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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 2206
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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

Roger Swain opens displaying a failed Picea glauca "Conica" alberta spruce. It will be replaced with a dwarf Chamaecyparis obtusa "Nana" from another location in the suburban garden.

Landscape contractor, Roger Cook, shows off the newly built stone wall and steps. He points out that no mortar has been used. His next step is to hydroseed the lawn area.

Roger Swain is at Lexington Gardens in Lexington, Massachusetts, with co-author of The 20-Minute Gardener, Tom Christopher. He recommends using raised beds with a mix of organic matter, builder's sand and soil. Together, they plant:

"Oak Leaf" lettuce "Red Sails" lettuce "Extra Triple" parsley Allium schoenoprasum chives "Mixed Varieties" radish seeds "Roquette" arugula seeds "Ruby Red" chard seeds "French Patina" carrot seeds and pepper cress for the garden graffiti, "VG"

Lucinda Mays is at the garden of landscape architect, Bill Smith, in Atlanta, Georgia. He uses many mill stones in his garden. Highlighted plants:

"Asta Neilsen" tulip "Blue Aimable" "Penelope" rose Iris x germanica "Victoria Falls" Chionanthus virginicus (w. shrub) Helleborus orientalis lenten rose Galium odoratom sweet woodruff (in mill stones) Lysimachia japonica (in mill stones) Pachysandra procumbens Hosta var. Liriope spicata "Silver Dragon"

Back at the suburban garden, Roger Swain plants early tomatoes in a half whiskey barrel:

Red Robbin (dwarf) Tumbler (dwarf)

He also shows us how to utilize branches from pruning as a trellis for peas ("corgi"). It is referred to as "pea brush." He picks spinach, "Bolero" for Chef Marian.

She prepares Shrimp Samurai:

12 large (or 1 lb). raw, peeled and cleaned shrimp, marinated for two hours in refrigerator in:

1/2 c. peanut oil 3 tbs. lemon juice 1 tbs. tomato paste 2 tsp. light soy sauce 2 tsp. minced garlic 1 tsp. fresh ginger a few drops of sesame oil

Skewer shrimp and broil for 3 to 4 minutes on each side until opaque.

For spinach: Wash & dry & stem 1 1/2 - 2 lbs. spinach. Saute in small batches in 2 tbs. veg. oil until wilted. Drain & return to pan to dry more. Add drops of sesame oil & sesame seeds. Serve along side shrimp.

Roger closes showcasing tulips:

"Pink Impression" "Happy Family" (mulitiple flowers) "Negrita"

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