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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 2506
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Series Description

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 plants in the crevices of the wall by filling a spacious hole with a mixture of sand/compost/peat--places plant in deeply--then pushes moistened sphagnum moss to hold soil in place. He re-pots very young conifers (inexpensive to purchase) in plastic containers with a mixture of 1 part peat, 1 part compost, 1 part bark chips, 1/2 part builders sand and a scoop of slow realease fertilizer. He plants the pots into a nursery bed that gets good morning light and some afternoon shade. The pots are placed in holes dug the same size. Water and cover with mulch. They will soon grow into larger plants that are sold for much more than their original cost. Keep well-watered. Bob Smaus is in Pasadena, California, with landscape designer Chris Rosmini and head gardener John MacGregor touring a private garden near the mountains. Roger displays beautiful spring container plantings. He looks back at a segment aired years ago when Peter Seabrook and Colin Martin extracted a gigantic parsnip from a concrete container. Marian prepares a radish bruschetta (see below).

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