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Victory Garden; Victory Garden 1912


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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 1912
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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

In Los Angeles, Bob Smaus tours the garden of Michael Dalo and Frank Shoufer. This japanese inspired garden makes the most of the small space of land it sits on. Roger Cook visits Clapper's in Newton, MA to look at options for lighting and irrigation. He chooses a drip irrigation system and in the ground lighting. Roger pitches the contest and then demonstrates making new tomato cages from concrete reinforcing wire adn looks at a cage they are trying made from wood. He also hils the potatoes and talks about solarizing soil.(Raising soil temp to 120° by covering with clear plastic to kill nematodes and some fungus/wilt)

Plant of the Week: Viburnum plicatum 'Mariesii'



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Chicago: “Victory Garden; Victory Garden 1912,” 06/10/1994, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed June 3, 2020, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_ED3CCB5AE58542078CFC10D85200A5CF.
MLA: “Victory Garden; Victory Garden 1912.” 06/10/1994. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. June 3, 2020. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_ED3CCB5AE58542078CFC10D85200A5CF>.
APA: Victory Garden; Victory Garden 1912. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_ED3CCB5AE58542078CFC10D85200A5CF
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