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

How to beat a late frost

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

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

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?

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.

The Joys of Sweet Corn

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!

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

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!

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.

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!

Should you cover your compost over the winter?

The holidays are fast approaching, and so a young man's thoughts turn to ... compost! Mike McGrath, host of You Bet Your Garden, will discuss whether it's a good idea to cover your pile over the winter or to let it go commando. Plus your fabulous phone calls.

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