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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 2523
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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

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Advice on tree planting has changed much over the years. The latest advice suggests that the best time to fertilize trees is during the fall. Roger feeds young tree seedlings with a slow-release fertilizer and transplants another into a larger container with equal parts of peat, compost, sand and bark nuggets.

Bob Smaus is in Seattle, WA, with garden writer/flower arranger Valerie Easton; they tour her gardens and pick various flowers and foliage to create arrangements.

Roger plants tulip bulbs in a bed designated specifically for cutting; he plants the bulbs 6 - 8” deep.

Roger highlights various lettuces in the garden, specifically ‘buttercrunch.'

Chef Marian is visiting Arrows Restaurant while chef/owner Mark Gaier creates a trio of lettuces (see below).

Roger closes with plants-of-the-week: Amaranthus caudatus ‘love-lies-bleeding' and Ricinus communis ‘carmencita.'

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