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Crockett's Victory Garden; Victory Garden 145



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Crockett's Victory Garden
Victory Garden 145
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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

Jim talks about the care of some of the popular Valentine plants, with special emphasis on the gardenia. “They’re not the easiest thing to grow in the house, but a diligent gardener with a green thumb can do it,” advises Crockett as he explains how. Then it’s on to terrariums. In simple containers such as a pickle jar, cookie jar and a cider jug, Jim demonstrates how to make terrariums that resemble miniature landscapes. He recommends plants from a tropical atmosphere of varying textures and colors, and shows how to plan their placement before putting them in position. He goes on to reveal the secrets of getting those relatively big plants through the tiny openings of the containers and finishes up with tips on care and feeding of the fascinating little gardens.

In the clinic, an over-watered and very unhappy dracaena gets a new home.

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