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 »

Most Recent Episodes

The weird weed known as horse nettle

It looks like a yellow cherry tomato, but it's a poisonous plant. On You Bet Your Garden, host Mike McGrath discusses the weird weed known as horse nettle. Plus a garden retreat that helps our veterans heal and your fabulous phone calls!

Learn more about the dreaded squash vine borer

If your squash and zucchini plants are wilting, blame a pest, not the heat. Mike McGrath, host of You Bet Your Garden, will have an update on that unseen garden foe, the squash vine borer. Plus answers to all your growing questions.

Learn when to pick juicy tomatoes this summer

The final stages before reaching real ripeness are often a treacherous time for tomatoes. Mike McGrath, host of You Bet your Garden, will discuss how to protect— and when to pick— these fabulous fruits of summer. Plus answers to all your growing questions.

Plants you can grow to keep away menacing mosquitoes

The Zika virus has taken mosquitos from outdoor annoyance to fearsome foe. Mike McGrath, host of You Bet Your Garden, will review the plants you can grow to use as mosquito repellant. Plus answers to all your growing questions.

Is it safe to use cinder blocks in raised beds?

Are there cinders in cinder blocks? Mike McGrath, host of You Bet Your Garden, will investigate whether the big blocks are safe to use around people and plants. Plus Mike speaks with author Lynn Steiner about native plants that will add beauty and attract pollinators to your landscape.

Proper pruning, plucking and picking produces the best grapes

Do you have a grapevine that looks great in the Spring but awful by harvest time? Mike McGrath reveals how proper pruning, plucking and picking can produce grapes you'll be proud of!

The Wonderful World of Melons

Call it a cantaloupe, a muskmelon or a netted melon, it's a delight to eat, but difficult to grow. Mike McGrath, host of You Bet Your Garden, will delve into the wonderful world of mis-named melons! Plus your fabulous phone calls. Question of the Week: "I have a 'flat earth' plot in a community garden [...]

Make your second-year mums look like first class plants

Your rhubarb is a family heirloom. But you're moving from a cold clime to Oklahoma, where it can't survive. Mike McGrath, host of You Bet Your Garden, will offer some options for this seemingly impossible problem. Plus: your fabulous phone calls!

All about rhubarb

Your rhubarb is a family heirloom. But you're moving from a cold clime to Oklahoma, where it can't survive. Mike McGrath, host of You Bet Your Garden, will offer some options for this seemingly impossible problem. Plus: your fabulous phone calls!

Could a city street light attract pests to your garden?

Could a city streetlight near a garden cause a dramatic increase in pest problems? Mike McGrath, host of You Bet Your Garden, suggests some strategies when you can't shut the light shining brightly in the night.

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