WTOP's Garden Editor Mike McGrath is:
* Host of the nationally syndicated Public Radio show, You Bet Your Garden
* Contributing Editor and columnist for Greenprints magazine
* Former Editor-in-Chief of ORGANIC GARDENING magazine
* Author of books on Tomatoes, Compost, Seed saving and Kitchen Gardening
* Mike makes several appearances around town. They are listed in each week's column..
* Do you have a question for Mike? Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Please include your name, location and the topic in the subject line)
This week, Garden Plot dishes on hops, moles, voles and more.
WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath takes on growing hops plants for beer, seasonal pruning, and those pesky moles, voles and rabbits, which can kill your lawn and plantings.
Mike takes on unplanted tulips sprouting in the garage, when to spread your corn gluten and what to do with exposed roots in the front yard.
The weather is getting warmer, but don't be fooled. It's not spring yet.
Now is not the time to prune your roses, but it is the time to prune your maple and other big trees. WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath also has advice on how to handle road salt on your lawn.
Valentine's Day is around the corner - but it's still pretty cold out there. Here's what you need to know.
Garden Editor Mike McGrath discusses how these bitter cold temperatures will affect the mosquito population and floral options for your sweetheart.
Garden Plot looks at some offerings from the more interesting seed catalogs.
Mike McGrath says seed catalog season is upon us. Not only does he offer several discounts, he also points out new products worth taking a look at.
Starting this week, we'll begin our big seed catalog roundup. Garden Plot editor Mike McGrath reviews terms and phrases you'll need to know when selecting which seeds to order this year.
How do get rid of the pesky indoor pests like silverfish and roaches but without pesticides? Garden Plot Editor Mike McGrath has you covered.
Garden Plot editor Mike McGrath has tips to recycle your Christmas tree as well as some New Year's resolutions.
Looking for a last minute gift?
Rock salt? De-icer? Sand? Kitty litter? WTOP's Garden Editor Mike McGrath tells you how to keep your sidewalks and driveways ice-free, and what substance will actually help your plants.
In this week's edition of Garden Plot, Editor Mike McGrath has poinsettia plant rules and tips to evict ladybugs from your home.
Follow these tips and your tree will be nearly fireproof and won't drop its needles.Here's your guide for the perfect Christmas tree.
With temperatures getting very cold this weekend, Mike McGrath tells gardeners what they can do to keep their cool-weather crops safe.
Tips for helping your soil and preparing for winter weather in your lawn.
WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath offers advice on what to put on your garden to keep the soil nutrient-rich through winter and on how to get rid of those pesky gnats that show up on your houseplants.
Don't be a sodden suspect. Maryland's new lawn-care laws are now in effect.
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