“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.
@YBYG Classic: The Four Part Question of the Week
From the 2020 pandemic archives Mike McGrath answers a FOUR part Question of the Week; With Deer & Evil Squirrels, Cartoon Dice, Killing a Lawn softly, and Explaining Endorphins! Plus your Fabulous Phone Calls!!
Saving Home Grown Potatoes For Planting
On this 'spud' filled episode of YBYG Mike McGrath harvests Yukon Gold in the Question of the Week! Plus your fabulous french fried phones calls!!
Put Out The Welcome Mat For Stag Beetles
On this NEW episode of YBYG Mike McGrath scuttles your 'Stag Beetle' fears in the Question of the Week! Plus your fabulous phone calls!!
Milkweed and their Foes
On this Monarch saving episode of YBYG Mike McGrath migrates your Monarchs safely with tips and tricks on Milkweed and their Foes! Plus your migrating phone calls!!
How To Handle Leaf Litter
On this Fall abundant episode of YBYG Mike McGrath dives in your leaf piles in the Question of the Week! Plus your fabulous Fall phone calls!!
Luffa Gourds: How To Grow Your Own Shower Sponges
On this Spongy episode of YBYG Mike McGrath cleans up your Garden in a soapy Question of the Week! Plus your soapy phone calls!!
Nothing compares to this informative and funny pod, beaming with tons of anecdotes and useful advice. I’ve met Mike in person and he’s as nice as he sounds. Thanks for all you help us with, Mike!! You’re truly a gardeners gem.
It’s too bad we can’t get the information contained in this show without his delivery. Although it’s solid advice, he just can’t seem to wait to prove all he knows, simultaneously insulting the callers…..and the listeners.
…..and then there’s the fluff…..it sounds like someone has given an 8year old an acoustic guitar and aired the recordings to kill time. If they cut out the ‘music’, the show would be half the length. I understand you need segue music, but not two minutes of it at every break.
The bad FAR outweigh the good in this podcast. A much better option(and less insulting) is Gardeners Question Time from the BBC.
Still love your show
Listened to todays podcast on raised beds and Hügelkultur
And you had answered a woman’s question regarding creeping thyme.
You had said that you thought it grew pretty tall, like a foot tall and from my experience, it never grew more than an inch. In the spring it would be covered with these lovely fuchsia flowers. The only problem I had and how I lost my 5‘ x 8‘ carpet of it, was that it doesn’t tolerate dogs, namely dog urine, and of course once one dog goes there, the other one will go there and till they eventually killed it.