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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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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.

Learn how to safely plant a live Christmas tree

Thinking of buying and planting a truly live Christmas tree this holiday season? On this week's You Bet Your Garden we'll walk you through what you need to know to make the result merry and bright. Plus your fabulous phone calls.

Find out how to rid your lawn of thatch!

Is your lawn full of thatch? Mike McGrath, host of You Bet Your Garden, will reveal the surprising cause and even more shocking cure for that unsightly layer of brown down low. Plus your fabulous phone calls.

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.

Are all wood mulches created equal?

Are all wood mulches equally bad for plants? Mike McGrath host of You Bet Your Garden, reveals which wood mulch actually makes a really good mulch— if you use it correctly. Plus Mike speaks with fruit expert Lee Reich about his favorite fruits and of course, your fabulous phone calls. Question(s) of the Week: We had [...]

What should your raised beds be filled with?

Snails? Nails? Puppy dog's tails? What should your raised beds be filled with? On this week's You Bet Your Garden, host Mike McGrath will reveal why the answer is definitely NOT tilled-in leaves. Plus your fabulous phone calls!

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