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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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, Digging in the Dirt, January 10, 2008

    • By: Mike McGrath
    • Length: 49 mins
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    Soil solarization is the tactic of last resort when your garden dirt is plagued by wilts and diseases, or is so infested with weed seeds you can't grow anything successfully. But you have to do it right - and live in a fairly warm region. Mike McGrath will reveal the hot details in the Question of the Week!

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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, 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, 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, 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, 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, Perennial Vegetables, October 15, 2009

    • By: Mike McGrath
    • Length: 49 mins
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    Say perennial and most gardeners think blooming beauties - but you can also enjoy the returning bounty of perennial vegetables! Mike McGrath will name seven interesting edibles that you plant once and enjoy virtually forever. He'll also discuss the Biennial vegetable, explain how some potatoes and tomatoes seem to be perennial, and name the edible favorite that's perennial if protected from frost.

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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, June 14, 2007

    • By: Mike McGrath
    • Length: 50 mins
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    Are there specific trees or shrubs that can help dry up a soggy back yard or a wet spot in your landscape? Mike McGrath will discuss the realities of water-sucking plants, name the four best trees for wet areas, and give you a crash course on rain gardens. Rain gardens are a new trend in landscaping and represent perhaps the most ecologically sound way to handle wet spots in your landscape.

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    • You Bet Your Garden, The Wonderful World of Plant Pollination, November 5, 2009

    • By: Mike McGrath
    • Length: 49 mins
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    Do your plants need a boyfriend or girlfriend nearby to produce fabulous flowers? This week, host Mike McGrath will delve into the wonderful world of plant pollination. Plus fabulous phone calls, tips and tricks - all chemical free, of course.

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    • You Bet Your Garden, May 31, 2007

    • By: Mike McGrath
    • Length: 49 mins
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    What's more annoying than a big, fat fly buzzing around your house, looking for nice clean things to land on? Flies in your garden! Mike McGrath will discuss indoor and outdoor fly control. He'll explain how to easily dispatch a roomful of the pests overnight with an organic remedy that's over a century old. And he'll discuss your outdoor fly control options, including the famous "shoo fly plant" that sterilizes house and white flies.

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    • You Bet Your Garden, Growing for Money, November 13, 2008

    • By: Mike McGrath
    • Length: 49 mins
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    Has the economy got you thinking about growing for money instead of just for fun? On this week's You Bet Your Garden, host Mike McGrath will explain the important steps you need to take to insure a profit before you put a single plant in the ground!

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    • You Bet Your Garden, Garden Envy, November 16, 2006

    • By: Mike McGrath
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    Are you one of those listeners who avoids the actual growing of things because your "black thumb" makes you feel inferior to the other gardeners in your neighborhood?

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    • You Bet Your Garden, July 12, 2007

    • By: Mike McGrath
    • Length: 49 mins
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    Wisteria can often be the vine of disappointment when it comes to blooming. Some of our listeners tell us about wisteria plants they have had for decades that have grown big and tall, but have never bloomed. Mike McGrath will explain how to get these stubborn beauties to bloom, and how to keep their vigorous growth under control.

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