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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, 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, 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, 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, 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, Winterlong, October 25, 2007

    • By: Mike McGrath
    • Length: 50 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, 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, 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, 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 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, 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, Neighborly Blooms, September 13, 2007

    • By: Mike McGrath
    • Length: 50 mins
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    All gardeners love the idea of companion planting. Do roses really love garlic? Do marigolds really protect nearby plants from pests? No. But there are garden combinations that do work, and some have been proven in scientific studies. Mike McGrath will reveal them all when we take a close look at plants that make great neighbors.

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    • You Bet Your Garden, The Mushroom, January 17, 2008

    • By: Mike McGrath
    • Length: 49 mins
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    Are mushrooms popping up in your lawn? Mike McGrath will reveal the single biggest cause of fungal growth and explain the surprisingly easy cures. He will also discuss the fascinating history of fabled fairy rings - and he suggests that you just might want to welcome these merry mycelia into your life!

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

    • By: Mike McGrath
    • Length: 50 mins
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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, 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, 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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    • You Bet Your Garden, Greywater, November 22, 2007

    • By: Mike McGrath
    • Length: 49 mins
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    Many people experienced summer time droughts this year. Can you use household waste water to keep outdoor plants alive? Mike McGrath will discuss the do's and don'ts of using "greywater" from your shower, washing machine and sink.

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    • You Bet Your Garden, Composting Kitchen Waste, June 11, 2009

    • By: Mike McGrath
    • Length: 49 mins
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    Many people turn to composting to recycle their kitchen waste - but that path is fraught with potentially putrid peril! This week on You Bet Your Garden, host Mike McGrath talks about the ins and outs of composting kitchen waste. And of course, we have chemical-free answers to all your gardening questions.

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    • You Bet Your Garden, Spring Flowers, February 8, 2007

    • By: Mike McGrath
    • Length: 49 mins
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    Have you ever wondered how they get all those Spring bulbs, flowering trees, shrubs and other plants to burst into bloom weeks and even months ahead of schedule for Springtime Flower Shows?

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