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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 2232
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Gardening program hosted by Jim Wilson and joined by Bob Smaus, Roger Swain, Lucinda Mays and Peter Seabrook as international travel correspondent. Series chef is Marion Morash. Special correspondent is Holly Shimizu. The Boston-based Victory Garden (w/ Roger Swain) is located at a private residence; Victory Garden South is at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia; Victory Garden West is at Roger's Garden Center in Corona del Mar, California. Original program: Crockett's Victory Garden - premiered April 6, 1976. Hosted by Jim Crockett. Second host Bob Thomson (for 12 years till 1991). Series release date: 1976

Program Description

Roger Swain admires the full red berries of the winter holly bush and tells us that pruning them to use for holiday decorations is just fine.

Lucinda Mays is in Lake Forest, Illinois, Pamela Miller's gardens. These elegant gardens include formal gardens, a kitchen garden, and cutting gardens. Highlights:

clematis vine variegated porcelain berry vine euonymous basil, sage, parsley, chives, strawberries perennial sweet pea nasturtium bolted lettuces arborvitae and boxwood hedges

Roger Swain and Roger Cook remove a tree stump together using a machine designed especially for it.

Roger Swain talks about bird feeders. He suggests using sunflower seeds in bulk (feeding a wide variety of birds), beef suet, and black thistle (a more expensive seed that attracts finches). He also tells us to stay away from wheat and to put out a clean, unfrozen plate of water daily during the winter months.

Chef Marian prepares Pickled Shrimp:

Marinade: 1/4 c. vinegar 1/2 c. water 2 tsp. salt 2 tsp. sugar 1 tsp. dry mustard 1 tb. cracked peppercorns heaping tsp. fresh ginger 2 bay leaves

Simmer above ingredients and cool. Add 1/4 c. fresh lemon juice and 1/2 c. oil (Marian uses half vegetable oil and half olive oil) Add 2 onions thinly sliced. Add 2 lemons thinly sliced.

Marinate cold, cooked shrimp (with tails in tact) in refrigerator for a few hours and serve.

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