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.
Don't put that mower away just yet!
Mike explains how to contain English ivy organically, what types of clover you can plant to attract deer, how to get rid of grubs in your soil and how to prune your fig tree. Plus: Mike speaks with Professor Karen Snetselaar about invasive plants in sustainable landscapes.
Storing summer-blooming bulbs over the winter
What’s the best way to store summer-blooming bulbs over the winter? Mike will help you properly protect your dahlias, cannas and tuberous begonias! Plus your fabulous phone calls!
Are roots invading your compost pile?
Mike explains how to grow a Bermuda grass lawn, the best way to care for a transplanted lilac tree, how to move a tree from its pot to the ground, the dangers of soil compaction, why goats work best for weeds and what to do about roots in your compost pile.
Spruce up your desk with easy-to-care-for house plants!
Mike explains why you should not plant new bulbs over existing bulbs, how to introduce a pheasant population onto your property and what plants you can grow at your office desk. Plus Mike speaks with Susan Spinella Sacks and Dr. Laura Toran.
Don't mistake fall leaf treasure for trash!
Mike explains why it's not too late to plant trees and shrubs, which fruits prefer to grow in colder climates, how to keep Zoysia grass under control, tips for last-minute garlic planters, when and how to use rhizome barriers, and what to do with the bags of leaves your neighbors are putting out at the curb.
Are deer destroying your tender trees?
Mike explains how to safely rid your soil of wasps, the best way to protect your potted plants through the winter, how to get slugs out of your garden, when and how to plant spring bulbs, using iced tea grounds in your compost and how to keep deer away from your plants and trees.
Calling all northern gardeners: Imagine planting an orange tree!
Mike discusses how to thin patches of overcrowded companion plants, what to do with "Zoo-Doo", how to care for tropical pulmeria trees, the best way to get rid of wild strawberry weed, and what varieties of orange trees will thrive in colder climates.
Ten tips for an awesome autumn!
Mike discusses drying hydrangeas for re-use, what to do if your dog eats your potted Japanese maple, regrowing tomato plants next season, storing and caring for amaryllis, the difference between lady bugs and Mexican bean beetles and his top ten tips for an awesome autumn.
All about cockscomb and celosia!
Mike explains how to get rid of weeds in the fall season, the hidden dangers in old apple orchards, why fruit trees should NOT be fertilized in the fall, and the many varieties of cockscomb and celosia. Plus: A special interview with pest control expert Ed Rosenthal.
Make a batch of home-made compost!
Mike explains how to care for indoor potted plants through dry winter months, what to do if your tomatoes are still green at the end of the growing season, the healthiest way to remove old blossoms from flowering bushes, the secret to keeping your tuberose happy, and how to make compost at home.