You Bet Your Garden An hour of "chemical-free horticultural hijinks," You Bet Your Garden is a weekly, nationally syndicated Public Radio show airing out of WHYY-FM in Philadelphia that offers fiercely organic advice to gardeners far and wide.
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An hour of "chemical-free horticultural hijinks," You Bet Your Garden is a weekly, nationally syndicated Public Radio show airing out of WHYY-FM in Philadelphia that offers fiercely organic advice to gardeners far and wide.More from You Bet Your Garden »

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Summer Special #4

The only way to beat poison ivy; the beneficial insects in your backyard; the wasp without which you could not get figs and the most important fall pruning advice you'll ever hear. On this week's You Bet Your Garden, host Mike McGrath talks good bugs, bad ivy and much more.

The Right Time to Grow a Weed-Proof Lawn

Sowing seed at the wrong time of year may be the biggest cause of weedy lawns. Mike McGrath will reveal that the timing is now right to correct past mistakes and establish a truly weed-proof turf. Plus: answers to all your growing questions.

Summer Special #3

Protecting birds from window collisions; keeping our little bats healthy; helping chickens thrive in your backyard; and how a little aqua can gain you an abundance of amphibians. On this week's You Bet Your Garden, we'll talk flying birds, backyard chickens beautiful bats, and tremendous toads!

All About Fireflies

Are you seeing fewer fireflies each season? On this week's You Bet Your Garden, we'll devote the entire hour to the fascinating creatures we call fireflies and lightning bugs – and what you can do to help them shed more light on your summer nights.

You Bet Your Garden Summer Special #2

Plants under glass, mushroom hunting, permaculture, and copper plugs. On this week's You Bet Your Garden, host Mike McGrath talks terrariums, 'shrooming, piling stuff up on top of old wood and much more in a series of our favorite interviews.

You Bet Your Garden Summer Special #1

Radioactive roses; peerless pollinators; the famed "Banana of the North;" and puckering persimmons. On the next You Bet Your Garden, we gather some of our favorite interviews to cool down your summer with a wilder blend of topics than the ingredients in a Singapore Sling!

The Wild Strawberry That Isn't a Weed!

Most people think the phrase "wild strawberry" only refers to a vining plant that invades your lawn with tasteless fruits. On the next You Bet Your Garden, host Mike McGrath will introduce you to a wild strawberry that's worth the eating. Plus: Billy Penn plans for the greening, and your fabulous phone calls!

Controlling Slugs and Using Grass Clippings Wisely

'Tis the season for slugs to do their ravenous damage to your plants overnight. On this week's You Bet Your Garden, host Mike McGrath gives the lowdown on suppressing those often-unseen slimers. Plus: the only proper place for your grass clippings; and your fabulous phone calls!

The Wonderful World of Melons

You say cantaloupe; I say muskmelon. On this week's You Bet Your Garden, host Mike McGrath discusses that mis-naming of tropical melons and what it takes to grow these tasty treats of summer. Plus: the plant science in your backyard; and the answers to all your growing questions.

Full of Bees? Must be Swarming Time!

How would you react to having a tree filled with bees? On the latest episode of You Bet Your Garden, host Mike McGrath discusses the crazy sights you can see during swarming season. Plus: how soil is going to save us all, and your fabulous phone calls!

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