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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 2308
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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 is at the suburban garden among generous blossoms of allium 'aflatunense.' He recommends deadheading the spent blossoms for "population control."

In the new "pocket garden," Roger plants a brugmansia sp. It will soon dangle with large, apricot-colored trumpet flowers. This plant can be obtained at a good garden center.

In the cottage garden, Roger plants clematis 'General Sikorski,' a blue hybrid. It will grow and intertwine with the nearby orange/yellow rose, 'polka,' as the two clamor up the arbor. It likes its head in the sun and its feet in the shade. To keep the clematis roots cool, Roger will mulch it with wood chips. He plants the crown 2" below the soil and gingerly stakes it to the trellis.

Roger prunes a nearby dwarf pine, pinus densiflora. He nips of the tops of the newly formed "candles" to maintain its lush, dense, level top.

In the shady nook of the garden, Roger will plant and train a cornus mas 'golden glory' into an espalier against a new trellis.

Lucinda Mays is at Callaway Gardens to harvest radiccio 'red surprise', cress 'upland', escarole 'coral', mache 'gala', swiss chard 'bright lights' and mustard greens 'red giant.'

She demonstrates how to plant a flat of edible greens. In a flat filled lined with agriculture fabric, she mixes commercial potting soil with compost and slow release fertilizer. She scatters seeds of collards, swiss chard and mustard. Water and put into the shade until seeds sprout, then eventually place in full sun.

Roger Swain is in the vegetable garden turning back the row cover over the onions 'Kelsae Sweet Giant.' The cover has provided extra heat that will help in producing larger onions. He also plants tomatoes, 'rose.'

Roger Swain closes in the wooded area with plant-of-the- week, azalea 'White Lights.'



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