20 episodes

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/

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

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    • 5.0 • 28 Ratings

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/

    Alliums & Chives with Sarah Raven and Arthur Parkinson - Episode 14

    Alliums & Chives with Sarah Raven and Arthur Parkinson - Episode 14

    There’s nothing quite like bringing the garden together with alliums as they take over from the last of the late tulips. If you tend to them carefully and remove the leaves that are prone to looking tatty, then you can welcome a standard of colour and life comparable to the Chelsea Flower Show into your garden.
    Alliums are an equally exciting addition you can take to the kitchen, with Society Garlic bringing the flavour without the halitosis. We also cover chives in this episode, which is a stunning perennial herb with uses in a delicious salad or a chive tea.
    In this episode, discover:
    Sarah and Arthur’s favourite selection of Alliums to fill the ‘May Gap’How to treat Allium foliage to allow other flowers to bloomThe need to tend to Alliums that self-seed before they hinder other flowersPicking wild garlic and chives, and growing them in the home Sarah’s baked potato recipe with Wensleydale and garlic pestoOrder Sarah’s new book: http://bit.ly/3cR0kyh
    Pre-order Arthur’s new book: http://bit.ly/3qiBgUs
    Shop on the Sarah Raven Website: http://bit.ly/3jvbaeu
    Get in touch: info@sarahraven.com
    Products mentioned:
    Alliums: https://bit.ly/3dwrvhA
    Allium hollandicum ‘Purple Sensation’: https://bit.ly/3v04c5C
    Chives: https://bit.ly/2QDEJ3k
    Garlic Chives: https://bit.ly/3as1a2h
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    Compost, Looking After Our Soil & Asparagus with The Land Gardeners - Episode 13

    Compost, Looking After Our Soil & Asparagus with The Land Gardeners - Episode 13

    With a mix of English and Kiwi flair, The Land Gardeners are on a mission to improve the health of our plants, land and soil, with both Henrietta Courtauld and Bridget Elworthy designing gardens as productive as they are stunning.
    On this week’s ‘grow, cook, eat, arrange’ we hear about how their wonderful ‘Climate Compost’ plans to bring biodiverse compost to your garden, tips to make your own ‘Compost Cakes’, and a variety of new ways to use asparagus in your cooking.
    In this episode, discover:
    The story behind Henrietta and Bridget’s mission around plant and soil healthHow biodiversity helps nurture the wildlife in our gardensTips for making ‘compost cakes’Two lovely recipes for asparagusOrder Sarah’s new book: http://bit.ly/3cR0kyh
    Order Arthur’s new book: http://bit.ly/3qiBgUs
    Shop on the Sarah Raven Website: http://bit.ly/3jvbaeu
    Get in touch: info@sarahraven.com
    The Land Gardeners:
    https://bit.ly/3acUKE8
    https://bit.ly/3trlSXx
    Products mentioned:
    Asparagus Collection: https://bit.ly/3ggWrEr
    Tulips: https://bit.ly/3d7RuMp
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    • 28 min
    Fruit Blossom, Pumpkins & Squash - Episode 12

    Fruit Blossom, Pumpkins & Squash - Episode 12

    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 fruit blossom.
    In this episode, discover:
    Enticing songbirds with a canopy of sapling fruit treesThe transient beauty of cherry blossomSarah’s recipe for a lovely squash tip frittataChoosing the ideal time to grow pumpkins and squashWhat makes pumpkins ideal for small, vertical gardensSupporting factsheet: https://bit.ly/3xynWzq
    Order Sarah’s new book: http://bit.ly/3cR0kyh
    Pre-order Arthur’s new book: http://bit.ly/3qiBgUs
    Shop on the Sarah Raven Website: http://bit.ly/3jvbaeu
    Get in touch: info@sarahraven.com
    Products mentioned:
    Clematis armandii 'Apple Blossom': https://bit.ly/2Q8dFZN
    Pumpkin Collection: https://bit.ly/3uEhQvo
    Squash ‘Early Butternut’: https://bit.ly/3uxXunp
    Squash ‘Crown Prince’: https://bit.ly/3s473IX
    Squash ‘Tromboncino’: https://bit.ly/3eG6SQX
    Follow Sarah: https://bit.ly/3jDTvBp
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    • 21 min
    Early Tulips & Forcing Potatoes with Anna Potter - Episode 11

    Early Tulips & Forcing Potatoes with Anna Potter - Episode 11

    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 use them in a variety of delicious dishes.
    In this episode, discover:
    Anna’s background in fine art, and how it grew into a love of floristryHow she grew Swallows & Damsons through beautiful Instagram contentAnna, Sarah & Arthur’s absolute favourite early tulipsThe story behind the tulip named after Sarah RavenChitting potatoes, and everyone’s favourite recipe for their potato of choiceSupporting factsheet: https://bit.ly/3nsXIK9
    Order Sarah’s new book: http://bit.ly/3cR0kyh
    Order Arthur’s new book: http://bit.ly/3qiBgUs
    Shop on the Sarah Raven Website: http://bit.ly/3jvbaeu
    Get in touch: info@sarahraven.com
    Swallows & Damsons: http://www.swallowsanddamsons.com/
    Anna Potter’s book - The Flower Fix: https://amzn.to/39WzZwo
    Chitting Potatoes: https://bit.ly/3d7Rs7f
    Products mentioned:
    Tulips: https://bit.ly/3d7RuMp
    Potatoes: https://bit.ly/3mIUTV7
    Potato Tubers: https://bit.ly/3wAXzZn

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

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

    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 this episode, discover:
    The 4 main types of companion plant you can sow How companion plants work together to help each other thriveKeeping mildew and black spot at bayPlanting nacotiana tobaccum as a natural alternative to a brassica cageIncluding Nasturtiums in Sarah’s delightful Fish Cake recipeSupporting factsheet: https://bit.ly/2SeY4IZ
    Order Sarah’s new book: http://bit.ly/3cR0kyh
    Pre-order Arthur’s new book: http://bit.ly/3qiBgUs
    Shop on the Sarah Raven Website: http://bit.ly/3jvbaeu
    Get in touch: info@sarahraven.com


    Products mentioned:
    Hardy Annual Cutting Patch Collection: https://bit.ly/2OtSxg2
    Perpetual Spinach: https://bit.ly/3rXav8a
    Tomatoes: https://bit.ly/39KngN8
    Tagetes Linnaeus: https://bit.ly/3cTzKEj
    Tagetes Patula x Erecta 'Konstance': https://bit.ly/2PuQbhv
    Salvia and Calendula Collection: https://bit.ly/2OnSJxa
    Allium Collection: https://bit.ly/39HzCFV
    Nasturtium ‘Alaska’: https://bit.ly/31R1naI


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    • 25 min
    Mint and Cosmos with Mark Diacono - Episode 9

    Mint and Cosmos with Mark Diacono - Episode 9

    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, and a sneak peek into his upcoming book release.
    In this episode, discover:
    Mark’s favourite mint for food recipes and to pair with a good ginThe strange story behind a very unique mojito recipeHow to arrange cosmos with mintTips on sowing cosmos, a great plant for beginnersMark’s ideal recipe for mint sauceSupporting factsheet: https://bit.ly/3dtbvM2
    Pre-order Sarah’s new book: http://bit.ly/3cR0kyh
    Pre-order Arthur’s new book: http://bit.ly/3qiBgUs
    Shop on the Sarah Raven Website: http://bit.ly/3jvbaeu
    Get in touch: info@sarahraven.com

    Products mentioned:
    Sorrel: https://bit.ly/39dHVJd
    Cosmos: https://bit.ly/3rh5wPp
    Mint: https://bit.ly/2PoH7ds
    Mark Diacono - ‘Herb/a cook’s companion’: https://bit.ly/2PoHfts
    Follow Sarah: https://bit.ly/3jDTvBp
    Follow Arthur: https://bit.ly/3jxSKK5

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

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28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Eddree ,

Wonderful

This podcast is absolutely wonderful I’ve listened to them over and over again and every time I learn something new
love you guys🌸❤️

Amanda from Ohio ,

Fabulous Gardening Podcast

I’ve been enjoying this new podcast over the past couple of weeks. I listen to a ton of gardening podcasts and I really like the angle this one takes — focusing on edibles and ornamentals and the recipes provided sound delicious! Thank you from over here in the US.

Photogramma ,

A Delight!

Listening to Sarah and Arthur is a delight! I learn a lot and chuckle endlessly with each episode. I am so happy to have discovered this podcast.

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