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Crockett's Victory Garden
Victory Garden 142
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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

After taking a peek at the progress of those delicious and ornamental Alpine strawberry plants, Jim Crockett demonstrates a method of banishing mealy bugs from a jade plant using a cotton swab dipped in alcohol. It’s time to order seeds for this summer’s garden, and Jim guides you through the intricacies of how to spot a good seed catalog and then how to use it. He explains how to understand the terminology and warns against the catalogs’ overuse of descriptive superlatives. Get you pencil and paper ready when Jim begins his list of what he’ll be ordering for Crockett’s Victory Garden, including some old favorites and some new varieties.

A once overfed grape ivy that suffered the shock of starvation comes to a humane end in the plant infirmary, but all ends happily as Jim displays a vigorously healthy specimen.

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