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Victory Garden; Victory Garden 1903


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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 1903
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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

At VG South, Lucinda Mays checks out the trees with Callaway's staff arborist. he used a special saw which has each blade sharpened 3 ways. (Not commercially available, viewer would have to locate a company that sells equipment to arborists.) Lucinda also tours a local nursery in search of some native azaleas. At the Suburban Garden, Roger demonstrates training apple trees using weights and spreader sticks. He also talks about blueberry maintenance, cutting out 1/4 to 1/3 of the old canes annually and feeding with amonium sulfate (21-0-0) and muriate of potash (0-0-60).



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Chicago: “Victory Garden; Victory Garden 1903,” 04/12/1994, GBH Archives, accessed June 17, 2024,
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