Archive for 2017
Mosquito identification and eradication March 24
The Zika virus has people worried sick, and it seems that gardeners may be among the most at risk. Mike McGrath devotes the entire hour of this week's show to mosquito identification and non-toxic methods of eradication.
Beat the Beetles March 17
Flea beetles are the bane of eggplant growers! On this week's You Bet Your Garden, host Mike McGrath discusses how to use clay to turn them away. Plus: what potential harm can a warm winter do to our poor plants? And your fabulous phone calls!
Weeds in the Walkway March 10
Brick walkways are great--if you're a weed looking for a place to live! On this week's You Bet Your Garden, host Mike McGrath will reveal how to turn this problem into an opportunity. Plus an inside look at this year's Philadelphia Flower Show.
Growing unruly forsythia March 3
What’s the deal when forsythia starts growing sideways? On this week’s You Bet Your Garden, host Mike McGrath will discuss the layering aspect of this abundant Spring bloomer; and reveal how its extra sugars can cut your Japanese beetle problems in half!
How to beat a late frost February 24
Do you fear losing your fruits to a late freeze? On this week’s You Bet Your Garden, host Mike McGrath will reveal the fruits that are the most frost-free. Plus everything you need to know about drip irrigation and your fabulous phone calls.
How to choose a greenhouse February 17
What can you really expect a greenhouse to do for you? On this week’s You Bet Your Garden, host Mike McGrath will explain how the best ones can give you a happy harvest, while the cheap ones will just stress you out.
The real meaning of your Valentine’s Day bouquet February 10
What hidden message can a Valentine's Day bouquet convey? Mike McGrath, host of You Bet Your Garden will demystify the secretive "Language of Flowers." Plus — Mike talks with author Andrew Moore about Paw Paw trees; and your fabulous phone calls!
Can you plant something new where another plant perished? February 3
Is it safe to plant something new in the same spot a previous plant perished? On this week’s You Bet Your Garden we’ll say yes! And no and maybe … plus your fabulous phone calls.
Are opossums dangerous or nature’s helpers? January 27
Is there anything weirder than America’s native marsupial? Mike McGrath, host of You Bet Your Garden, will discuss whether danger or benefit lurks behind the beady eyes of opossums! Plus: Mike speaks with Howard Garrett, AKA The Dirt Doctor, about fighting fire ants with a plant you would never suspect.
The Joys of Sweet Corn January 20
One of the true joys of summer is home grown sweet corn. On this week’s You Bet Your Garden, host Mike McGrath will reveal how you can extend that happy harvest by at least six weeks! Plus your fabulous phone calls!
Growing supermarket herbs is harder than it looks! January 13
Have you ever tried to grow those tempting super market herbs that still have their roots attached? On this week’s You Bet Your Garden, host Mike McGrath will reveal why the task seems so hard—and suggest a better way to get herbal indoors. Plus your fabulous phone calls!
Ringing in the New Year with some of our best interviews January 6
Are you imperiled by poison ivy? Sucked dry by mosquitoes? On this very special edition of You Bet Your Garden, host Mike McGrath, will help negate these nasty nuisances—and reveal the best small fruits to grow, build a rain garden and more!