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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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