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.
Winter damage: Can this plant be saved?
Has this miserable winter done damage to your poor plants? Mike McGrath discusses how to tell if those precious plants are really most sincerely dead—or just pining for the Fiords. Plus: Author Miriam Goldbrger on adding wildflowers to your landscape.
Have a beautiful lawn, naturally
One of the biggest myths in America is that lawns need to be chemically drenched to look good. Mike McGrath reveals the timings that make two light feedings all that any turf requires. Plus answers to an especially large selection of your growing questions.
Let worms turn your garbage into black gold
Mike McGrath explains how to transplant a potted hydrangea to your garden, what conditions raspberries require to thrive, how much coffee you should add to your compost, the dangers of planting near black walnut trees, and worm composting basics.
Ways to perk up your raised beds
Does the soil in raised beds get old and tired over time? Mike McGrath, host of You Bet Your Garden, will look at the potential causes and cures for a poorly performing potager. Plus: A sneak peak at this year’s Philly Flower Show; and answers to all your growing questions.
Valentine’s gifts for your special gardener
Mike McGrath explains how to update the soil in your raised bed, the best way to save a river birch tree, tips for gardening in a California drought and Valentines gifts for the special gardener in your life. Plus: Amy Mawby from Tyler Arboretum takes us through turning sap into syrup.
Are opossums dangerous or nature’s helpers?
Is there anything weirder than America’s native marsupial? Mike McGrath, host of You Bet Your Garden, will discuss whether danger or benefit lurks behind the beady eyes of opossums! Plus: Mike speaks with Howard Garrett, AKA The Dirt Doctor, about fighting fire ants with a plant you would never suspect.
Getting rid of roaches without toxic sprays
Even the cleanest of homes can sometimes be visited by the contemptible cockroach. Mike McGrath, host of You Bet Your Garden, will reveal the non-toxic ways to get rid of—or prevent—this odious invader! Plus answers to all your growing questions.
Using perlite to amend your soil
Mike explains the right soil mix for a Florida garden, how to make the dream of growing your own tea a reality, what plants will spruce up a small pond, how to cultivate currants and gooseberries, how to encourage a bird of paradise to bloom and using perlite to amend your soil.
Want bright, red berries during winter? We’ll show you how
Mike explains the process of growing apple trees from seed, why native bees are so important, the dangers of GMO's, using a heliostat to increase sun in a shady spot, the best way to care for jade and how to get more red berries out of your firethorn.
How to care for the famed Christmas rose
Mike explains when and how to plant your Christmas blue spruce, how to extend your growing season with garden fleece, why it's OK to use oak leaves in your compost pile, how to plan a rain garden for your property and how to care for the famed Christmas rose.