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Is it too late for pepper plants?

Is it too late for pepper plants?

August 16, 2019

On this episode of YBYG, our host Mike McGrath reveals why peppers are perhaps the only “plants of summer” that will accept such tender mercies this late in the season. Otherwise, it’s a fabulous phone call question show!

Think twice before “improving” the soil when planting plants and shrubs!

Think twice before “improving” the soil when planting plants and shrubs!

August 9, 2019

On this episode of You Bet Your Garden, host Mike McGrath tells us if service berry deserves tough love if its been growing in a nursery bed for a year, and why you should never “improve” the soil in the planting hole when installing new plants and shrubs in your garden. Otherwise, it’s a fabulous phone call show!

What is one of the worst landscaping practices?

What is one of the worst landscaping practices?

August 2, 2019

On this episode of YBYG, our host, Mike McGrath, explains why grinding down above-ground tree stumps of healthy trees is one of the worst landscaping practices often seen at condo associations. Otherwise, it’s a fabulous phone call question show.

Hostas: No longer a threat or menace!

Hostas: No longer a threat or menace!

July 26, 2019

The shade loving Hosta plant was the hot topic in a recent show, but we’re changing our tune. Instead of learning how to eradicate the plant, host Mike McGrath tells us how to save a Hosta when the trees that throw shade are no more. Otherwise, it’s a phone call question show!

How can pond scum help your garden?

How can pond scum help your garden?

July 19, 2019

On this episode of You Bet Your Garden, our host Mike McGrath tells us how useful that pond scum can actually be! Otherwise, its a fabulous phone call questions show!

Hostas: Threat or menace?

Hostas: Threat or menace?

July 12, 2019

Hostas thrive in the shade so well that some people consider them weeds. On this episode of You Bet Your Garden, host Mike McGrath answers the ultimate question-- Hostas: threat or menace? Plus, we talk with a guest who teaches us how to turn houseplants into pets. And, as always, your fabulous phone call questions. 

Planning on saving tomato seeds this season?

Planning on saving tomato seeds this season?

July 5, 2019

On this episode of You Bet Your Garden, host Mike McGrath explains what you need to know for saving your tomato seeds and how to keep the Radiator Charlie tomato in your line up. Otherwise, its a fabulous phone call question show!

What are the dangers of using Preen?

What are the dangers of using Preen?

June 28, 2019

On this episode of You Bet Your Garden, host Mike McGrath reveals what is in your package of Preen, why its banned for use in the European Union, and the devastating effects these herbicides can have on the natural order. Otherwise, it’s an extra heaping handful of your phone call questions!

Do You Know What’s In Your Compost?

Do You Know What’s In Your Compost?

June 21, 2019

Bulk compost is more available than ever, but there is an alarming new trend in how some of them are composed. On this episode of You Bet Your Garden, our host Mike McGrath gives us a heads up on what to look for when buying that black gold. Plus, Mike talks with master seed-supplier, Renee Shepherd, & discusses selecting seeds for flavor. As always, we take your fabulous phone call questions.

Have your squash plants ever collapsed mid-summer?

Have your squash plants ever collapsed mid-summer?

June 14, 2019

On this episode of You Bet Your Garden, our host Mike McGrath reveals how to defeat the weird little moth whose babies are paralyzing your pumpkins & zapping your zucchini! Plus, author Lorraine Ballato explains why you could be doing much better with your hydrangeas. Plus, we take your phone call questions!