept such tender mercies thi...

  • Added: Aug 14, 2019
  • Length: 54:59
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On this episode of You Bet Your Garden, host Mike McGrath tells us if service berry deserves tough love if its been growing in a nursery bed for a ...

  • Added: Aug 06, 2019
  • Length: 54:59
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Should you EVER Grind down the roots of a tree to improve the lawn around it?!? Mike GRINDS into this topic on the Question of the Week!! And your...

  • Added: Jul 31, 2019
  • Length: 54:59
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The shade loving Hosta plant was the hot topic in a recent show, but we’re changing our tune. Instead of learning how to eradicate the plant, host ...

  • Added: Jul 23, 2019
  • Length: 54:59
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Mike McGrath dives into POND SCUM for the question of the week and what it can do to benefit your Garden!! And of course, your FABULOUS Phone Cal...

  • Added: Jul 16, 2019
  • Length: 54:59
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Mike McGrath talks to Special Guest author Summer Rain Oaks, "Plant-fluencer"!! And as always, YOUR FABULOUS Phone Calls!!

  • Added: Jul 10, 2019
  • Length: 54:59
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On the Question of the Week, Mike McGrath answers how to SAVE YOUR SEEDS!! And a fresh look at your FABULOUS Phone Calls!

  • Added: Jun 29, 2019
  • Length: 54:59
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On this episode of You Bet Your Garden, Mike McGrath reveals what is in your package of Preen, why its banned for use in the European Union. And th...

  • Added: Jun 25, 2019
  • Length: 54:59
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Bulk compost is more available than ever, but there is an alarming new trend in how some of them are composed. On this episode of You Bet Your Gard...

  • Added: Jun 18, 2019
  • Length: 54:59
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This week Mike McGrath interviews Lorraine Ballato, Author of "Success With Hydrangeas: A Gardener's Guide"!! And as always, guides your fabulous ...

  • Added: Jun 11, 2019
  • Length: 54:59
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Mike McGrath warns against handling plants when wet in the Question of the Week!! And as always, your warning Phone Calls!!

  • Added: Jun 04, 2019
  • Length: 54:59
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"What CAN you do with a Greenhouse during the Summer?" Mike McGrath finds out the answer on The Question of the Week!! And finds answers to your ...

  • Added: May 28, 2019
  • Length: 54:59