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Victory Garden; Victory Garden 1705

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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 1705
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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

Jim Wilson reports on opening day activities at the series newest location, The Victory Garden at Ameriflora '92 in Columbus Ohio. He visits with Mary Higgins, the 1989 VG contest winner, who will be in charge of designing and maintaining the container plants at the VG location. At the Victory Garden South, Lucinda Mays show us the "New World" plants the she will be trying in the garden this year. The plants are varieties of tomatoes, squash, beans , marigolds, and epazote. which were being grown here by the natives when Christopher Columbus landed in America. Roger Swain plants leeks and onions in the suburban garden, and prepares the soil in the new landscape area.



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Chicago: “Victory Garden; Victory Garden 1705,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed June 2, 2020, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9CD2A4F0506B4D9C94A55432635470B6.
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