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Crockett's Victory Garden; Victory Garden 148



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Crockett's Victory Garden
Victory Garden 148
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Practical advice on vegetable and flower gardening and the latest in horticultural developments; hosted by Jim Crockett until his death in 1979. Then the program was re-titled THE VICTORY GARDEN.

Hosted by James Crockett, the series began airing locally April 16, 1975. The First season were 30 shows numbered 101 to 130 and broadcast April to November 12, 1975. There followed a Winter Season of 17 shows that numbered 131 to 148. It was broadcast from November 19, 1975 to March 24, 1976.

The first National Season premiered on PBS April 7, 1976. It consisted of 34 shows numbered 101 to 134 and was broadcast from April to November 26, 1976. It was followed by a Winter Season of 17 repackaged shows, numbered 135 to 151 and broadcast from December 1, 1976 to March 30, 1977.

The second National season was broadcast from April 6 to November 23, 1977. It was 34 shows numbered 201 to 234. This was followed by the first Winter Season taped for national distribution. These 27 shows numbered 235 to 261 and were broadcast from November 30, 1977 to May 31, 1978.

Series release date: 4/7/1976

Program Description

Remember the cactus Jim grafted a few weeks ago? Well, the graft wasn’t successful, so he tries an alternate method using a weight, in this case a small chain. “I guess I’m an old-time Yankee, I hate to throw away money and I hate to kill a living plant. Bulbs are living plants even after they’ve finished flowering,” says Jim as he shows how you can save them. “If you understand the life cycle of bulbs,” he continues, “you can treat them accordingly, and they’ll live in your garden for years and years.” In the days when cellars were really damp and cold, geraniums could be stored there all winter for spring planting. Nowadays, we’re better off taking cuttings and growing brand new plants from them. Jim shows how it’s done. Next on the agenda, the California poppy, an annual that’s seldom grown but merits more gardeners’ attention. Jim explains why it’s crucial to transplant them while they’re still small.

A dieffenbachia that looks as it it’s been through a tropical typhoon checks into the plant clinic and finds that all is not lost.

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