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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 1821
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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

Jim Wilson visits Hillside Garden, operated by Fred and Mary Ann McGourty. Featuring a great display of perennials the 6 acre farm is open from the 1st of May to the 30th of September. At the suburban garden, Roger talks about succession planting, getting the most growing time out of your garden by planting items that will grow well into the fall. He also highlights a new winter hardy variety of blueberry, the mid-bush blueberry 'Northsky' which will survive in the more northern zones of the country where the highbush blueberry will not. Roger also shows the results of using a "vegiform" on a squash to get it to grow in a amusing shape with a funny face. Cucumbers and fish make a perfect salad together, as Chef Marian Morash reveals.



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Chicago: “Victory Garden; Victory Garden 1821,” 05/01/1993, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 21, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_571EA566802047948C1C388D3DF39215.
MLA: “Victory Garden; Victory Garden 1821.” 05/01/1993. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 21, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_571EA566802047948C1C388D3DF39215>.
APA: Victory Garden; Victory Garden 1821. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_571EA566802047948C1C388D3DF39215
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