You Bet Your Garden

You Bet Your Garden

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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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Prevent sap beetles from invading your garden

A little pest called the sap beetle is often found feeding on ripening fruits. Mike McGrath will reveal how you can prevent the problems that attract these and other 'opportunistic insects'. Plus your fabulous phone calls!

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Can you compost leaves from a tree with tar spot?

What do you get when you graft a dirt doctor to a fruiting spur? Mike McGrath will find out when Texas organic advocate Howard Garrett and The Prince of Pruning Dr. Lee Reich join him to talk about composting diseased plants.

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Can you grow your own mistletoe?

Can you grow your own holiday mistletoe? Mike McGrath will discuss how and where this popular parasite likes to grow and reveal how mistletoe may be environmentally beneficial. Plus answers to all your growing questions.

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Does a 'burning bush' really burn?

What can you do when your so-called "dwarf burning bush" gets taller than you are? Mike McGrath host of You Bet Your Garden will reveal what 'dwarf' really means in the plant world. Plus: The burning bush of the Bible, secrets of the Flower Show, and your fabulous phone calls!

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Mike's most valuable tips and tricks

Are you imperiled by poison ivy? Sucked dry by mosquitoes? Mike McGrath will help negate these nasty nuisances—and reveal the best small fruits to grow, build a rain garden and more!

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It's Our Annual Christmas Spectacular

Hoe, hoe, hoe! That's H O E, of course! Mike McGrath, host of You Bet Your Garden will guide you through our annual Christmas Spectacular, featuring festive interviews about holiday plants, the great Kenn Kweder; and the beautiful voices of Nalani and Sarina!

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How To Grow Rosemary in the Cold

Keeping rosemary alive furiously frustrates growers in cold climes. Mike McGrath, host of You Bet Your Garden, reveals how to grow a small tree in areas where ice storms are imminent. Plus answers to all your growing questions.

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Grow your own ornamental sweet potato vine

Can you grow your own ornamental sweet potato vines? Mike McGrath, host of You Bet Your Garden, will reveal how to start all versions of the plant that is neither regular potato nor 'yam'. Plus your fabulous phone calls!

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Don't let your tree get "jammed" up by this pest

Peach jelly is great for a snack, but not when its oozing out of your tree! Mike McGrath will discuss the pest that causes this not-so-peachy problem. Plus your fabulous phone calls!

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Create a Garden Under Glass

What could be more festive for the holidays than an indoor garden under glass? Mike McGrath will discuss the basics of crafting a terrarium with Maria Colletti, author of Terrariums: Gardens Under Glass. Plus: ants in your plants; and your fabulous phone calls!

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