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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 2026
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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

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Roger Swain opens by wrapping a young tree with plastic tree guards (or 1/4" mesh hardware cloth could be used) to protect it from winter pests. He places it 1 - 2" below the ground and wraps it a bit above the estimated snow line. Remove in spring.

Lucinda Mays travels through central Chile to tour a private garden designed by landscape architect Juan Grimm. They highlight: Lagerstroemia indica crepe myrtle; groundcover hypericum calycinum; rose 'Pink Peace'; sweet alyssum "Little Durrit" (planted between steps); vine solanum jasminoides; Lonicera nitida (bush); Verbena x hybrida; Marliacea hybrid nymphaea 'albida' and 'chromatella" (grows from the bottom of the pond); cotoneaster pannosus (bush); Jacaranda mimosifolia; amaryllis belladonna naked lady lily; cyperus papyrus; eucalyptus globulus; phyllostachys viridiglaucescens (bamboo); romneya coulteri (white Mexican flower); fuchsia sp. native fuchsia magellanica; white alegria del hogar.

Roger unplugs the pond pump for winter and removes it from the pond.

He harvests carrots 'Condor' and stores them for winter by first digging a space in the garden and dropping a galvanized bucket into it. He then fills the bucket with damp sand, layers it with fresh carrots/sand. He covers with the lid and puts a block of salt marsh hay on top. Fresh carrots will be available all winter.

Marian prepares PUMPKIN FIESTA SOUP:

Chop 5 cups of fresh sugar pumpkin into 1/2" cubes. In soup pot, saute 2 tbs. oil with 1 c. chopped onion and 1 c. chopped red pepper for about 5 minutes. Add 2 tsp. chopped garlic, 2 c. chopped tomatoes, 1 c. fresh tomato sauce. Add pumpkin, 5 c. of chicken stock, 1/4 c. chopped jalepeno peppers, 1 tsp. cumin and hot pepper sauce. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to simmer for 15 - 20 minutes, or until pumpkin is tender. Add 2 c. cooked turkey strips, 1 chopped avacado and heat through. Serve with corn taco shells/chips and 2 tbs. fresh chopped cilantro.

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Chicago: “Victory Garden; Victory Garden 2026,” 10/10/1995, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 26, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4B8C27B8C2914D5784208AEB4AEB745C.
MLA: “Victory Garden; Victory Garden 2026.” 10/10/1995. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 26, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4B8C27B8C2914D5784208AEB4AEB745C>.
APA: Victory Garden; Victory Garden 2026. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4B8C27B8C2914D5784208AEB4AEB745C
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