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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 2414
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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 and arborist Matt Foti inspect the nearby white birch tree to find that it's “pot bound” in it's location near the brick walkway. Matt recommends a root enhancing fertilizer and plenty of water. Bob Smaus visits with Cynthia Schroeder Gray, Exec. Director of Casa del Herrero in Montecito, California. Together they tour the wonderful gardens of this estate. Bob meets up with Robert Carrillo, Head Groundskeeper. Roger points out black aphids which are invading the fava beans. The nearby lady bugs will help rid this pest naturally. He inspects the tomatoes where he has maintained two basic stems to each plant by pinching back suckers. Chef Marian makes pistou to enhance grilled zucchini. Roger closes with plant-of-the-week Echium vulgare ‘Blue Bedder' (viper's bugloss).



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Chicago: “Victory Garden; Victory Garden 2414,” 06/13/1999, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 20, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_EEB841F4E34247B184F8B605B52FECBB.
MLA: “Victory Garden; Victory Garden 2414.” 06/13/1999. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 20, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_EEB841F4E34247B184F8B605B52FECBB>.
APA: Victory Garden; Victory Garden 2414. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_EEB841F4E34247B184F8B605B52FECBB
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