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You Bet Your Garden

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You Bet Your Garden offers fiercely organic advice to gardeners far and wide: Tips on caring for plants, fending off pests, wrestling with weeds, dealing with disease, and all the other fun things we outdoor enthusiasts enjoy so much.


Join host Mike McGrath as he slays slugs, defeats deer, whacks weeds, mispronounces Latin words, and saves gardens across the nation every week on You Bet Your Garden -- an hour of horticultural hi-jinks that takes a breezy, light-hearted, and sometimes manic approach to the topic of gardening.


Mike McGrath

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You Bet Your Garden host Mike McGrath is editor of the Mid-Atlantic edition of People, Places and Plants magazine. He was a onetime Marvel comic book editor and longtime editor-in-chief of Organic Gardening magazine. He is known for a unique and zany brand of humor. He takes calls from listeners, answers emails, and provides in-depth information on timely topics and crucial gardening basics. The show also features interviews with garden experts from around the country.


Mike McGrath is editor and/or co-author of several books, including The Best of OG. His latest book is You Bet Your Tomatoes. He writes a column called You Bet Your Garden in every issue of Greenprints ("the weeder's digest") and a column of the same name for The Philadelphia Daily News. McGrath was the garden expert for the Saturday edition of The Today Show, and he chaired exhibits that won four consecutive "Best of Show" awards at the prestigious Philadelphia Flower Show.