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Yes, you can grow your own hops

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.

Friday - 03/07/2014, 04:28am EST

Tags: Garden Plot, gardening, Mike McGrath, hops, pruning grape vines, moles, voles, rabbits

Garden Plot: Yes, you can save those unplanted tulips

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.

Friday - 02/28/2014, 01:53pm EST

Tags: Garden Plot, Mike McGrath

Weather is warmer, but it's not spring

The weather is getting warmer, but don't be fooled. It's not spring yet.

Friday - 02/21/2014, 04:57pm EST

Tags: spring fever, Mike McGrath, Garden Plot, melt, fertilizer, orchids

Don't prune those roses now

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.

Saturday - 02/15/2014, 08:48am EST

Tags: Garden Plot, Mike McGrath, gardening, pruning roses, roses

Garden plot: Frozen limbs and Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is around the corner - but it's still pretty cold out there. Here's what you need to know.

Friday - 02/07/2014, 12:22pm EST

Tags: Garden Plot, Mike McGrath, love, flowers, frozen limbs, valentine, roses, tulips

Garden Plot: Forget the roses, go for orchids this Valentine's Day

Garden Editor Mike McGrath discusses how these bitter cold temperatures will affect the mosquito population and floral options for your sweetheart.

Friday - 01/31/2014, 01:26pm EST

Tags: Garden Plot, Mike McGrath, Valentines Day, corn gluten, orchids

Garden Plot catalog picks: The heirlooms strike back

Garden Plot looks at some offerings from the more interesting seed catalogs.

Friday - 01/24/2014, 06:47am EST

Tags: Garden Plot, Mike McGrath

Garden Plot: Seed catalog season offer discounts, giant tomatoes and pictures

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.

Friday - 01/17/2014, 12:08pm EST

Tags: Garden Plot, Mike McGrath

Catalogs decoded: What terms like ‘hybrid,' ‘heirloom' and '50 days' mean

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.

Friday - 01/10/2014, 06:17pm EST

Tags: Garden Plot, seeds, GMOs, Mike McGrath

Garden Plot: Non-toxic pest control advice

How do get rid of the pesky indoor pests like silverfish and roaches but without pesticides? Garden Plot Editor Mike McGrath has you covered.

Friday - 01/03/2014, 12:03pm EST

Tags: Garden Plot, Mike McGrath, silverfish, roaches, pesticides

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