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Welcome to grow, cook, eat, arrange, the weekly podcast from gardener, writer, teacher,and cook, Sarah Raven. Over the last two decades, Sarah has led the way by introducing a new kind of productive gardening which places emphasis on intense colour, sophistication, and achievability. Recorded at the beautiful Perch Hill Farm in Sussex, Sarah talks with special guests from across garden design, floristry, food, ecology, conservation, and more. Brimming with top tips and helpful hints, listen and learn how to create your most productive garden ever. You can find out more about the products discussed in each episode or get in touch by visiting the website: https://www.sarahraven.com/

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Welcome to grow, cook, eat, arrange, the weekly podcast from gardener, writer, teacher,and cook, Sarah Raven. Over the last two decades, Sarah has led the way by introducing a new kind of productive gardening which places emphasis on intense colour, sophistication, and achievability. Recorded at the beautiful Perch Hill Farm in Sussex, Sarah talks with special guests from across garden design, floristry, food, ecology, conservation, and more. Brimming with top tips and helpful hints, listen and learn how to create your most productive garden ever. You can find out more about the products discussed in each episode or get in touch by visiting the website: https://www.sarahraven.com/

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English


Episodes
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A look ahead to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show with Arthur Parkinson - Episode 172

5/16/2024
May is all about the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, and we’ll be bringing the abundant beauty of Perch Hill’s cutting garden to our trade stand. That’s why in this week’s ‘grow, cook, eat, arrange’, Sarah and Arthur are taking an exciting look forward to our spot at the show, the hard work it’s taken to prepare, and highlights of what you can expect to see across the week-long spectacle. In this episode, discover: Order Sarah’s book - A Year Full of Flowers: https://bit.ly/2TWHJcz Order Sarah’s new book - A Year Full of Veg: https://www.sarahraven.com/products/sarah-ravens-a-year-full-of-veg Products mentioned: Calendula officinalis 'Indian Prince': https://www.sarahraven.com/products/calendula-officinalis-indian-prince Calendula officinalis 'Sunset Buff': https://www.sarahraven.com/products/calendula-officinalis-sunset-buff Salvia viridis 'Blue Monday': https://www.sarahraven.com/products/salvia-viridis-blue Petunia 'Tidal Wave Red Velour' F1: https://www.sarahraven.com/products/petunia-tidal-wave-f1-red-velour Get in touch: info@sarahraven.com Shop on the Sarah Raven Website: http://bit.ly/3jvbaeu Follow Sarah: https://www.instagram.com/sarahravensgarden/

Duration:00:17:50

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Q&A: How should I propagate Dianthus ‘Green Wicky’? What should I do now with my spring bulbs? What’s the best time and depth to plan out my dahlias? What edibles should I harvest now?

5/14/2024
Welcome to May’s monthly Q&A podcast, where once again Sarah & Josie chime in with answers to listeners’ burning questions. This time round, Josie shares the key to propagating the stunning Dianthus ‘Green Wicky’, and we explain what you should do with spring bulbs now that they’ve gone over - and it’s not to throw them away! Also in this month’s episode, it’s dahlia planting time and Josie explains how best to plant them in terms of depth and distance apart, and Sarah gives us the comprehensive rundown on what’s being harvested to eat right now. Get in touch: info@sarahraven.com Shop on the Sarah Raven Website: http://bit.ly/3jvbaeu Follow Sarah: https://www.instagram.com/sarahravensgarden/

Duration:00:06:48

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The charming revival of Victorian cloches with Beth Gregg - Episode 171

5/9/2024
The Victorian era gave the horticultural world one of the most charming designs for the cloche, or cold frame - a charm that’s being renewed by the wonderful Beth Gregg. Arthur Parkinson hails Beth as the ‘Goddess of Cloches’ through her faithful revival of those original designs with Claverton Cloches. In this week’s ‘grow, cook, eat, arrange’, learn what earns the cloche its spot in any garden, and how Beth breathes new life into an oft-overlooked apparatus. In this episode, discover: Order Sarah’s book - A Year Full of Flowers: https://bit.ly/2TWHJcz Order Sarah’s new book - A Year Full of Veg: https://www.sarahraven.com/products/sarah-ravens-a-year-full-of-veg Claverton Cloches: https://www.clavertoncloches.com/ https://www.instagram.com/clavertoncloches/ Get in touch: info@sarahraven.com Shop on the Sarah Raven Website: http://bit.ly/3jvbaeu Follow Sarah: https://www.instagram.com/sarahravensgarden/

Duration:00:26:26

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Our 30 Year legacy at Perch Hill with Adam Nicolson - Episode 170

5/2/2024
The 4th of May marks a very special day at Perch Hill, particularly this year - it’s 30 years since Sarah and Adam first arrived and started making history here. Perch Hill looks so vastly different to how it began in 1994, as it’s taken shape over the decades, and in this week’s ‘grow, cook, eat, arrange’ Sarah & Adam share stories from their time here so far, the many phases that Perch Hill has seen, and how the garden in particular has developed. In this episode, learn: Order Sarah’s book - A Year Full of Flowers: https://bit.ly/2TWHJcz Order Sarah’s new book - A Year Full of Veg: https://www.sarahraven.com/products/sarah-ravens-a-year-full-of-veg Get in touch: info@sarahraven.com Shop on the Sarah Raven Website: http://bit.ly/3jvbaeu Follow Sarah: https://www.instagram.com/sarahravensgarden/

Duration:00:17:55

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This month in your garden: May

5/1/2024
With overnight frosts receding, the opportunities in your garden throughout May are among the most exciting all year. For May’s ‘Monthly Jobs’ episode of ‘grow, cook, eat, arrange’, join Sarah and Josie for a run through the month’s most exciting errands, from planting out half-hardy dahlias and tomatoes, to preparing your pots, and how to handle the influx of slugs and snails.. Get in touch: info@sarahraven.com Shop on the Sarah Raven Website: http://bit.ly/3jvbaeu Follow Sarah: https://www.instagram.com/sarahravensgarden/

Duration:00:06:32

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Simple, delicious recipes with your own grown veg - Episode 169

4/25/2024
With spring racing onwards, the window in which to plant out your half-hardy seeds is upon us, and it’s a time that should spark joy in the imaginations of veg gardeners. This week on grow, cook, eat, arrange, half-hardy vegetables take centre stage - Sarah takes us through the 6 must-have categories of veg, and shares an array of mouth-watering recipes perfect for the avid kitchen gardener. In this episode, discover: Order Sarah’s book - A Year Full of Flowers: https://bit.ly/2TWHJcz Order Sarah’s new book - A Year Full of Veg: https://www.sarahraven.com/products/sarah-ravens-a-year-full-of-veg Products mentioned: Tomato 'Black Russian': https://www.sarahraven.com/products/tomato-black-russian Tomato 'Sungold': https://www.sarahraven.com/products/tomato-sungold Tomato 'Garnet': https://www.sarahraven.com/products/tomato-garnet Cucumber 'La Diva': https://www.sarahraven.com/products/cucumber-la-diva Pea 'Nairobi': https://www.sarahraven.com/products/pea-nairobi Sweet Basil: https://www.sarahraven.com/products/basil-sweet Courgette 'Romanesco': https://www.sarahraven.com/products/courgette-romanesco Courgette 'Soleil' F1: https://www.sarahraven.com/products/courgette-soleil-f1 Courgette 'Bianca di Trieste': https://www.sarahraven.com/products/courgette-bianca-di-trieste Tulip 'White Valley' syn 'Exotic Emperor': https://www.sarahraven.com/products/tulip-white-valley Carrot 'Nantes 5': https://www.sarahraven.com/products/carrot-nantes-5 Get in touch: info@sarahraven.com Shop on the Sarah Raven Website: http://bit.ly/3jvbaeu Follow Sarah: https://www.instagram.com/sarahravensgarden/

Duration:00:19:43

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Perfect plants for flawless, fabulous and fragrant floristry with Simon Lycett - Episode 168

4/18/2024
Early May is on its way, bringing a fresh bloom of fragrant and fabulous flowers. It’s this abundance of impact and perfume on which Simon Lycett thrives. His style of floristry is so striking, and one from which we cannot fail but to learn - Simon joins us to share his highlights of the spring season and how you can choose the perfect varieties to create your own stunning arrangements. In this episode, discover: Connect with Simon: https://www.instagram.com/simonlycett Get in touch: info@sarahraven.com Shop on the Sarah Raven Website: http://bit.ly/3jvbaeu Follow Sarah: https://www.instagram.com/sarahravensgarden/

Duration:00:19:08

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Q&A: How should I best sow sweet peas? What’s best to plant out in April for instant impact? Which seeds should I sow now in the garden, and for cut flowers in containers?

4/16/2024
Welcome back to our monthly Q&A podcast episodes for April, where Sarah and Josie answer questions from you, our lovely listeners. In this month’s episode, Sarah turns her attention to sweet peas as she shares how deep to sow seeds, and how far apart to sow them based on our trials at Perch Hill. Also this month, we hear which plants are ideal for planting out in April, particularly those that bring instant impact. Sarah takes us through what seeds should be sown now, from the ornamental garden featuring erigeron to the kitchen garden with kales and flat leaf parsley. Josie also shares a wonderful selection of seeds that are ideal for growing cut flowers in containers, with a lovely mention for the likes of the cosmos sonata series. Get in touch: info@sarahraven.com Shop on the Sarah Raven Website: http://bit.ly/3jvbaeu Follow Sarah: https://www.instagram.com/sarahravensgarden/

Duration:00:07:31

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Perfect Pairings of Companion Plants with Arthur Parkinson - Episode 167

4/11/2024
For any organic gardener, companion planting is one of the most essential, rewarding and productive ways to ward off bugs and fungal infections. As the seasons are beginning to turn, it’s a wonderful time to recap the importance and joy of companion planting - Sarah is joined once again by Arthur Parkinson, where we revisit classic combinations, and share some unconventional pairings that you might not have considered. In this episode, discover: Order Sarah’s book - A Year Full of Flowers: https://bit.ly/2TWHJcz Order Sarah’s new book - A Year Full of Veg: https://www.sarahraven.com/products/sarah-ravens-a-year-full-of-veg Products mentioned: Tagetes tenuifoila 'Red Gem': https://www.sarahraven.com/products/tagetes-red-gem Tagetes tenuifolia 'Tangerine Gem': https://www.sarahraven.com/products/tagetes-tenuifolia-tangerine-gem Tagetes patula 'Linnaeus Burning Embers': https://www.sarahraven.com/products/tagetes-linnaeus Salvia x jamensis 'Nachtvlinder': https://www.sarahraven.com/products/salvia-x-jamensis-nachtvlinder Sweet Basil: https://www.sarahraven.com/products/basil-sweet Tagetes minuta: https://www.sarahraven.com/products/tagetes-minuta Get in touch: info@sarahraven.com Shop on the Sarah Raven Website: http://bit.ly/3jvbaeu Follow Sarah: https://www.instagram.com/sarahravensgarden/

Duration:00:17:09

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Draw Inspiration from The Pig’s Incredible Kitchen Garden with Ollie Hutson - Episode 166

4/4/2024
For those with a vegetable garden, The Pig’s offering is a source of inspiration and envy among many, all of which thrives under the watchful eye of Group Head Gardener, Ollie Hutson. This week’s ‘grow, cook, eat, arrange’ brings us a fantastic array of tips and recipes to take from Ollie’s expertise and bring into our own growing and cooking, drawing on a love of the natural world that’s spanned his entire life. In this episode, discover: Ollie Huston: https://twitter.com/olliehutson85 The Pig: https://www.thepighotel.com/ Order Sarah’s book - A Year Full of Flowers: https://bit.ly/2TWHJcz Order Sarah’s new book - A Year Full of Veg: https://www.sarahraven.com/products/sarah-ravens-a-year-full-of-veg Get in touch: info@sarahraven.com Shop on the Sarah Raven Website: http://bit.ly/3jvbaeu Follow Sarah: https://www.instagram.com/sarahravensgarden/

Duration:00:15:24

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This month in your garden: April

4/1/2024
Light levels are increasing and life in the garden is well and truly bustling, which makes this time of year such a joyful one for gardeners! Returning to our ‘Monthly Jobs’ series, this month’s episode sees Sarah & Josie share which flowers and edibles are perfect for sowing at this stage of the year, as well as how to revitalise your whopper pots once the Tulips go over. Get in touch: info@sarahraven.com Shop on the Sarah Raven Website: http://bit.ly/3jvbaeu Follow Sarah: https://www.instagram.com/sarahravensgarden/

Duration:00:05:18

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Biodiversity Tips from Knepp Wilding with Charlie Harpur and Adam Nicolson - Episode 165

3/28/2024
Knepp plays host to one of the most breathtaking rewilding projects in Britain, and from it we can take such inspiration to channel into our own green spaces. Sharing the evolution of the project from its initial thousand species and how you can encourage biodiversity in your garden is Charlie Harpur - Knepp’s Head Gardener joins Sarah this week alongside her husband, Adam Nicolson. In this episode, discover: Follow Charlie: https://www.instagram.com/charlie.harpur/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/charles-harpur/ Knepp Rewilding Project: https://knepp.co.uk/rewilding/ Order Sarah’s book - A Year Full of Flowers: https://bit.ly/2TWHJcz Order Sarah’s new book - A Year Full of Veg: https://www.sarahraven.com/products/sarah-ravens-a-year-full-of-veg Get in touch: info@sarahraven.com Shop on the Sarah Raven Website: http://bit.ly/3jvbaeu Follow Sarah: https://www.instagram.com/sarahravensgarden/

Duration:00:34:59

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The Beginner Gardener’s Dream Flowers to Sow with Jemima Bowker - Episode 164

3/21/2024
Our Events and Horti Marketing Manager, Jemima Bowker has been gardening for a few years now, and her perspective on the floral world is shared by many a beginner gardener. That’s why this week’s ‘grow, cook, eat, arrange’ is dedicated to the 12 flowers that are absolutely essential for newcomers to gardening. From the fast growers to the fragrant showstoppers, this episode is brimming with simple, easy to grow and wholeheartedly rewarding varieties. In this episode, discover: Order Sarah’s book - A Year Full of Flowers: https://bit.ly/2TWHJcz Order Sarah’s new book - A Year Full of Veg: https://www.sarahraven.com/products/sarah-ravens-a-year-full-of-veg Get in touch: info@sarahraven.com Shop on the Sarah Raven Website: http://bit.ly/3jvbaeu Follow Sarah: https://www.instagram.com/sarahravensgarden/

Duration:00:33:09

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Q&A: Should I pinch out tall, leggy seedlings? What are your favourite spring plants?

3/19/2024
Welcome back to the March Q&A podcast episodes, in which Sarah and Josie are once again answering your burning questions. This time around, we’re looking at pinching out seedlings like cosmos, whether they should be pinched out when they’re tall and leggy, and if there are certain seedlings which shouldn’t be pinched. Also in this episode, you’ll discover a short, sweet and stunning selection of Sarah & Josie’s favourite varieties for spring, from Sarah’s beloved amelanchiers to Josie’s must-have narcissi. Get in touch: info@sarahraven.com Shop on the Sarah Raven Website: http://bit.ly/3jvbaeu Follow Sarah: https://www.instagram.com/sarahravensgarden/

Duration:00:07:33

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Standout Seedlings to Sow and Grow This Year with Arthur Parkinson - Episode 163

3/14/2024
One of gardening’s great joys is sowing from seed, planting out and seeing those seeds thrive, and this year brings a lovely variety of new favourites to sow. Arthur joins Sarah this week as we look at which new stunners and old favourites you’ll want to sow this year, and when to plant out each variety for them to deliver maximum glamour. In this episode, discover: Order Sarah’s book - A Year Full of Flowers: https://bit.ly/2TWHJcz Order Sarah’s new book - A Year Full of Veg: https://www.sarahraven.com/products/sarah-ravens-a-year-full-of-veg Products mentioned: Cobaea scandens https://www.sarahraven.com/products/cobaea-scandens-purple Climbing French Bean 'Monte Gusto' https://www.sarahraven.com/products/french-bean-monte-gusto Thunbergia alata 'African Sunset' https://www.sarahraven.com/products/thunbergia-african-sunset Schizanthus x wisetonensis 'Dr. Badger's Hybrids' Mix (Butterfly Plant) https://www.sarahraven.com/products/schizanthus-dr-badger Zinnia elegans 'Queeny Mixed' https://www.sarahraven.com/products/zinnia-elegans-queeny-mixed Setaria 'Caramel' https://www.sarahraven.com/products/setaria-caramel Dahlia 'Adam's Choice' https://www.sarahraven.com/products/dahlia-adams-choice Dahlia 'Klara Zak' https://www.sarahraven.com/products/dahlia-klara-zak Get in touch: info@sarahraven.com Shop on the Sarah Raven Website: http://bit.ly/3jvbaeu Follow Sarah: https://www.instagram.com/sarahravensgarden/

Duration:00:18:06

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Celebrating the Wonderful Women of the Gardening World - Episode 162

3/7/2024
Over the course of the podcast, we’ve featured a huge number of remarkable women, inspiring the world in everything from natural-style textiles to award-winning garden design. In this very special episode of ‘grow, cook, eat, arrange’, we bring you a selection of our favourite clips from previous episodes, shining a light on the fabulous female horticulturalists and entrepreneurs leading the way in the gardening world. In this episode, discover: Get in touch: info@sarahraven.com Shop on the Sarah Raven Website: http://bit.ly/3jvbaeu Follow Sarah: https://www.instagram.com/sarahravensgarden/ Get in touch: info@sarahraven.com Shop on the Sarah Raven Website: http://bit.ly/3jvbaeu Follow Sarah: https://www.instagram.com/sarahravensgarden/

Duration:00:20:12

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Q&A: What are the best potted plants? Are there dahlias you would recommend growing from seed? Which plants are ideal for shade?

3/5/2024
Welcome to the first of March’s Q&A podcast episodes, where Head Gardener Josie Lewis joins Sarah to directly answer questions from our listeners. In this month’s episode, we look at the plant varieties best suited to pots with consideration for both small tabletop and larger floor pots, Sarah & Josie share the Dahlias that they’d most recommend growing from seed, and we discover the perfect plants for varying levels of shade. Get in touch: info@sarahraven.com Shop on the Sarah Raven Website: http://bit.ly/3jvbaeu Follow Sarah: https://www.instagram.com/sarahravensgarden/

Duration:00:10:06

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This month in your garden: March

2/29/2024
Whether you’re growing edibles or ornamentals, March is a busy month for getting into the garden. Building on our ‘Monthly Jobs’ series so far, Sarah & Josie return to share what you should focus on in March. In this month’s episode, learn which of the edible crops are ready to sow out as soon as possible, from your chitted potatoes to your half-hardy veg, discover which flowers need planting and pruning with special care for frost, and much more to keep you busy! Get in touch: info@sarahraven.com Shop on the Sarah Raven Website: http://bit.ly/3jvbaeu Follow Sarah: https://www.instagram.com/sarahravensgarden/

Duration:00:11:14

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Highlights from Our Spring and Summer Range - Episode 161

2/29/2024
The spring and summer ahead of us is a glorious opportunity to let our gardens sing with colours anew, and in this week’s podcast, Sarah & Arthur share how to select the very best for your space. The Spring & Summer Catalogue takes centre stage on ‘grow, cook, eat, arrange’, as we hear about the best brand new collections, some of Arthur’s stalwart favourites, and which of this year’s floral highlights have brought Sarah the most joy. In this episode, discover: Get in touch: info@sarahraven.com Shop on the Sarah Raven Website: http://bit.ly/3jvbaeu Follow Sarah: https://www.instagram.com/sarahravensgarden/

Duration:00:23:17

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Connecting with Nature Through Trees with Arit Anderson and Henrik Sjöman - Episode 160

2/22/2024
Trees hold a special place in our ecosystem not only for their environmental impact, but the emotional connection we all make with trees in our earliest years. It’s for exactly these reasons that choosing the right tree can enrich any garden, regardless of size. Arit Anderson and Henrik Sjöman have combined their passions and expertise, culminating in ‘The Essential Tree Selection Guide’, and the pair join us on ‘grow, cook, eat, arrange’ to share the joys of finding the perfect tree, and why it matters now more than ever. In this episode, discover: Get in touch: info@sarahraven.com Shop on the Sarah Raven Website: http://bit.ly/3jvbaeu Follow Sarah: https://www.instagram.com/sarahravensgarden/

Duration:00:32:21