You Bet Your Garden
Got Tomato Problems?

Got Tomato Problems?

April 3, 2020

A Fresh Look: On this episode of You Bet Your Garden, host Mike McGrath tells us why blight is the last thing you want your tomatoes to have and how to prevent the most common tomato problems when you install your plants this season. Otherwise, it's a phone call extravaganza!

Enjoying Plants During Quarantine & Interviewing a Wild Foodie

Enjoying Plants During Quarantine & Interviewing a Wild Foodie

March 27, 2020
On this week's YBYG, host Mike McGrath explains how enjoying the outdoors and plants is a great "cure" for quarantine blues. Also, Mike interviews Lynn Landes, the founder of The Wild Foodies of Philly and talks about their community of people who love learning about edible food and plants in the wild.
Getting Rid of Spider Mites

Getting Rid of Spider Mites

March 21, 2020

On this week's YBYG, host Mike McGrath reveals spider mites' weaknesses and how to protect your garden. And of course, he takes your fabulous phone calls. 

Episode 76: The Rule of Fallen Leaves

Episode 76: The Rule of Fallen Leaves

March 13, 2020

On this week's YBYG, host Mike McGrath reviews the rules of fallen leaves and introduce a brand new version of the "spotted Lanternfly" song. 

Taking Care of Roses

Taking Care of Roses

March 6, 2020

On this week's episode of YBYG, host Mike McGrath shares the proper and successful chemical-free ways to care for your roses. And of course, he takes your fabulous phone calls. 

Removing Mulch From Spring Bulbs

Removing Mulch From Spring Bulbs

February 27, 2020

Did you mulch your spring bulbs and perennials over the winter? On this week's YBYG, host Mike McGrath reveals exactly when to remove that mulch to help plants emerge safely in the spring. And of course, he takes your fabulous phone calls.

Turning Sand into Perfect Garden Soil

Turning Sand into Perfect Garden Soil

February 21, 2020

On this week's episode, host Mike McGrath reveals the best way to turn sand into garden soil as he answers a listener's question from Australia. 

Tackling Successful Seed Growing

Tackling Successful Seed Growing

February 14, 2020

On today's YBYG, host Mike McGrath Mike discusses the basics of successful seed starting such as peppers and tomatoes. Additionally, Mike interviews the director of the Mt. Cuba Center in Delaware on the topic of native plants.

Are Foxes Good or Bad for your Backyard?

Are Foxes Good or Bad for your Backyard?

February 7, 2020

On Today's YBYG, host Mike McGrath discusses the pros and cons of having a fox living in your yard. They do eat mice and voles, but they can also can be a nuisance. And of course, we take your fabulous phone calls. 

Coffee Grounds and Stove Ashes can Improve Your Plant’s health

Coffee Grounds and Stove Ashes can Improve Your Plant’s health

January 31, 2020

On today's YBYG, host Mike McGrath explains how to correctly use coffee grounds and ashes from a hardwood stove to help improve plants' health. And of course, he takes your fabulous phone calls.