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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.

You Bet Your Garden PBS39

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    • 4.5 • 296 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: 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 And gives you great info on PHS and their PAST Gardening Contests *DISCLAIMER * LAST YEARS CONTEST INFO & NO LONGER VALID* - PLUS your Fabulous Phone calls!

    • 49 min
    In Praise of Snags PLUS an interview about 'Tiny Plants' by Leslie Halleck

    In Praise of Snags PLUS an interview about 'Tiny Plants' by Leslie Halleck

    In this episode of YBYG Mike praises 'snags' in the Question of the Week! PLUS an interview with Leslie Halleck on her new book, "Tiny Plants: Discover the joys of growing and collecting itty-bitty houseplants"

    • 56 min
    Update on Groundhog & Racoon Woes: The People Speak

    Update on Groundhog & Racoon Woes: The People Speak

    In this episode of YBYG Mike shares best practices when dealing with furry friends!! Plus your furry phone calls!! 

    • 55 min
    Whack the Wilt PLUS Flower Show Update!!

    Whack the Wilt PLUS Flower Show Update!!

    In this episode Mike discovers that Wilt can affect Maple Trees as well as Tomatoes! PLUS an update on The 2021 Philadelphia Flower Show!

    • 54 min
    Praying Mantis: Garden Fiend or Garden Friend

    Praying Mantis: Garden Fiend or Garden Friend

    In this episode of YBYG Mike waits motionless for prey with his large spiky forelegs folded like hands in prayer on the Question of the Week... And covers various "Global" Praying Mantises! PLUS gets you ready for The 2021 Philadelphia Flower Show with an encore presentation interview with Sam Lemheney from The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. 

    • 54 min
    Squash Beetles, Squash Bugs, What is Squashing My Zucchini

    Squash Beetles, Squash Bugs, What is Squashing My Zucchini

    In this episode of YBYG Mike squashes the mystery behind your eaten Zucchini! Plus your squishy phone calls!!

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
296 Ratings

296 Ratings

doxxa ,

This show got me into gardening.

Saturday mornings making pancakes and listening to Mike is what started the weekend for me for more than ten years. Without his show I wouldn’t have discovered my love for gardening.

megbundynobody ,

Well

Wasn’t a helpful s would hope just random

bafinaire ,

Classic Call In Format Show

Mike is old school, knowledgeable and funny. Some of the poor ratings here are people that take him too seriously. Excellent advice is given here and he keeps the environment in mind by using organic methods that buck conventional wisdom. You will learn sooooo much listening to these shows. I’ve gone on to spread the gospel to friends and family who ask me how I maintain such a good garden. All thanks to this show.

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