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Crockett's Victory Garden; Victory Garden 147



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Crockett's Victory Garden
Victory Garden 147
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Practical advice on vegetable and flower gardening and the latest in horticultural developments; hosted by Jim Crockett until his death in 1979. Then the program was re-titled THE VICTORY GARDEN.

Hosted by James Crockett, the series began airing locally April 16, 1975. The First season were 30 shows numbered 101 to 130 and broadcast April to November 12, 1975. There followed a Winter Season of 17 shows that numbered 131 to 148. It was broadcast from November 19, 1975 to March 24, 1976.

The first National Season premiered on PBS April 7, 1976. It consisted of 34 shows numbered 101 to 134 and was broadcast from April to November 26, 1976. It was followed by a Winter Season of 17 repackaged shows, numbered 135 to 151 and broadcast from December 1, 1976 to March 30, 1977.

The second National season was broadcast from April 6 to November 23, 1977. It was 34 shows numbered 201 to 234. This was followed by the first Winter Season taped for national distribution. These 27 shows numbered 235 to 261 and were broadcast from November 30, 1977 to May 31, 1978.

Series release date: 4/7/1976

Program Description

It’s time to get your summer garden plants into full swing, and Jim Crockett helps you get a headstart as he gives you the why’s and wherefores of cold frames and hot beds and shows you how to construct these simple devices that serve s miniature greenhouses. No matter how sunny a windowsill you have, it’s not sunny enough. Jim recommends investing a little time and money in making a cold frame or hotbed that provides a protected environment that helps you seedlings survive relatively cold temperatures. Then he shows you how to plan your garden on paper, where to situate it and how to plan its rows, taking into consideration the direction and movement of the sun and the height of plants. Jim goes on to show how to prevent the dread disease of seedlings, damping-off.

In the clinic, a tough old battle weary pittosporum is cut back drastically and re-potted.

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