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Victory Garden Previous Broadcasts
Dark (Episode #3304Z)
KQED Life: Sun, Feb 26, 2012 -- 9:30 AM
This week, we're keeping you in the dark! Deep, dark chocolate and black plants look great in any garden. Join Jamie as he visits the San Francisco Botanical Garden to see how they've worked dark plants into their collections. Paul Epsom shows off his favorite groundcover for dark locations. Got shade? Get moss! Starting a beautiful moss garden is easier than you think when you've got the right conditions. Not enough room in the city to grow everything you'd like? Chef Michel Nischan's "Homegrown" segment this week introduces you to the best farmer's market in New England, in the heart of Boston - where you'll learn to select the best, diverse produce with renowned chef Barbara Lynch.
- KQED Life: Sun, Feb 26, 2012 -- 5:00 PM
Soft (Episode #3305Z)
KQED Life: Sun, Feb 19, 2012 -- 9:30 AM
What's SOFTscaping? Plainly said, it's anything that's not hardscape in the garden. But certain types of plants are better at softening than others. Gardening correspondent Paul Epsom visits a specialty grass nursery in New Hampshire to see some best bets; there, he learns how grasses are year-round showstoppers. Host Jamie Durie visits the world-famous Filoli gardens in northern California to learn how good plant choices are used to soften design. Resident chef Michel Nischan shares a not-to-be-missed recipe for green, hard-to-ripen tomatoes left in the garden.
- KQED Life: Sat, Feb 25, 2012 -- 12:30 PM
- KQED Life: Sun, Feb 19, 2012 -- 5:00 PM
Edible (Episode #3306Z)
KQED Life: Sun, Feb 12, 2012 -- 9:30 AM
Edible gardens are making a comeback as the cost of food skyrockets. This week, four different stories feature edible gardening. Host Jamie Durie visits COPIA, the American Center for Food and Wine. There, he tours their extensive vegetable gardens and orchards to learn about the COPIA philosophy and especially the innovative beds that feature herbs, ornamentals and edibles together. Gardening correspondent Paul Epsom visits an herb nursery, where he learns about unique selections. This week's "Homegrown" segment shares a technique that will teach viewers how to dry in-season produce for use throughout the winter. Then, Jamie learns about the benefits of compost tea in the garden.
- KQED Life: Sun, Feb 12, 2012 -- 5:00 PM
Earth: Celebrate The Earth (Episode #3211Z)
KQED Life: Sun, Feb 5, 2012 -- 9:30 AM
Make any day Arbor Day after host Jamie Durie visits the Massachusetts Horticultural Society to explain how to choose and plant the right tree for the right spot. Teach future generations about the importance of preserving the earth with gardening tips for kids from lifestyle co-host Sissy Biggers. Dig up some worms at the Water Conservation Garden at California's Cuyamaca College with Jamie's advice on vermiculture: worm-driven composting. Eat raw right from the garden with chef Michel Nischan.
- KQED Life: Sat, Feb 11, 2012 -- 12:30 PM
- KQED Life: Sun, Feb 5, 2012 -- 5:00 PM
Friends: Entertain with a Twist (Episode #3210Z)
KQED Life: Sat, Feb 4, 2012 -- 12:30 PM
Join homeowners Chris and Mindy Johnston of Medford, Mass., on a quest for the perfect deck and watch the transformations made by host Jamie Durie and gardener Kip Anderson. Follow chef Michel Nischan's simple steps to bring color to any party with these crisp appetizers. Shake things up as lifestyle co-host Sissy Biggers demonstrates her recipe for a fresh Bloody Mary, perfect for entertaining friends.
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