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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 2505
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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 talks about how to recycle tulip plants for a second bloom in a cutting bed. He cuts dead wood from the blueberry bushes which are housed in cages (only the newer growth produces buds). He weeds the base of the plants by hand as their root system is quite shallow. To fertilize them, he scatters 1/2 cup of ammonium sulfate (21-0-0 )and 1/4 cup of muriate of potash (0-0-60), to mature plants. He mulches them with a heavy blanket of sawdust (this will help in preventing fungus). Much of the rose “polka” has died back over the harsh winter. He takes out the dead canes and prunes others to just above new shoots (at a slant 1/4” above new growth). Bob Smaus is at Robinson Gardens surrounding an old Beverly Hills mansion. Garden Director Timothy Lindsay takes us on a tour through the private house & gardens. Chef Marian visits with chef Bill Wavrin of Rancho la Puerta as he prepares Pea & Broccoli Guacamole and Roasted Eggplant. Roger patches a sink hole in the lawn filling it with a mixture of lime and soil and then topping it with a commercially prepared seed/fert/mulch mixture.

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