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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, The Cure for Leaf Miners, May 28, 2009

    • By: Mike McGrath
    • Length: 49 mins
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    Are little road maps appearing in the leaves of your poor plants? This week on You Bet Your Garden, host Mike McGrath will reveal the surprising cure for leaf miners! And of course, we'll have chemical-free answers to all your gardening questions.

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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, The Blues, November 29, 2007

    • By: Mike McGrath
    • Length: 50 mins
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    Blueberries are one of nature's most perfect foods - they're packed with naturally occurring antioxidants that fight cancer and other ailments, plus phytochemicals that can delay the onset of dementia. Mike McGrath will discuss everything you need to know to grow your own, in your own backyard.

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    • You Bet Your Garden, Got Your Goat?, June 19, 2008

    • By: Mike McGrath
    • Length: 49 mins
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    Goats as gardeners? Sacramento Refuge Manager Kelly Moroney tells us about nature's furry weed whackers. Then, a lot of gardeners misunderstand peat moss. Host Mike McGrath will help you get a better idea of what this remarkable natural substance can do to help your plants.

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    • You Bet Your Garden, Plants in Winter

    • By: Mike McGrath
    • Length: 50 mins
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    Winter means icy sidewalks and worries about what the salt or other chemicals used to make those surfaces safe is going to do to the poor plants in the proximity.

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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, February 2, 2006

    • By: Mike McGrath
    • Length: 50 mins
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    Corn Gluten Meal is an organic lawn-owner's dream. It prevents dormant weeds seeds from sprouting while giving your turf an all-natural, high-nitrogen feeding. Mike McGrath will explain how and when to use corn gluten meal, and what other areas of your landscape it will work on. He'll also discuss why some cheap products sold as Corn Gluten Meal in animal feed stores won't work!

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    • You Bet Your Garden, November 24, 2005

    • By: Mike McGrath
    • Length: 50 mins
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    Common Sense Pest Control expert Bill Quarles reveals a new insecticide that�s safe for people and pets but deadly to pest caterpillars, beetles, thrips, termites, and even fire ants! Bill is director of the Bio Integral resource Center in California. Later on the show, Mike McGrath reveals holiday tree tips! He'll explain how to prevent needle drop and how to keep the tree watered without bending over.

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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, November 2, 2006

    • By: Mike McGrath
    • Length: 49 mins
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    Do you want to replace your dying summer container plants with something beautiful that will survive the winter? Jeff Jabco, Director of Grounds and Coordinator of Horticulture for the Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College in Philadelphia has been teaching workshops on winter container gardening. He will suggest plants that can survive the winter from the frozen North to the milder South, and give advice on what kind of soil mixture and containers to use.

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    • You Bet Your Garden, Morning Glories - or Bindweed? May 22, 2008

    • By: Mike McGrath
    • Length: 49 mins
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    Morning glories are beautiful, and while they tend to spread quickly, they are easy to control. But they have an invasive, weedy perennial cousin, which can really get out of hand. Mike McGrath will explain the difference between morning glory and bindweed, and give detailed information on how to handle both.

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    • You Bet Your Garden, Christmas Show, December 18, 2008

    • By: Mike McGrath
    • Length: 49 mins
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    Once again, it's time for the You Bet Your Garden Christmas show! This week, host Mike McGrath and friends look back on the highlights of holiday gardening tips and tricks, such as how to care for your Christmas cactus, poinsettia, mistletoe and more. Plus, musical numbers from You Bet Your Garden Christmas shows past - and a new song as well.

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    • You Bet Your Garden, Moss-Free, July 9, 2009

    • By: Mike McGrath
    • Length: 49 mins
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    Sometimes moss is the right plant in the right place-and sometimes it's just in the way. This week on You Bet Your Garden, host Mike McGrath will explain how to keep shady sidewalks and such moss-free. And of course, chemical free answers to all your garden questions.

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    • You Bet Your Garden, Weighty Issues, October 22, 2009

    • By: Mike McGrath
    • Length: 53 mins
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    Has your lawn carried a lot of extra weight over the years? Host Mike McGrath reveals how to ease the compaction this can cause with soil aeration and other weighty issues on this week's You Bet Your Garden. As always, fabulous phone calls and chemical free answers to garden questions.

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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, Bulbs, October 5, 2006

    • By: Mike McGrath
    • Length: 49 mins
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    Do you know if your summer blooming bulbs need to be protected, and when it's safe to plant spring bloomers where you live? Bulb-man-for-all-seasons Brent Heath of Brent and Becky's Bulbs joins us to reveal the answers, and name the bulbs that critters won't touch. Later on the show: Did dread disease take down your tomatoes? Mike McGrath will discuss the possible causes of yellowed leaves, and how to prevent tomato problems in the future.

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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, April 13, 2006

    • By: Mike McGrath
    • Length: 49 mins
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    Many gardeners mulch badly; using the wrong materials in the wrong way. Bad mulch can harm or kill plants and even ruin the paint job on a house or car! Mike McGrath will discuss the downsides of wood and rubber mulches, and reveal the best options for preventing weeds and improving the look of your landscape. Plus: How Australians are turning toads into beer!

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    • You Bet Your Garden, March 23, 2006

    • By: Mike McGrath
    • Length: 49 mins
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    Legendary seed-seller Renee Shepherd joins us to reveal her favorite varieties of gourmet veggies and fragrant flowers. Renee's seed picks and growing advice are available at www.reneesgarden.com. During the Question of the Week, Mike McGrath will tackle the topic of azaleas and rhododendrons. These beautiful shrubs are popular additions to our landscapes, but many people don't see the flowers they should, because they ignore their special needs and shear them at the wrong time of year.

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