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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 2223
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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 opens at the suburban garden lawn and tells us that fall is the best time to fertilize (10-16-20) to build a healthy turf.

Roger harvests compost "black gold" and uses it to improve the garlic bed. He plants 'Rocambole,' 'White Seedless' and 'Georgian Fire.' He shows the following catalog that has hundreds of varieties of garlic:

Filaree Farm 182 Conconully Highway Okanogan, WA 98840

He also plants tulip bulbs 'Sweetheart' (yellow/cream) which are early bloomers (April).

Holly Shimizu goes to Woodstock, Vermont, to the Billings Farm & Museum. Interpretation specialist Sue Cain brings her on a tour of the apple grove, vegetable garden, farmhouse and creamery. Indoor plants at the farmhouse are:

Davallia fejeensis 'Plumosa' Begonia x ricinifolia

Chef Marian creates a cold tomato sauce with hot pasta:

Drop cored tomatoes into boiling water for about 10 seconds. Plunge into ice water to stop cooking action. Peel away skin, seed and chop (4 cups).

Add 1/2 c. chopped sweet onion, 1 1/2 - 2 tsp. minced garlic, 1/2 c. sliced basil, 3 - 4 tbs. chopped parsley, 2 tsp. tarragon vinegar, 1/4 c. extra virgin olive oil. Mix. Season with salt & pepper.

Serve over hot pasta.

Roger closes displaying Celosia 'Prestige Scarlet' (potted), a 1997 All-American Selection plant.

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