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Crockett's Victory Garden
Victory Garden 140
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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

Even if you live in a coal mine, you can grow plants. This week Jim Crockett sheds some light on the subject of gardening with artificial sunshine and with no light at all! First he discusses the different kinds of lights you can use, and then explains how to calculate candlefoot output without having an MIT degree. Fro those with nice dark cellars or even dark boxes, he demonstrates the fine art of mushroom growing. Mung bean sprouts are another delicious vegetable that can be grown very quickly and simply, you don’t even need soil!

In the plant clinic, a bromeliad gets the once-over.

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