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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 1804
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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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Roger Swain spreads pelletized limestone on the lawn to help keep the soil acid level neutral. He recommends 50 lbs per 1,000 square feet every three years. He also plants onions, recommending two varieties, Stuttgart and Copra for storage onions. He also plants shallots. Jim Wilson reports from Four Arts Garden in Miami. At VG South, Lucinda plants tomatoes and peppers.



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