195 episodes

“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.

You Bet Your Garden Unknown

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    • 4.5 • 345 Ratings

“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.

    A Fresh Look: Summer Song Bird Safety

    A Fresh Look: Summer Song Bird Safety

    On this 'fresh look' at an episode of YBYG, Mike discusses findings that will have you taking down those feeders and bird baths post haste! Plus your fabulous phone calls!! 

    • 56 min
    A Fresher Look: Does rosemary have the power to deter insect pests?

    A Fresher Look: Does rosemary have the power to deter insect pests?

    On this "Fresher Look" at an episode of YBYG from last season Mike reveals rosemary's secret potential! Otherwise, its a HYBRID-IZED show, cats and kittens! New Calls! Old Calls! And PLENTY of Mike McGrath to store up til next winter! 

    • 52 min
    A Fresher Look: Tomato Rot, Compost, Woodchips & Cuke FREE Cucumbers!

    A Fresher Look: Tomato Rot, Compost, Woodchips & Cuke FREE Cucumbers!

    In this fresher look at an episode from last season of YBYG Mike covers 4 topics in the Question of the week; Tomato Rot, Compost, Woodchips & Cuke FREE Cucumbers!! Plus your fabulous phone calls!

    • 52 min
    A Fresher Look: Death by Lawn; The Sad Story of Contaminated Clippings

    A Fresher Look: Death by Lawn; The Sad Story of Contaminated Clippings

    On this fresher look at an episode from last season of YBYG Mike warns of LAWN CLIPPINGS that may contain remaining chemicals that can hurt your Compost piles and your Plants!! Plus your Fabulous phone calls!!

    • 51 min
    A Fresh Look: The Four Part Question of the week

    A Fresh Look: The Four Part Question of the week

    On this 'fresh look' at an episode from last season Mike McGrath answers 'The 4 Part' Question of the Week! With Deer & Evil Squirrels, Cartoon Dice, Killing a Lawn softly, and Explaining Endorphins!! Plus your Fabulous Phone Calls!!!

    • 51 min
    A Fresh Look: Fighting Bugs, Butterflies and Slugs-in Scotland

    A Fresh Look: Fighting Bugs, Butterflies and Slugs-in Scotland

    On this 'fresh look' at an episode of last seasons YBYG, Mike McGrath heads to the British Isles to solve International pest problems! And gives you great info on PHS and their Gardening Contest **The contest is closed PHS is no longer taking submissions** phsonline.org/for-gardeners/gardening-contest

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
345 Ratings

345 Ratings

101Konbu ,

Fun podcast with always great info!

Mike is timeless and his experience always brings new relevant info and news to gardening. He’s a gardening ninja, a Howard Cosell on phone calls, and a champion for problem solving. I listen for the entertainment yet somehow I am now an expert among my peers with gardening. I wish school taught us this way. Thank you Mike!!

Garden Evolution ,

What an idiot!

I’ve come across so many episodes lately that he’s suggesting such stupid things! Take cuttings of your roses, does he tell the caller that the rose could be grafter and it’s not going to make it? NOPE! Mentions that jumping worms arnt that big of a deal in a past episode…they are destroying forests! Invasive bareberry, just learn to live with it. How about no! Mike come on! What’s your problem!? Would not recommend listening to this guy!

JulySuep ,

Combative Host.

Mike is seems combative and demeaning.ugh! I couldn’t even get through one episode. Awful music interludes, to make you think there are enough callers to fill the time. Not altogether pollinator friendly……recommended BT. I would not recommend.

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