The Victory Garden
Roger Swain opens this week's Victory Garden by showing viewers the secret to pruning an apple tree. Landscape contractor, Roger Cook, visits to help replace the Bradford pear tree destroyed last spring with a cherry tree and offers tips for choosing and measuring trees for planting. In sunny Mill Valley, California Bob Smaus meets with produce coordinator James Parker to tour one of a chain of grocery stores specializing in organic foods. Expensive as these vegetables and fruits are, Roger Swain demonstrates how viewers can start, organize, and nurture their own vegetable gardens and ends this episode by reviewing techniques for planting grass. [26 minutes]
This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.
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Series Description: THE VICTORY GARDEN, television's longest-running gardening program, continues to inspire viewers to roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty. Hosted by Australian gardening and television sensation Jamie Durie, its simple, easy lessons help seasoned and amateur gardeners alike make the most of their outdoor spaces in a way that respects and preserves the environment for future generations.
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