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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 2307
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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 is at "Lake Victory" to do some pond-keeping. He prunes cat tails, water lillies, iris and lizard tail. He plants a water lotus 'momo butan' in a large plastic container (drainage holes are not necessary). He uses heavy, dense garden soil with slow-release fertilizer tablets. The lotus is covered with pebbles to anchor the plant as it's lowered into the pond. It should be covered with water between 2" - 18." The lotus blossoms with last about one week, in mid-summer.

Roger sows carrots 'Nelson' in the vegetable garden. After adding sand to the soil to lighten it, he sows the seeds very thinly and covers them with a soil-less mix. He covers this with a piece of floating row cover; keep moist.

Bob Smaus is in Goleta, California, with organic gardener Michael Ableman. They tour his crops of cherimoya, clementine mandarins, asparagus, artichokes, peach trees, strawberries, avocados, and a weed path that provides for beneficial insects. Mr. Ableman is the author of On Good Land: The Autobiography of an Urban Farm.

Roger harvests spinach 'Bolero' for Chef Marian's recipe:

Roger is in the woodland area showcasing scented blossoms of Daphne 'Carol Mackie'; fothergilla gardenii 'blue mist'; epimedium x versicolor 'sulphureum' and pulmonaria officinalis 'sissinghurst white.'



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