You Bet Your Garden
Is it possible to have to much organic matter in your soil?

Is it possible to have to much organic matter in your soil?

April 19, 2019

On this episode of You Bet Your Garden, Mike gets us ready for International Compost Awareness Week & tells us what to do when soil test results go rogue. Plus, as always, Mike takes your phone call questions. 

A rose disease is making the rounds! Here is what you can do.

A rose disease is making the rounds! Here is what you can do.

April 12, 2019

On this episode of You Bet Your Garden, Mike McGrath reveals how he accidentally conquered an allegedly-invincible rose virus when it struck his garden. Plus, a United Nations Researcher comes to the Lehigh Valley to learn about what our methods of sustainable agriculture can do to help fight hunger. And, as always, Mike takes your phone call questions.

Got Tomato Problems?

Got Tomato Problems?

April 5, 2019

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 & how to prevent the most common tomato problems when you install your plants this season. Otherwise, its a fabulous phone call questions show!

Are oak leaves really that troublesome?

Are oak leaves really that troublesome?

March 29, 2019

On this week's episode of You Bet Your Garden, our host, Mike McGrath, reveals why oak leaves really aren't so bad and tells you how to use all kinds of leaves for your spring planting. Otherwise, its a fabulous phone call question show! 

What gardening book should you read next?

What gardening book should you read next?

March 22, 2019

On this episode of You Bet Your Garden, Mike McGrath tells us about the three books about gardening that he recommends-- You'll never look at roses, figs or pawpaws the same way again! As always, Mike takes your fabulous phone call questions!

Who is to blame for your plants being eaten up over night?

Who is to blame for your plants being eaten up over night?

March 15, 2019

On this episode of You Bet Your Garden, our host Mike McGrath tells us why slugs or snails should be your first suspects when you find your plants have been eaten overnight. Plus, the many ways to rid the slimy creatures from your garden. Plus, a heaping handful of your phone call questions.

What you need to know if you plan on starting your own plants from seeds this season!

What you need to know if you plan on starting your own plants from seeds this season!

March 8, 2019

Looking to plant some seeds this season? On this episode of You Bet Your Garden, our host Mike McGrath explains how to produce starts that are better than what you'll find at home and garden centers! As always, Mike takes your fabulous phone call questions.

A Fresh Look at Tomato Troubles and Backyard Chickens

A Fresh Look at Tomato Troubles and Backyard Chickens

March 1, 2019

On this episode of You Bet Your Garden, Mike McGrath gives us a fresh look at previous episodes while he's traveling across the country! Mike tells us how to avoid tomato troubles this summer by discussing split skins and poor returns. Plus, we talk about how to make backyard chickens feel like part of the family. And, as always, we take your phone call questions!

What can you do if unwanted insects invade? And, how to banish fruit flies and drain flies.

What can you do if unwanted insects invade? And, how to banish fruit flies and drain flies.

February 22, 2019

On this episode of You Bet Your Garden, Mike tells us the best way to get rid of unwanted insects come to party in your worm bin & how to banish fruit flies. And as always, Mike takes your fabulous phone call questions!

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

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!