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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 2328
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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 in the greenhouse displaying the new collection of coleus. He explains how they were started from cuttings and grown in a soil-less, pearlite mix.

In the garden, he shows invasive plants, such as wisteria, pachysandra, ivy and bamboo. In the woodland garden, there is a wonderful arching arbor that was created by using harvested bamboo canes. The arbor is supported with grounded, 1" galvanized pipes that are filled with canes. A 16-gauge copper wire fastens the bent canes together at the top, creating a graceful archway.

Bob Smaus is in Gilroy, California, the "garlic capital of the world" with Don Christopher. He describes how they farm and produce over 50 million pounds of garlic each year. Allium sativum 'California Early' is highlighted.

In Occidental, California, Bob visits with Chester Aaron, who grows over 80 types of garlic. Highlights:

Guatemalan garlic Venezuelan garlic 'Rocambole' (best taste) Russian Red Streak (hot) Spanish Roja (good taste) Russian Red Toch (Chester's favorite)

Roger Swain closes with plant-of-the-week miscanthus sinensis, 'Morning Light.'



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