Mike McGrath

Host, You Bet Your Garden

Mike McGrath was Editor-in-Chief of Organic Gardening magazine from 1991 through 1997 and is the author of many books, including The Kitchen Garden Box (Quirk Publishing; 2009); Mike McGrath's Book of Compost (Sterling Publishers; 2006); Kitchen Garden A to Z (Abrams; 2004) and You Bet Your Tomatoes (Rodale; 2002, and reissued in a brand new edition by Plain White Press in 2009).

Mike is also the Garden Editor for WTOP News Radio in Washington, D.C.; a post he has held for more than a decade. He has served as columnist and Contributing Editor for Greenprints magazine ("The Weeder's Digest") since 1997, and was the garden expert for the Saturday morning edition of The Today Show on NBC, appearing monthly from 1993 through 1997.

During his time at Organic Gardening, Mike's major exhibits won four consecutive "Best of Show" awards at the prestigious Philadelphia Flower Show (1994-1997). He grows tomatoes, garlic, raspberries and peaches; loves pinball and baseball; and will not eat lima beans, no matter how much you pay him.