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Crockett's Victory Garden; Victory Garden 143


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Crockett's Victory Garden
Victory Garden 143
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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

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“If you think orchids are difficult or mysterious, reconsider,” says Jim. “It’s easy to grow these fascinating plants in a house.” Orchids are jungle plants that take moisture out of the air, so they like high humidity. Jim offers some tips on how to create a moist environment for them without turning your house into a steambath. Their one drawback is that they bloom only once a year, so you must grow many different kinds to have flowers all year. But with 25,000 orchid species in the world, you should find plenty to choose from. “Once you get bitten by the orchid bug,” says Crockett, “you’ll become an orchid fancier yourself.”

Jim continues with his seed list for the vegetable garden, and in the clinic a Reiger begonia sheds its old soil.

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