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Victory Garden Previous Broadcasts

Light (Episode #3303Z)

KQED Life: Sun, Sep 29, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

Using light to your advantage in the garden is a skill. This week, VG at light in many different ways. Host Jamie Durie visits the renowned Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek, CA, to take a closer look at specimens that reflect light, absorb light, or bring light into your garden. Then, we tackle one of gardening's most persistent questions: what's a gardener to do with shade? Gardening correspondent Paul Epsom gives a primer on the many different types of shade, and how to choose the right plant for the right place. Our "Homegrown" segment this week features a Burmese salad with greens and herbs straight from the garden and greenhouse.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Sep 29, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

New (Episode #3302Z)

KQED Life: Sun, Sep 22, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

The best of the new! Jamie Durie takes viewers to Cornerstone Gardens one of North America's premier collections of exciting new garden design. Cornerstone presents gardeners with terrific, fresh ideas to bring home to their own spaces. Ever wonder how new plants make it onto nursery shelves? Gardening correspondent Paul Epsom explores the path from seed to retail sale when he visits an All-American Selection trial garden. This week's "Homegrown" segment features a husband and wife team that bring the farm to the table: Farmer Chris Kurth and chef Ana Sortun show resident chef Michel Nischan the glories of freshly-dug potatoes.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 28, 2013 -- 12:30 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Sep 22, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

Old (Episode #3301Z)

KQED Life: Sun, Sep 15, 2013 -- 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 21, 2013 -- 12:30 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Sep 15, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

Sky: Enjoy a variety of garden views (Episode #3209Z)

KQED Life: Sun, Sep 8, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

Forecast the weather when host Jamie Durie meets up with Boston-based weatherman David Epstein to learn about the latest, greatest tracking tools and how the weather and climate affect plant choices. Frame the perfect view after gardening correspondent Paul Epsom shows you how to design with sight in mind. Satisfy your sweet and spicy cravings with this recipe for savory jam made with fresh blackberries and jalapenos from Chef Mischel Nischan's garden.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 14, 2013 -- 12:30 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Sep 8, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

Easy: Simplify Your Garden with Tricks and Tips (Episode #3208Z)

KQED Life: Sun, Sep 1, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

Join host Jamie Durie at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, and learn how to "learn from the big guys" - garden tourists can recycle great ideas and put them to use in their own gardens. Decorate your late-season garden with bold ideas for fall containers provided by gardening correspondent Paul Epsom. Preserve the freshness when lifestyle co-host Sissy Biggers learns Chef Michel Nischan's tips on growing vegetables and pickling for the winter.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 7, 2013 -- 12:30 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Sep 1, 2013 -- 5:00 PM
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