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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 1802
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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 tours the production greenhouses of Lexington Gardens with greenhouse manager Doug MacDonald. Peter Seabrook reports on Jersey Royal potatoes and the great effort put into getting these first of the season potatoes fresh to the English market. (repeat feature) Roger show how to plant potatoes from large starter potatoes, using 2 eyes per 'seed' and dipping in agricultural fungicide powder before planting. He recommends, "chitting" smaller potatoes whereby you put the potato stem side down in an open container and let them develop shoots before planting. For an unknown reason, they produce bigger plants with greater yields when you use this technique.



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Chicago: “Victory Garden; Victory Garden 1802,” 03/22/1993, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 21, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B37470D2130346E49647345BC949F168.
MLA: “Victory Garden; Victory Garden 1802.” 03/22/1993. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 21, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B37470D2130346E49647345BC949F168>.
APA: Victory Garden; Victory Garden 1802. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B37470D2130346E49647345BC949F168
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