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.
Home-grown potatoes without the digging
Mike McGrath advises his listeners in growing raspberries, the benefits of ants in a home garden, developing soil for a new raised bed, and how to grow potatoes above ground. Plus, Mike speaks with Dr. Phillip Kaufman, a professor at the University of Florida, about unusually large mosquitoes.
What's the pH of your garden plot?
Mike McGrath advises his listeners in guarding against ticks, building a raised bed garden, using rabbit pellets in compost, growing tomatoes upside-down, planning a practical garden, recovering trees from storm damage, how to care for Japanese maples, and testing the pH of your garden soil.
Groundcover gone bad
Mike McGrath shares his recommendations for getting rid of weeds, correcting herbicide damage, pruning your trees properly, using manure in your garden, growing tasty tomatoes and the best way to beat Bishop's weed. Plus: Mike speaks with Dan Sullivan about toxic compost.
How to make compost WITHOUT fall leaves
Mike McGrath shares with his listeners the best recipes for compost, recommendations for hoop houses and high tunnels, methods to improve the health of blue spruce pines and protect roots from grazing animals, how to prevent verticillium wilt, and tactics for combatting stray cats and sneaky squirrels.
Tired of bending? Garden on a table top!
Mike advises listeners on eliminating grass from gravel driveways, the best compost recipe for asparagus, gardening in the South, caring for tulips, using saw dust as mulch, and more accessible gardening solutions. Plus, Mike speaks with Laura Palmer about The Garden Conservancy's upcoming Open Days Program.
Do trees NEED mulch? And can a tree survive severed roots?
Mike McGrath advises his listeners in gardening in cold climates, improving garden protection aesthetics, replanting daffodils, caring for amaryllis, coping with carpenter bees, and the best methods to care for your trees. Plus: Mike speaks with "Square Foot Gardening" legend Mel Bartholomew.
Three top tomato growing tips!
Mike McGrath advises his listeners in growing bountifully blooming hydrangeas, repelling deer organically, pruning lavender, oceanfront gardening, moving arborvitae, assessing the health of your trees, and tomato growing tips. Plus: A walk into the astounding world of orchids with Robert Sprague.
Is sod the answer to all your grass growing woes?
As many people sadly learn, trying to grow grass from seed just doesn’t work in most climates in the spring. Mike McGrath discusses whether sod might be the answer to your lack of a lawn to care for. Plus your fabulous phone calls!
Minimizing mosquito misery
As the weather warms up mean mosquitoes are waking up and they’re out for blood! Mike McGrath, host of You Bet Your Garden, will reveal a great new way to minimize your mosquito misery. Plus your fabulous phone calls!
Make fruit flies fly away for good
Sooner or later, into every life a little fruit fly, will, well, fly! Mike McGrath, host of You Bet Your Garden, will detail his very own household’s heroic and successful battle against the little devils. Plus your fabulous phone calls.