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The Mission to Preserve America’s Heritage Apples

The Mission to Preserve America’s Heritage Apples

January 24, 2020

On today's YBYG, host Mike McGrath speaks with a gentleman who's mission is to find, name, and preserve America's heritage apples. And of course, he takes your fabulous phone calls. 

Curing Garden Beds of Weeds and Disease

Curing Garden Beds of Weeds and Disease

January 17, 2020

Are you gardens overrun with weeds and disease? On today's YBYG, Mike McGrath reveals a way to cure your garden beds if you're willing to let the plot to take a summer off. 

Ethics of Fallen Leaves

Ethics of Fallen Leaves

January 10, 2020

Is it acceptable to use fallen leaves for garden mulch and compost making or should we leave them alone? And of course, Mike Mcgrath takes your phone calls. 

What are the legal and landscape dangers of planting bamboo?

What are the legal and landscape dangers of planting bamboo?

January 3, 2020
Fresh Look: On today's episode of YBYG, 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.
What is the best way to remove poison Ivy? And why do flea beetles love chemical fertilizers?

What is the best way to remove poison Ivy? And why do flea beetles love chemical fertilizers?

December 27, 2019

 A Fresh Look: Mike McGrath marks the 20th year of continuous episodes of You Bet Your Garden on public broadcasting and the first show out of our headquarters at Lehigh Valley Public Media. Episode topics include poison ivy removal, why chemical fertilizers make flea beetles fat and happy, and of course, Mike takes your phone calls. 

Answering Your Holiday Gardening Questions

Answering Your Holiday Gardening Questions

December 23, 2019

On today's YBYG, host Mike McGrath answers your holiday related gardening questions as well as suggests a few more last-minute gift ideas. 

Ticks & Tricks- Reduce Tick Populations in Your Yard While Also Guaranteeing They’ll Leave You Alone

Ticks & Tricks- Reduce Tick Populations in Your Yard While Also Guaranteeing They’ll Leave You Alone

December 12, 2019

On today's YBYG, Mike McGrath reveals ways to severely reduce the number of ticks in your yard as well as how to guarantee you won't get bitten. Plus, hear about a few more holiday gift ideas for gardeners. 

High School Science Fair Winner Shares Her Project on Measuring Midges DNA

High School Science Fair Winner Shares Her Project on Measuring Midges DNA

December 6, 2019
On this week's YBYG, Mike McGrath interviews Sonja Michaluk, New Jersey high school science fair winner, who discusses her project on measuring the DNA of midges to determine the health of local waterways.
Additionally, Mike suggests three more gardening books for holiday gift ideas in case you still need something for the gardener in your life. 
Gardening Books as Holiday Gifts & Sneak Peek of the Philadelphia Flower Show

Gardening Books as Holiday Gifts & Sneak Peek of the Philadelphia Flower Show

November 30, 2019

Need gift ideas for the gardeners in your life? On today's YBYG, Mike McGrath shares three books on gardening that also make perfect holiday gifts. Plus, Sam Lemheney, designer of the famed Philadelphia Flower Show, reveals what they have in store for the show in March 2020. 

The Safest Ways to Prune Evergreens and Holly

The Safest Ways to Prune Evergreens and Holly

November 22, 2019

The holidays are fast approaching! Are you ready? Today on YBYG, host Mike McGrath reveals the safest ways to take cuttings from your evergreens and holly, revealing the timing for holiday greens success.