Ready, set... Grow! For over three decades, PBS's Emmy Award-winning series has been dedicated to giving viewers the confidence and inspiration to roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty. VG offers viewers even more of the trusted gardening advice while offering up new and cutting edge information about the latest gardening trends, all guaranteed to get your garden growing.
Victory Garden Previous Broadcasts
Edible Gardens (Episode #3404Z)
KQED Life: Sun, Sep 30, 2012 -- 9:30 AM
This week, the program is digging in and showing you how to prepare, grow and feast from a victory garden of your own. Gardening correspondent Paul Epsom shares tips from New York's finest - the edible gardens at the New York Botanical Garden. The art of seed saving will enable you to grow the best from the past - magnificent varieties of antique flowers and heirlooms vegetables. Host Jamie Durie is in Sonoma California to tour the Cornerstone Festival of Gardens, which features garden ideas form the worlds' leading architects. And Chef Michel Nischan talks about potatoes in his "homegrown" segment, offering practical tips for how best to grow, cook and eat them.
- KQED Life: Sun, Sep 30, 2012 -- 5:00 PM
Light Up Your Garden (Episode #3403Z)
KQED Life: Sun, Sep 23, 2012 -- 9:30 AM
Host Jamie Durie visits the renowned Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek, California, to take a closer look at specimens that reflect light, absorb light or bring light into the garden. Meanwhile, gardening correspondent Paul Epsom is in New York City searching for a cleaner, greener Big Apple. The city is attempting to shrink its carbon footprint, and one of the ways it's succeeding is through the "Million Trees" initiative. The New York Restoration Project is behind this effort - planting trees one at a time - and it's starting to make a real difference. Finally, Chef Michel Nischan creates a delicious, healthy "three sisters" succotash featuring beans, corn and pumpkin.
- KQED Life: Sat, Sep 29, 2012 -- 12:30 PM
- KQED Life: Sun, Sep 23, 2012 -- 5:00 PM
Inspired Gardens (Episode #3402Z)
KQED Life: Sun, Sep 16, 2012 -- 9:30 AM
Jamie Durie demonstrates how to create a dramatic bougainvillea espalier, inspired by the Getty Museum in California. Gardening correspondent Paul Epsom takes viewers on a "seasonal walk" through the world-famous New York Botanical Garden to demonstrate how to sustain a low-maintenance seasonal border all year long. Resident chef Michel Nischan teams up with renowned Boston-based chef Barbara Lynch to dry vegetables for year-round use and stir them up into a hearty Italian summer minestra - a flavorful soup that uses the garden to its best advantage.
- KQED Life: Sat, Sep 22, 2012 -- 12:30 PM
- KQED Life: Sun, Sep 16, 2012 -- 5:00 PM
Perennial Favorites (Episode #3401Z)
KQED Life: Sun, Sep 9, 2012 -- 9:30 AM
Host Jamie Durie kicks off VG's 34th season with an exploration of the Huntington Botanical Gardens in California;he explains how to use the art of staging to put your plants in the spotlight. Then, gardening correspondent Paul Epsom tours the world-famous New York Botanical Garden, home to more than a million plants - including those in the vibrant, artist-inspired perennial gardens - and offers up his perennial favorites from this amazing collection. Are green, hard-to-ripen tomatoes left in your garden? Use them up before the cooler weather sets in. Resident chef Michel Nischan shares a recipe for green tomatoes that you won't want to miss!
- KQED Life: Sat, Sep 15, 2012 -- 12:30 PM
- KQED Life: Sun, Sep 9, 2012 -- 5:00 PM
Old (Episode #3301Z)
KQED Life: Sun, Sep 2, 2012 -- 9:30 AM
Old is new again. During World Wars I and II, home gardeners supported the effort abroad by growing their own vegetables to feed their families. Today, the Victory Garden movement continues - representing the need to work toward sustainability in an effort to connect the planet to the plate. Join host Jamie Durie as he visits San Francisco to see the installation of "Victory Gardens 2008" in front of City Hall's Civic Center. Jamie speaks with San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and renowned chef and passionate slow food advocate Alice Waters about this special city project. Then, gardening correspondent Paul Epsom visits Mixed Border Nursery in Hollis, NH, to show us how many old varieties of plants are still favorites today-- and how they've evolved through hybridization. Resident chef Michel Nischan's "Homegrown" segment features a master gardener whose greenhouse and garden supply a new restaurant.
- KQED Life: Sat, Sep 8, 2012 -- 12:30 PM
- KQED Life: Sun, Sep 2, 2012 -- 5:00 PM
Dry: Use Less Water In Your Landscape (Episode #3201Z)
KQED Life: Sat, Sep 1, 2012 -- 12:30 PM
Use less water in your landscape. Explore the Water Conservation Garden near San Diego, California, with host Jamie Durie and learn about xeriscaping: water-wise gardening. Learn how to create a dry-laid garden wall with hardscape experts, the Stone Guys. Grow a fire-wise garden in an area that's at risk for wildland fires. Eat healthy with chef Michel Nischan - who shows you a Native American-style "Three Sisters" garden that features corn, squash and beans.