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    • You Bet Your Garden, For the Hungry, December 14, 2006

    • By: Mike McGrath
    • Length: 50 mins
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    Noted Alaska gardener, garden writer, and radio host Jeff Lowenfels joins us to talk about how he created the "Plant a Row for the Hungry" program that allows gardeners to help feed people in need.

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    • You Bet Your Garden, Butterflies, October 9, 2008

    • By: Mike McGrath
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    Want more butterflies in your life? On this week's episode of You Bet Your Garden, host Mike McGrath will reveal how to attract the fabulous flyers with butterfly-friendly plants and tricks with sand and salt!

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    • You Bet Your Garden, The Secrets of Harvesting, August 7, 2008

    • By: Mike McGrath
    • Length: 49 mins
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    How can you tell when your melons are ready to pick? Should ripe tomatoes sit out on the vine? Should you wait if plants are wet? Host Mike McGrath will reveal the secrets of harvesting like the pros.

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    • You Bet Your Garden, Chemical Free Organic Lawn Care, May 7, 2009

    • By: Mike McGrath
    • Length: 49 mins
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    Is it possible to get truly chemical-free organic lawn care from a commercial provider? This week on You Bet Your Garden, host Mike McGrath will reveal the questions that you need to ask- and the answers you should receive - to be sure that your lawn care is organic. And, of course, we'll have more chemical-free answers to all your gardening questions.

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    • You Bet Your Garden, Growing Hops, August 14, 2008

    • By: Mike McGrath
    • Length: 49 mins
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    Looking for a lush, fragrant, fast-growing screening plant that supplies a highly valued cash crop and grows virtually anywhere? This week on You Bet Your Garden, we'll hop onto the idea of growing your own hops!

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    • You Bet Your Garden, Easy Pest Control, April 12, 2007

    • By: Mike McGrath
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    Would you like to have a pest-free garden without using any sprays? Beneficial insects like ladybugs and lacewings are the answer. Beneficials are insects that eat only pests and don't bother good bugs or your plants. Mike McGrath will reveal which beneficial insects you can buy to release in your garden, and how you can attract many more with our list of plants that lure the good bugs in!

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    • You Bet Your Garden, Pests and Houseplants, October 12, 2006

    • By: Mike McGrath
    • Length: 49 mins
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    Are nasty pests planning to hitch a ride on your incoming houseplants? Mike McGrath will explain how to prepare plants that have spent the summer outside for overwintering in your house without bringing pests like aphids along. Plus, he'll offer specialized cures for fungus gnats and scale. We'll also hear about a new way for pipes and tree roots to peacefully coexist.

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    • You Bet Your Garden, Attracting Wildlife, November 23, 2006

    • By: Mike McGrath
    • Length: 50 mins
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    Would you like to make your landscape a better place for wildlife like beautiful birds, toads, and amphibians? David Mizejewski, author of Attracting Birds, Butterflies, and Other Backyard Wildlife offers tips and simple steps to provide shelter, food and nesting spaces in your yard. He'll also explain how gardeners can get their yard certified as a habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. Then. there's a chill in the air, and that means miserable mice are gearing up for lots of mischief.

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    • You Bet Your Garden, Get An Early Start, February 22, 2007

    • By: Mike McGrath
    • Length: 50 mins
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    Spring is coming, and that means soon it will be time to get your garden going. Mike McGrath will help new gardeners avoid rookie mistakes with details on how to create a super-productive, easy-care raised bed.

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    • You Bet Your Garden, Extending the Growing Season, February 12, 2009

    • By: Mike McGrath
    • Length: 49 mins
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    Want to extend your growing season? On this episode of You Bet Your Garden, host Mike McGrath will tell you how to add months to your favorite pastime with hoop houses, row covers and cold frames! Plus: chemical free answers to all your garden questions.

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    • You Bet Your Garden, Common Mistakes, October 11, 2007

    • By: Mike McGrath
    • Length: 50 mins
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    Do you dutifully water your plants every day, keep their soil covered with wood chips, feed them frequently, spray every insect, and still aren't having much luck? That's because you're already committing four of the most common mistakes gardeners make! Mike McGrath will reveal the other six in the Question of the Week.

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    • You Bet Your Garden, Compost, September 28, 2006

    • By: Mike McGrath
    • Length: 49 mins
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    Does your compost just sit there instead of turning into rich "black gold"? Do you want to start making compost but don't know where to begin? Mike McGrath will explain the easy, no mess way to make the world's finest disease-fighting plant food. Mike will also reveal how to correctly incorporate kitchen scraps and other green waste into your pile.

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    • You Bet Your Garden, Pruning, May 10, 2007

    • By: Mike McGrath
    • Length: 50 mins
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    Put down those pruners and don't touch them again until after Mike McGrath's interview with pruning guru Lee Reich! Reich has written several books - among them The Pruning Book. He'll explain when to prune what, and how much! Later, during the question of the week: watering your garden at the wrong time of day can insure that dread diseases take their toll on your poor plants, and watering too often virtually guarantees a weed-filled lawn.

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    • You Bet Your Garden, Honeybees, January 15, 2009

    • By: Mike McGrath
    • Length: 49 mins
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    Honeybees are vitally important to our food supply - and they're gravely endangered! This week on You Bet Your Garden, host Mike McGrath will talk to the author of a new book about honeybees and their decline. Plus: How to grow a garden that will help save those bees; and chemical free answers to all your garden questions.

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    • You Bet Your Garden, Soil-Saving Cover Crops, April 9, 2009

    • By: Mike McGrath
    • Length: 49 mins
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    Want to grow your own fertilizer? Or how about some home-grown weed block? On this week's You Bet Your Garden, host Mike McGrath tells you all about how you can grow soil-saving cover crops. Plus, legendary garden writer Barbara Damrosch talks about growing your own food year-round. And as always, plenty of chemical-free answers to all your garden questions.

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    • You Bet Your Garden, Growing Organic Fruit, April 5, 2007

    • By: Mike McGrath
    • Length: 49 mins
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    Would you like to pick your own fresh apples and peaches, but worry about what you'd have to do to keep all those pests and disease at bay? Don't worry: organic fruit-growing is possible! Mike McGrath will reveal how you can enjoy a bounty of nice clean fruits with the help of compost, clay, clippers, and cleanliness!

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    • You Bet Your Garden, Composting, December 6, 2007

    • By: Mike McGrath
    • Length: 49 mins
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    All the leaves necessary to make great compost come down just as temperatures begin to fall as well - which stops or slows the composting process. Is it possible to keep your compost cooking during the winter? Mike McGrath will discuss winter composting, and explain how to get through the cold season without losing any composting opportunities.

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    • You Bet Your Garden, The Ten Biggest Mistakes Gardeners Make, October 16, 2008

    • By: Mike McGrath
    • Length: 49 mins
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    Do you want to save yourself a lot of frustration in the garden? In this episode of You Bet Your Garden, host Mike McGrath will reveal the ten biggest mistakes that gardeners make!

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    • You Bet Your Garden, A Rose By Any Other Name, March 15, 2007

    • By: Mike McGrath
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    Black spot is the scourge of rose growers everywhere. Mike McGrath will tell you how to prevent rose disease in general, and he'll name eighteen rose varieties that are naturally resistant to black spot and mildew, including a number of grandiflora and floribunda types, and even some hybrid teas!

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    • You Bet Your Garden, Heirloom Vegetables, January 25, 2007

    • By: Mike McGrath
    • Length: 49 mins
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    Are you hoping to grow heirloom vegetables like Kentucky Wonder Beans, or Green Zebra Tomatoes and unusual varieties of flowers like beautiful sweet peas next season?

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