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You Bet Your Garden

Saturday 5:00 - 6:00am


You Bet Your Garden offers fiercely organic advice to gardeners far and wide: Tips on caring for plants, fending off pests, wrestling with weeds, dealing with disease, and all the other fun things we outdoor enthusiasts enjoy sooooo much.

An ancient weed known as “horsetail”

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This week, Mike explains why you should leave your tree bases bare, how to get your blueberries to thrive, why plants should not be handled after it rains, the reason to keep kitchen scraps out of your garden, how to get rid of yellow jackets without chemicals, and how to get rid of horsetail weed.

The wild world of the gooseberry

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Looking for a tasty fruit-producing plant that can take some shade? Mike McGrath introduces the wild world of the gooseberry! Plus: A young inventor discusses his ingenious raised bed garden on wheels; and answers to all your growing questions.

The Mystery of the Wild Violets

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Mike McGrath explains what to do with wild violet, offers help for a rose bush, and gives advice on dealing with an ant problem. Plus: Mike speaks with Kyla Kruse on proper tree planting.

Another way to look at stinging nettle

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Mike McGrath explains how to identify and treat brown rot, what pruning techniques can revive your trees, how to eradicate Japanese stilt grass and another way to look at stinging nettle. Plus: Mike speaks with Stacey Hirvela.

How SHOULD schools deal with weeds?

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Mike McGrath explains how to use epsom salts in your garden, when it's time to give up on your Japanese maple tree, how to eliminate slugs safely, the best way to achieve a clover-free lawn, and how schools SHOULD manage their weeds.

Make sense of dollar weed

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Many people have honored their ancestors by researching their family history. Mike McGrath speaks with an author who travelled back in time to learn the secret of his great great great grandmother’s rose. Plus dollarweed, pennywort and answers to all your growing questions.

Proper pruning, plucking and picking produces the best grapes

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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!

Bridal Blooms

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Can an August bride grow her own bouquet? Mike McGrath, host of You Bet Your Garden, reveals a professional growers’ secrets for successful bridal blooms.

Mike’s most valuable tips and tricks

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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!

Help your little baby trees grow big and strong

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Mike McGrath explains how to get rid of unwanted pests on your rose bushes, the best way to beat back black bamboo, tips for caring for juniper, why you should test your soil before planting, how to achieve nutrient balance in your homemade compost and how to get your little seedlings to grow big and strong.