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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 1539
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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

Andrew Klink garden with Bob Smaus and Chris Rosmini (14:44) Roger Swain does soil prep, with screened compost, limestone and 10-10-10 (no turning under of cover crops shown). Swain plants spinach on the diagonal using planting board and treated seed. Swain shoes peas grown in peat strips in cold frame and plants them in trench, then sows treated peas directly in 1" deep hoe-width furrow. Swain goes into greenhouse, looks at blooming hyacinth and looks at onion, leek, marigold, tomato and broccoli seedlings. He thins chinese cabbage growing in peat pots by snipping with scissors.



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