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Victory Garden; Victory Garden 1901


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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 1901
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Series Description

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

Season Premiere. Roger Swain welcomes spring in the Suburban Garden, checking all the plants to see how they fared through the winter. Since the soil is so wet he is planting the peas for direct transplant in peat pots. He also demonstrates potting the seeds for tomatoes. Bob Smaus tours the garden of Leland Miyano in Kaneoke, Oahu, Hawaii pointing out the Cycas rumphii. The locals in Guam grind the flours and eat them but they cause aemylaterosclerosis (Lou Gherig's disease). Plant o' the Week: Crocus chrysanthus

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Chicago: “Victory Garden; Victory Garden 1901,” 03/29/1994, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed August 23, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_948EA4842F1E4A6EBFEC7D8E5B2B83E2.
MLA: “Victory Garden; Victory Garden 1901.” 03/29/1994. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. August 23, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_948EA4842F1E4A6EBFEC7D8E5B2B83E2>.
APA: Victory Garden; Victory Garden 1901. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_948EA4842F1E4A6EBFEC7D8E5B2B83E2
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