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Crockett's Victory Garden
Victory Garden 144
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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

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This is a good time to force rhubarb and to blanch Witloof chicory. Jim demonstrates both, then goes on to sow the seeds of sweet Spanish onions for transplanting in early spring. It’s back to the ol’ seed catalog for a final perusal, and Jim explains why he uses the three he’s relied on for years and recommends varieties of cucumber, eggplant, endive, leeks and leaf lettuce to take you through summer. He encourages viewers to try new varieties but points out that new does not necessarily mean better. Continuing with the seed list, he adds spinach, squash and the all-important tomato.

Then it’s a look at the camellia plant, an evergreen glowering shrub related to the tea plant, originally from China. If you have a cool room, think about growing camellias. A zebra plant with a not uncommon problem checks into the clinic for what looks like some drastic treatment.

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