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“You Bet Your Garden” touted as an hour of “chemical-free horticultural hijinks,” is a weekly, nationally syndicated broadcast hosted by Mike McGrath. It is produced in the studios of PBS39 in Bethlehem, PA. This weekly call-in program offers ‘fiercely organic’ advice to gardeners far and wide.

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“You Bet Your Garden” touted as an hour of “chemical-free horticultural hijinks,” is a weekly, nationally syndicated broadcast hosted by Mike McGrath. It is produced in the studios of PBS39 in Bethlehem, PA. This weekly call-in program offers ‘fiercely organic’ advice to gardeners far and wide.

    Curing Garden Beds of Weeds and Disease

    Curing Garden Beds of Weeds and Disease

    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. 

    • 54 min
    Ethics of Fallen Leaves

    Ethics of Fallen Leaves

    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. 

    • 54 min
    What are the legal and landscape dangers of planting bamboo?

    What are the legal and landscape dangers of planting bamboo?

    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.

    • 54 min
    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?

     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. 

    • 54 min
    Answering Your Holiday Gardening Questions

    Answering Your Holiday Gardening Questions

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

    • 51 min
    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

    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. 

    • 54 min

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