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Grow, cook, eat, arrange with Sarah Raven & Arthur Parkinson

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Welcome to "Grow, cook, eat, arrange" the brand new podcast by gardeners Sarah Raven and Arthur Parkinson, who've worked together for nearly ten years at the beautiful Perch Hill Farm in the South of England. Sarah loves gardening in general but growing produce both food and flowers is the part she loves the most. She also loves to cook straight forward garden-picked food every day with the minimal amount of ingredients and palava but the greatest amount of taste! Arthur is Sarah's florist who picks beautiful arrangements for photoshoots and open days at the farm, from buckets of scented sweet peas to huge armfulls of dahlias and towering gladiolus.We'll be releasing a new episode every Friday, featuring a relaxed informative chat between Sarah & Arthur across a variety of topics. They'll focus on their favourite flowers currently growing in the garden and the tastiest produce on the veg slope at Perch Hill. They'll talk about how to sow or grow them as well as how to harvest or arrange them, adding their favourite tips or methods along the way. As well as chatting about gardening and growing, Sarah will give you some of her favourite recipes full of food you can produce. So whatever gardening you're into, whatever size your garden is, or whatever level of experience you have, there'll be something for everybody. You can find out more about the products used in the episodes and get in touch via our website. Enjoy the show! Website: https://www.sarahraven.com/

Welcome to "Grow, cook, eat, arrange" the brand new podcast by gardeners Sarah Raven and Arthur Parkinson, who've worked together for nearly ten years at the beautiful Perch Hill Farm in the South of England. Sarah loves gardening in general but growing produce both food and flowers is the part she loves the most. She also loves to cook straight forward garden-picked food every day with the minimal amount of ingredients and palava but the greatest amount of taste! Arthur is Sarah's florist who picks beautiful arrangements for photoshoots and open days at the farm, from buckets of scented sweet peas to huge armfulls of dahlias and towering gladiolus.We'll be releasing a new episode every Friday, featuring a relaxed informative chat between Sarah & Arthur across a variety of topics. They'll focus on their favourite flowers currently growing in the garden and the tastiest produce on the veg slope at Perch Hill. They'll talk about how to sow or grow them as well as how to harvest or arrange them, adding their favourite tips or methods along the way. As well as chatting about gardening and growing, Sarah will give you some of her favourite recipes full of food you can produce. So whatever gardening you're into, whatever size your garden is, or whatever level of experience you have, there'll be something for everybody. You can find out more about the products used in the episodes and get in touch via our website. Enjoy the show! Website: https://www.sarahraven.com/

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Welcome to "Grow, cook, eat, arrange" the brand new podcast by gardeners Sarah Raven and Arthur Parkinson, who've worked together for nearly ten years at the beautiful Perch Hill Farm in the South of England. Sarah loves gardening in general but growing produce both food and flowers is the part she loves the most. She also loves to cook straight forward garden-picked food every day with the minimal amount of ingredients and palava but the greatest amount of taste! Arthur is Sarah's florist who picks beautiful arrangements for photoshoots and open days at the farm, from buckets of scented sweet peas to huge armfulls of dahlias and towering gladiolus.We'll be releasing a new episode every Friday, featuring a relaxed informative chat between Sarah & Arthur across a variety of topics. They'll focus on their favourite flowers currently growing in the garden and the tastiest produce on the veg slope at Perch Hill. They'll talk about how to sow or grow them as well as how to harvest or arrange them, adding their favourite tips or methods along the way. As well as chatting about gardening and growing, Sarah will give you some of her favourite recipes full of food you can produce. So whatever gardening you're into, whatever size your garden is, or whatever level of experience you have, there'll be something for everybody. You can find out more about the products used in the episodes and get in touch via our website. Enjoy the show! Website: https://www.sarahraven.com/

Language:

English


Episodes

Fruit Blossom, Pumpkins & Squash - Episode 12

4/22/2021
At a time of year where the last of the frost is behind us, it’s a fantastic opportunity to grow your own wonderful pumpkins and squash, and the best thing is that they’re brilliant for gardens of all sizes. Even better, pairing these with a fruit blossom can bring you both edible veg and delightful songbirds. In this next episode of ‘grow, cook, eat, arrange’, Sarah and Arthur share the best ways to grow a healthy pumpkin, assemble a delicious squash tip frittata, and create a canopy of...

Duration:00:21:06

Early Tulips & Forcing Potatoes with Anna Potter - Episode 11

4/15/2021
With the spring season fast approaching, this week seemed a fitting time to consider our pick of the early tulips to bring some spring colour to your garden. Helping us to choose our favourites on this episode is a wonderful guest with a background in fine art and floristry, Anna Potter. As the artistic eye behind Swallows & Damsons, Anna shares her journey to building her own floristry company utilising her photography skills to create a ‘visual diary’, and we hear how to chit potatoes and...

Duration:00:30:21

Companion Planting & Edible Flowers with Sarah Raven and Arthur Parkinson - Episode 10

4/8/2021
Companion planting is a win-win situation - you bring even more beautiful flowers into your garden, and they help each other to bloom. From pests to mildew to black spot, there’s a number of dangers that careful companion planting can solve naturally. In this episode of ‘grow, cook, eat, arrange’, Sarah and Arthur offer tips on how to pick plants to protect one another, and Sarah gives us a Fish Cake recipe that offers a natural alternative to black pepper - the delicious Nasturtium. In...

Duration:00:25:35

Mint and Cosmos with Mark Diacono - Episode 9

4/1/2021
We’re delighted to welcome a very special guest onto ‘grow, cook, eat, arrange’ this week, someone whose award-winning talent as a food writer, grower and photographer is matched by his enthusiasm for full-flavoured recipes - Mark Diacono. From a slip of the tongue that led to the inception of his ‘Charlie Mojito’, to complementing mint with lovely cosmos, and tips for growing each for yourself, this episode offers an entertaining snapshot of Mark’s passionate plant-growing at Otter Farm,...

Duration:00:23:37

Narcissi and Purple Sprouting Broccoli with Sarah Raven & Arthur Parkinson - Episode 8

3/25/2021
If you’re looking to naturalise your garden with a sea of bulbs that even have a great vase life, then narcissi are a wonderful addition to your greenery. While some varieties fit the description of ‘rubber duck yellow’, those with rich colour and a rousing scent earn the respect of Sarah and Arthur. For this week’s edible veg, we hear about purple sprouting broccoli which, even during a time of year where it is notably harder to grow-your-own vegetables, is incredibly generous. Hear how...

Duration:00:17:27

Sowing Annuals for Birds and Courgettes with Sarah Raven & Arthur Parkinson - Episode 7

3/18/2021
Our gardens have so much potential to become an oasis for birds and bees, and you don’t have to sacrifice aesthetic beauty to make this happen. Arthur considers a butterfly or a bee on a flower similar to Gucci jewellery for your garden, so combining glamour and wildlife can be particularly rewarding; and now is the perfect time to sow for a bustling summer garden. Also discussed this week are courgettes - a particularly easy vegetable to sow with a wonderful range of recipes to use them...

Duration:00:28:21

Rhubarb and Dahlias with Sarah Raven & Arthur Parkinson - Episode 6

3/11/2021
One of the key players in a colour-packed garden, and a true love of Sarah and Arthur’s, is the beautiful dahlia. With the low maintenance of a perennial and the growth of cut and come again flowers, it’s no wonder there’s barely a patch at Perch Hill that isn’t decorated with a ‘stained glass carpet’ of dahlias. Gracing your kitchen table this week, ‘grow, cook, eat, arrange’ covers rhubarb, a vegetable Arthur would consider right at home in a Beatrix Potter novel. Sarah shares her tasty...

Duration:00:20:45

Picking a bunch for Mother’s Day with Sarah Raven & Arthur Parkinson #BONUS

3/11/2021
There may be no more grateful recipient of a lavish flower arrangement than a loving mother on Mother’s Day, and with that day right around the corner it seems high time to share Sarah and Arthur’s ideal bouquets! From picking and conditioning, right through to designing an incredible aesthetic ensemble, this edition of ‘grow, cook, eat, arrange’ promises to bestow you with the picking knowledge that’s bound to put a beaming smile on any mother’s face. In this episode,...

Duration:00:09:40

Tomatoes and Sweet Peas with Sarah Raven & Arthur Parkinson - Episode 5

3/4/2021
Adding tomatoes to a gorgeous soup recipe is one thing - however the delightful burst of flavour that can be gained by growing your own indigo rose tomatoes is unparalleled, not to mention their incredible health benefits! Bringing you the best methods for growing your own thriving tomato garden in this episode of ‘grow, cook, eat, arrange’, Sarah and Arthur run through every step; from building the silver birch teepee to perfect picking. You’ll also find out how to propagate Arthur’s pick...

Duration:00:33:40

Sowing techniques with Sarah Raven & Arthur Parkinson - BONUS

3/4/2021
Anyone can start growing plants and veg from scratch, whether you have acres in abundance or just a promising windowsill! Using the right sowing system, you can adorn your windows with seed trays or square pots to create a sprawling oasis. Join Sarah Raven and Arthur Parkinson for this bonus episode of ‘grow, cook, eat, arrange’ that will bring you up to speed on all things sowing. Sarah shares why she treats seeds like gold dust and how to keep them pristine for seasons to come, and Arthur...

Duration:00:26:08

Crocus, Chard and Antirrhinums with Sarah Raven & Arthur Parkinson - Episode 4

2/25/2021
For the sheer delicacy of its outer petals, the crocus flower is a lovely choice to adorn your kitchen table, and a chance to put a little egg cup to wonderful use. Not only that, but they also play a crucial role in the survival of our pollinators! In this episode of grow, cook, eat, arrange Sarah Raven and Arthur Parkinson also share their love of chard, the envy of many a gardener come the winter months. While Arthur explains his reluctance to pick chard, Sarah has several satiating...

Duration:00:16:02

New book releases by Sarah Raven & Arthur Parkinson - BONUS

2/25/2021
With both of the “grow, cook, eat arrange” podcast hosts launching brand new books this Spring this special bonus episode delves into what you can expect to read from them both. Tracing the year from January to December, Sarah’s new book (the first in 10 years!) “Sarah Raven’s A Year Full of Flowers: Gardening for all seasons” provides inspiration, planting ideas and expert advice for a beautiful garden all-year round. Arthur Parkinson’s “The Flower Yard” follows Arthur, as he gardens...

Duration:00:15:19

Cobaea and Kale with Sarah Raven & Arthur Parkinson - Episode 3

2/18/2021
Kale really is tough as old boots - you can grow it anywhere yet still create the most delicious dishes from it. In another vibrant episode of the “grow, cook, eat arrange” podcast Sarah Raven & Arthur Parkinson discuss the best ways to pick, sow and cook this incredible plant plus the great health benefits and unique qualities of the flower sprout. Also within this episode they discuss how to create a beautiful display by introducing trails of Cobaea to your outside space. In this episode...

Duration:00:21:27

Snowdrops and Winter herbs with Sarah Raven & Arthur Parkinson - Episode 2

2/11/2021
The classic late-winter ornamental crops such as snowdrops and rosemary are beautiful additions to any garden, and also provide a vital source of nectar for bumblebees coming out of hibernation in February. In this second episode of the grow, cook, eat, arrange podcast, Sarah Raven and Arthur Parkinson discuss their favourite types of snowdrops, the best time to propagate a new rosemary bush and Sarah even reveals her unique technique for arranging snowdrops for maximum impact on...

Duration:00:23:01

Winter salad and Hellebores with Sarah Raven & Arthur Parkinson - Episode 1

2/11/2021
Every single bite of a home grown, freshly picked, winter salad should taste completely different from the last and that’s what makes it so exciting. In this episode of grow, cook, eat, arrange Sarah Raven and Arthur Parkinson delve into the world of rocket, basil, mizuna and parsley. Sarah provides her top tips to ensure your salad leaves last for at least 20 picks, which varieties do best in frosty weather, and why you can actually sow them any time of the year. In this jam-packed episode...

Duration:00:25:38

Gardening glossary - BONUS

2/11/2021
It can often feel like gardening has an entirely new language that you have to learn! So for those budding new gardeners in our midst for this special bonus episode Sarah & Arthur have been kind enough to pull together a beginner’s guide to terminology. They’ll prepare you to enjoy the rest of the podcast by explaining some common phrases used and a few basic gardening techniques for you to care for your garden organically. In this episode you will learn: Supporting factsheet:...

Duration:00:12:38

An Introduction to Sarah Raven and Arthur Parkinson - BONUS

2/11/2021
Gardeners Sarah Raven and Arthur Parkinson have a unique and fruitful friendship created through their joint passions for growing beautiful floral arrangements and sowing food for cooking on the veg slope at Perch Hill. So how did this all start? On this special bonus episode of grow, cook, eat, arrange we delve into their upbringings and backgrounds that inspired their love of colour, their original career paths (including Sarah’s brief time as a Medic in London!) and the story behind how...

Duration:00:14:21

Welcome to "Grow, cook, eat, arrange" - Trailer

1/26/2021
Welcome "Grow, cook, eat, arrange" the brand new podcast by gardeners Sarah Raven and Arthur Parkinson, who've worked together for nearly ten years at the beautiful Perch Hill Farm in the South of England. Sarah loves gardening in general but growing produce both food and flowers is the part she loves the most. She also loves to cook straight forward garden-picked food every day with the minimal amount of ingredients and palava but the greatest amount of taste! Arthur is Sarah's florist...

Duration:00:02:43