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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 1702
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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's report from the suburban Garden includes planting turnips and radishes in the vegetable garden, demonstrates uses for 'floating row cover' and gives a primer on spring pruning of roses. At Lexington Gardens, April Segalla introduces information on house plant care, this time featuring what to do for insect infestations. Her tips were: For Aphids: pyrethrum spray; for mealy bugs: rub them off with a Q-tip soaked in rubbing alcohol; for white fly: insecticidal soap; and for scale: pruning and a systemic pesticide. Peter Seabrook travels to St. Thomas in the American Virgin Islands where he visits the private garden of well-known plantsman Andre Viette whose garden features plants from throughout the West Indies.



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Chicago: “Victory Garden; Victory Garden 1702,” 04/01/1992, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed June 24, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_59BE04AC9BEB4FA3A689FFAA33F01202.
MLA: “Victory Garden; Victory Garden 1702.” 04/01/1992. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. June 24, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_59BE04AC9BEB4FA3A689FFAA33F01202>.
APA: Victory Garden; Victory Garden 1702. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_59BE04AC9BEB4FA3A689FFAA33F01202
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