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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, Keep the Color Up, September 20, 2007

    • By: Mike McGrath
    • Length: 50 mins
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    Tired of seeing your prized plants perish when frost comes calling? Mike McGrath will reveal his favorite gardening trick: bringing peppers, begonias, and impatiens inside for the winter. You can enjoy good eating and beautiful color through the cold season, and start out with nice, big plants next spring. He'll also explain which herbs can over-winter outside in which garden zones, and which ones have to come inside.

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    • You Bet Your Garden, Coping with Birds, January 18, 2007

    • By: Mike McGrath
    • Narrated by: Mike McGrath
    • Length: 49 mins
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    This is the time of year when many people hear the tap-tap-tapping of woodpeckers on their chamber wall. What are they doing there? "Probably not eating bugs" says woodpecker expert Dr. Jerry Jackson, biology professor at the Florida Gulf University in Fort Myers, Florida.

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    • You Bet Your Garden, Good and Bad Insects, June 29, 2006

    • By: Mike McGrath
    • Length: 50 mins
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    Are you tired of losing your plants to garden-devouring pests? Insect expert Linda Gilkeson joins us to reveal easy organic ways to keep bad bugs out of your beds. Her new book is West Coast Gardening: Natural Insect, Weed & Disease Control. Then, are chipmunks cute little critters or are they just as pesky as squirrels? Mike McGrath will reveal what kind of damage chipmunks do in gardens, and suggest non-lethal ways to keep them at bay.

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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, 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, Diggers Begone, February 21, 2008

    • By: Mike McGrath
    • Length: 49 mins
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    Moles create ugly tunnels and dirt piles in lawns. There are many home remedies that supposedly chase away or kill moles, but do they really work? Tom Schmidt, aka "The Moleman", joins us to share what he's learned about those burrowing pests in decades of evicting them from turfs. During the Question of the Week, Mike McGrath will reveal how you can attract toads and frogs into your landscape - they eat pest insects.

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    • You Bet Your Garden, Watermelons, June 12, 2008

    • By: Mike McGrath
    • Length: 49 mins
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    Everybody loves the taste of ice-cold watermelon in the summer, but growing them can be a challenge. Mike McGrath will help you spit some homegrown seeds this season when he discusses growing tips and the best varieties.

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    • You Bet Your Garden, The Orchid, March 8, 2007

    • By: Mike McGrath
    • Length: 50 mins
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    We usually think of orchids as gorgeous and fickle indoor plants. But there's a whole world of hardy, perennial outdoor orchids! They grow anywhere from Alabama to Alaska.

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    • You Bet Your Garden, Mosquitoes, August 17, 2006

    • By: Mike McGrath
    • Length: 50 mins
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    What can you do when you show up at your vacation beach retreat and the outside of the house is covered with mosquitoes instead of vinyl siding? Mike McGrath will reveal how he handled this very problem this summer, without any of the mosquito-fighting tools he has at home, and without turning to toxins! We'll also tell a year-long island resident how to keep the local insect life out of her house.

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    • You Bet Your Garden, Winter Frost and Your Plants, September 21, 2006

    • By: Mike McGrath
    • Length: 50 mins
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    Tired of seeing your prized plants perish when frost comes calling? Mike McGrath will reveal his favorite gardening trick; bringing peppers, begonias, and impatiens inside for the winter. You can enjoy good eating and beautiful color through the cold season, and start out with nice, big plants next Spring. He'll also explain which herbs can over-winter outside in which garden zones, and which ones have to come inside.

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    • You Bet Your Garden, Miracle Mulch, October 29, 2009

    • By: Mike McGrath
    • Length: 49 mins
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    Forget Halloween; you know what's really scary? People burning their leaves! On this thrilling episode of You Bet Your Garden host Mike McGrath shows how to harvest this rich bounty of miracle mulch and black gold-to-be. Plus fabulous phone calls, tips and tricks - all chemical free, of course.

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    • You Bet Your Garden, Ultimate Asparagus, April 3, 2008

    • By: Mike McGrath
    • Length: 49 mins
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    Asparagus is the ultimate perennial vegetable. Plant a couple dozen crowns correctly and you'll harvest 20 pounds of tasty treats a year for decades to come. Mike McGrath will tell you how to get started and how to care for your patch to insure sequential seasons of springtime succulence.

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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, Coffee Garden, January 11, 2007

    • By: Mike McGrath
    • Length: 50 mins
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    Coffee drinkers like to recycle their grounds in their gardens. And coffee stores prefer to give their grounds to gardeners rather than pay to haul them away.

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    • You Bet Your Garden, Confronting Earwigs, September 6, 2007

    • By: Mike McGrath
    • Length: 50 mins
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    The experts will tell gardeners that earwigs are mostly harmless creatures that often take the blame for damage caused by slugs and other pests. But our listeners disagree loudly, saying that earwigs are eating their plants to the ground. Mike McGrath will present a dozen ways to keep earwig numbers low in your landscape and inside your home.

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    • You Bet Your Garden, Tomato Plants, July 23, 2009

    • By: Mike McGrath
    • Length: 49 mins
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    Have you been told to prune the "sucker" offshoots off of your tomato plants? This week on You Bet Your Garden, host Mike McGrath will discuss why he thinks the right thing to do is to keep them on. Plus, an interview with a researcher who discusses the link between pesticides and myeloma. And of course, chemical free answers to all your garden questions.

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    • You Bet Your Garden, Woodpeckers, December 27, 2007

    • By: Mike McGrath
    • Length: 53 mins
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    This is the time of year when many people hear the tap-tap-tapping of woodpeckers on their chamber wall. What are they doing there? "Probably not eating bugs" says woodpecker expert Dr. Jerry Jackson, biology professor at the Florida Gulf University in Fort Myers, Florida. He explains that the birds are tearing up your siding to build a nest. He'll discuss how you can protect your home and create other habitats for these beautiful and beneficial birds.

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    • You Bet Your Garden, February 16, 2006

    • By: Mike McGrath
    • Length: 50 mins
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    Garden success begins with raised beds, and during this hour, Mike will prepare our listeners for Spring by explaining how to create the perfect growing space. We'll cover the best dimensions for raised beds, how to frame them, what to fill them with, and what to use for mulch.

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    • You Bet Your Garden, July 5, 2007

    • By: Mike McGrath
    • Length: 49 mins
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    You may call them pill bugs, sow bugs, or roly-polies, but the most correct name for either of these two land-locked cousins to crabs and crayfish is the "woodlouse". Mike McGrath will discuss these interesting isopods and tell you what, if anything, you need to do when they show up in your compost pile or plants.

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