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January 2009




January 31st, 2009

Valentine's Day and blooming roses

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and this week on You Bet Your Garden, host Mike McGrath tells you how to keep those expensive cut roses looking good twice as long in a vase - and also how to turn them into live rose bushes that will bloom year after year in your own garden!

Credit: Rose #1 photo by H. Kosin from flickr.com


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January 24th, 2009

How to control the Mexican Bean Beetle

Is your garden inundated with ladybug look-alikes? On this week's episode of You Bet Your Garden, host Mike McGrath discusses how to control the Mexican Bean Beetle - an unwanted cousin of one of our favorite insects. Plus your fabulous phone calls and chemical free answers to all your garden questions!

Credit: "Photo Hunt List #14: Insect-Mexican Bean Beetle" photo by Old Shoe Woman from flickr.com


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January 17th, 2009

Saving those helpful honeybees

Honeybees are vitally important to our food supply and they're gravely endangered! This week on You Bet Your Garden, host Mike McGrath talks to Rowan Jacobsen the author Fruitless Fall, 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.

Credit: "a honeybee and a rosemary" photo by yui.kubo from flickr.com


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January 10th, 2009

Growing potatoes in your yard

Surprisingly, potatoes can be as varied in taste, shape, color and size as tomatoes. This week on You Bet Your Garden, host Mike McGrath explains all about this varied vegetable that you can grow in your yard!

Credit: "Potato pot" photo by spiritquest from flickr.com


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January 3rd, 2009

The pestiferous blackfly

Few insects are as annoying to gardeners as the pestiferous blackfly. This week on You Bet Your Garden, host Mike McGrath reveals how you can evade the unwanted attentions and bites of these annoying gnats. And as always, Mike tackles your toughest gardening questions.

Credit: "Cute black fly" photo by Benimoto from flickr.com


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