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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 2405
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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 showcases the blossoming weeping cherry (it's resistant to cold/heat stress). He plants new raspberries. They require a sunny site, a neutral ph, lots of compost and well-drained soil. The plants are supported by a T-post (see hardware information below). He suggests refreshing rasp. plants every ten years. He plants ‘Taylor' (tastiest of all), ‘Jewel' (black, disease-resistant) and ‘Royalty' (purple). They are planted 30 - 36” apart in rows (plant a bit deeper than soil line in the nursery pot).

Holly Shimizu is in Key West, FL, with landscape designer Patrick Tierney . He showcases a selection of palm trees and other native plants in a residential neighborhood.

Roger plants leeks ‘King Richard' in 6” deep trenches, spaced 8” apart. Every two weeks, he will pull back more soil to cover (add fertilizer). The onions ‘Ailsa Craig Exhibition' are covered with row cover; they'll produce very large bulbs. The ‘Stuttgarter' onions have sprouted. He also plants scallions ‘Feast.'

Chef Marian prepares Avacado Onion Salsa.

Roger closes among various daffodils.

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Chicago: “Victory Garden; Victory Garden 2405,” 10/25/1998, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 11, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_546EC2E6B85F4AE3A4320AAC99D88A90.
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