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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 2224
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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

It's fall and Roger Swain opens the show under an apple tree 'Liberty.' He cleans up apples that have dropped under the tree to prevent moles and other unwanteds.

Roger begins the fall clean-up in the vegetable garden. He adds most of the tomato waste to the compost heap. He trashes the black plastic that has been covering the bed all summer. Once the bed is cleaned, he adds lime to it and sows a cover crop of winter rye. It will germinate in a week to 10 days, preventing soil erosion during the winter. In the spring, it will be turned into the soil adding fresh organic matter.

Lucinda Mays is in Woodstock, Illinois, with nurseryman Rich Eyre visiting his extensive conifer garden, which includes specimens of:

Larix decidua 'Lanark' Picea pungens 'Fat Albert', 'St. Mary's Broom,' 'AA,' 'Idaho Select' and 'Pipsqueak' Taxus x media 'Beanpole' Picea glauca 'Conica' & 'Pendula' Picea abies 'Weeping Blue' and 'Blue Trout' Ginkgo biloba 'Pendula' (living fossil) Pinus parviflora 'Nana' Fagus sylvatica 'Tortuoso Atro'

Roger plants daffodils 'Ambergate' which are double-nosed bulbs. He plants them 8" deep and suggests that we leave the foliage to die back into the plant in the spring.

Roger also prepares to force daffodil bulbs 'Carlton' in a shallow pot of sand and soil. They will be chilled for 17 weeks at 35 - 48 degrees in a dark area.

From the cold frame, he pulls cucumbers 'Sugar Crunch' for Marian's next recipe:

Cucumber & Dill Salad:

Skin, seed & chop 4 cucumbers (about 4 cups). Chop 3 dill pickles and mix with 1/2 c. sliced red onion, 1/3 c. chopped fresh dill, 1/3 c. sour cream and 1 tb. red wine vinegar. Toss and serve.

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