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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 2418
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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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Landscape contractor Roger Cook tours a wheel-chair accessable garden with home gardener Kitty Stein in Lincoln, Massachusetts. Elin Vanderlip and her daughter Narcissa Vanderlip-Fuller give Bob Smaus a tour of their Italian villa and garden home in Palos Verdes, California. In the Victory Garden, Roger Swain admires the blooms on the water lillies and the Momo Botan water lotus known as the sacred lotus in India. The raspberries are ripening, but the sweet corn was in danger of being pre-harvested by racoons. Swain introduces the use of an electric fence charge (4,000 volts) to keep racoons out of the garden. Marian Morash, author of THE VICTORY GARDEN COOKBOOK, makes a corn salad.



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