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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 2401
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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

Roger Swain breaks up sod near the asparagus bed and discusses spring composting. He visits the town's compost program at the Lexington Dump where they make available “black gold.” In the vegetable garden, he re-nourishes the established beds by turning over a cover crop of winter rye.

Roger is joined by Paul Comstock, Dir. of Landscape Design at the new Disney Animal Kingdom in Orlando, FL, to tour their 500 acre African-inspired gardens. Highlighted is a 100 year-old baobab tree.

In the veg. garden, Roger plants an early crop of peas (they love cool soil). He suggests planting as early as the soil can be worked. He plants ‘Improved Laxton's Progress' (a dwarf bush, early pea). It can be harvested in 55 days. He also plants ‘Alderman' on the trellis. After unwrapping the fig tree ‘Desert King,' he finds that it has survived the winter nicely. A hint of green tissue on a stem proves it's very much alive. He also uncovers the leyland cypress (it had been wrapped in burlap for winter protection). It too came through the winter just fine.

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Chicago: “Victory Garden; Victory Garden 2401,” 03/24/1999, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 10, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_AC944D990FA942A2BC61BCE982BF62B9.
MLA: “Victory Garden; Victory Garden 2401.” 03/24/1999. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 10, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_AC944D990FA942A2BC61BCE982BF62B9>.
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