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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 1921
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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

Swain opens in the Suburban Garden, mentioning the need to plant successions of lettuce. After the banner, Swain opens discussion of lawns, meets w/ Roger Cook and Michael Talbot. Discusses raising mower height. Looks at clover and ground ivy in lawn. Talbot suggests keeping clippings on lawn, discusses watering. Cores soil, discusses topsoil in that location. Discusses soil test of our lawn area; discusses calcitic lime application. Cook uses drop spreader to drop limestone; shows how to calibrate spreader by dropping portion in marked off area of known square footage. Mentions problems can occur with overliming. Talbot discusses use of fertilizer in fall. Recommends organic fertilizer with nitrogen balanced with carbon. Cook spreads fertilizer with rotary spreader. Bob Smaus then visits Bob Clark garden in Oakland. (9:18) Swain then looks at ripe tomatoes, including the 'hands down favorite': 'Brandywine'; plus mentions other heirloom tomatoes, e.g. 'Prudence Purple' and 'German'. Recipe: Toasted tomato salad and cheese sandwiches. (her voice is still rough from her cold) Swain closes with discussing Verbena bonariensis. Says next week Peter Seabrook is in New Zealand and 'I'll be right here.' [no video of New Zealand]



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Chicago: “Victory Garden; Victory Garden 1921,” 08/23/1994, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed March 26, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_714B588C27384699953C2D1D5CE94467.
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