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Victory Garden; Victory Garden 1502

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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 1502
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Series Description

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

First we travel to Tucson, Arizona to visit the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum and see its collection of native plants and animals. Then back at the Suburban garden they use a tree spade to move the European Beech tree and Roger shows us the cold frame filled with peas, beets, beans, cabbages, and lettuce plus the vegetables that wintered over - spinach, leeks, and lettuce. Marian prepares grilled leeks.

Arizona Sonora Desert Museum with Bob Smaus (Tucson, AZ). (10:22)

[This is a good spring piece (desert spring wildflowers in bloom) which should be recycled at some point. I would have used it in the 2000 series except it was very closely analagous to the San Diego zoo story, including its heavy focusing on the animals enclosed in this zoo/garden.]

Remove & plant beech. Grilled leeks.



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