Planning on growing tomatoes? Here is what you need to know!

February 15, 2019

On this episode of You Bet Your Garden, Mike McGrath tells you what you need to know if you are planning on growing tomatoes from seeds that you saved from last summer & what to do if you plan to save some seeds this summer! Otherwise, its a fabulous phone call question show!

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What rules should you follow to grow your own sweet corn? And, an extra heaping helping of your phone call questions.

February 8, 2019

On this episode of You Bet Your Garden, Mike McGrath tells us the 8 rules to follow if you want to get that extra delicious taste of summer in your sweet corn. Plus, Mike takes your phone call questions.

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Suffering from blossom end rot? And, a Philadelphia Flower Show preview!

February 1, 2019

On this episode of You Bet Your Garden, host Mike McGrath tells us why egg shells might be the answer to blossom end rot & the surprising number of plants that those shells can help out. Plus, we preview the Philadelphia Flower Show!

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When should you prune winterberry? And lots of your fabulous phone calls!

January 25, 2019

On this week's episode of You Bet Your Garden, Mike tells us how and when you should prune your winterberry plants & what these priceless plants need to be useful to birds and for your holiday decor. Otherwise, its a fabulous phone call question show!

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How can you add multicolored lupines to your garden? And, a peek at Burnside Plantation’s gardens.

January 18, 2019

On this episode of You Bet Your Garden, Mike McGrath tells us how to grow some show stopping, four-foot-tall, multicolored lupines for your garden. We also take a look at Burnside Plantation's recreation of classic gardens. And, as always, Mike takes your phone calls.

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How can you perrennial-ize your poinsettias? And all about the farm that grows farmers.

January 12, 2019

On this episode of You Bet Your Garden, Mike McGrath tells us how to move on from your cut Christmas trees & how to perennial-ize your poinsettias. Plus, we talk about the Seed Farm -- a farm that grows farmers. And, as always, Mike takes your fabulous phone call questions. 

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What are the legal & landscape dangers of planting bamboo?

January 4, 2019

On this episode of You Bet Your Garden, Mike McGrath tells us why that beautiful stand of running bamboo at your neighbor's home will soon be yours, too. Of course, Mike takes lots of your fabulous phone calls. 

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A Fresh Look at our First Lehigh Valley Hour of Horticultural Hijinks

December 28, 2018

In this week's episode, we travel back in time with Mike to revisit the first episode of horticultural hijinks at the PBS39 Studios in Bethlehem, PA. We also mark the 20th year of continuous episodes of You Bet Your Garden on public broadcasting. Episode topics include poison ivy removal, why chemical fertilizers make flea beetles fat and happy, and of course, Mike takes your phone calls.

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Got ivy growing up your trees? And Adrian Higgins talks Bradford Pear trees.

December 21, 2018

On this episode of You Bet Your Garden, Mike McGrath tells us why ivy growing up a tree may or may not be a reason insurance companies could cancel a policy. Plus, Adrian Higgins from the Washington Post talks with us about why Bradford Pear trees might be the worst tree of all time and, as always, an extra heaping helping of your phone calls. 

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Whats to blame when you awaken to a ripped up lawn? And a heaping helping of your phone calls!

December 14, 2018

On this episode of You Bet Your Garden, Mike tells us a list of 5 suspects to blame when your turf is suddenly tattered. Plus, we get an extra heaping handful of your viewer questions, including one about an uncommon citrus tree.

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