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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 2510
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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 plants tomatoes in the vegetable garden, making sure that the potted plants' roots are not too tight when tapped out of their pots. He tells us that tomatoes require a very rich, organic soil and full sun. He plants the tomatoes deeply and gives them lots of space to grow. He also plants globe artichokes ‘Imperial Star,' which have been bred to flower the first year. The foliage is gorgeous and if not eaten, the choke will flower.

Holly Shimizu is touring the Biltmore estate (Asheville, NC) with landscape curator Bill Alexander.

Chef Marian tours the main kitchen of the estate. She visits the Grove Park Inn with executive sous chef David Rowland as he prepares Chow Chow, a southern relish (see recipe below).

Roger fills a concrete container with iris, surrounded by sweet pototoe vines ‘Marguerite' and ‘Blackie' as well as coleus ‘Black Magic' and “The Line.'

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