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Grow, Cook, Eat

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Grow Cook Eat is a new series about how you can grow your own food: you can grow vegetables and fruit in a very small garden, or even in containers on an apartment balcony, you don't need half an acre or a poly tunnel to do it. Each episode focuses on a particular vegetable and takes us through the entire process, from sowing the seed, to harvesting and to cooking.
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English [CC]Español (Latinoamérica) [CC]Español (España) [CC]
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English
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  1. 1. The Potato
    April 30 2019
    24min
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    Far from humble, the potato is a great source of nutrition, and surely the most versatile vegetable in terms of how it can be cooked. Presenter Karen O'Donohoe joins the crew of a Thornton's Recycling bin lorry as it collects brown bins from an estate in Dublin and finds out exactly what happens to the vegetable peelings and grass cuttings we throw into the bins.
  2. 2. Tomatoes - A Meal in Themselves
    April 29 2019
    24min
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    Unfortunately, most of the imported supermarket tomatoes we buy taste of absolutely nothing at all. It is not until you grow your own that you realise this! The homegrown tomato is a delectable treat, and while a little TLC is required to grow them, it's worth the effort.
  3. 3. Garlic
    April 29 2019
    24min
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    Garlic is relatively easy to grow and stores extremely well. It's also incredibly good for you. The garlic requirements of an average family can be easily satisfied by even the smallest vegetable patch, or container. Take any bulb of garlic, break out the cloves and stick them in to the ground spaced about 4 inches apart, and each clove will eventually turn in to a bulb of garlic.
  4. 4. Beetroot
    April 29 2019
    24min
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    Many people have an aversion to beetroot because the only way they have ever tasted it is boiled and drowned in vinegar! If this is your experience, it deserves a second chance as it is a fine root crop. Beetroot is easy to grow, can be eaten all year round as it stores well, is incredibly good for you, and has multiple uses. You can boil it, bake it, grate it into salads, chutneys, wine, cakes.
  5. 5. Carrots
    April 29 2019
    24min
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    Carrots require a deep, light, stone free, fertile soil to do well. But if you get the soil right, you will be rewarded with a crunchy, sweet and flavoursome crop which will store well. Two or three well-timed sowings of carrots should see you self-sufficient all year round in this classic stockpot vegetable which is full of vitamins.
  6. 6. Salads
    April 29 2019
    24min
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    Although it's hard to beat the nostalgic crunch of a head of lettuce, most of us have come to expect much more from our salads than crunch. Today, a top notch salad contains many different colours, shapes, sizes, textures and flavours. As well as lettuces, it may also include the leaves of Arugula, Radicchio, Spinach, Cress, Mustards and Herbs.
  7. 7. Peas
    April 30 2019
    24min
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    English [CC], Español (Latinoamérica) [CC], Español (España) [CC]
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    English
    Learn to grow your own peas.

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Directors
Robin Murray
Season year
2019
Network
Indigenius
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4.3 out of 5 stars

85 global ratings

  1. 66% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 13% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 14% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 5% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 2% of reviews have 1 stars
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on June 4, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Good tips
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I enjoy the show and the gardening tips for sure. I gave it four stars rather than five because there’s really a lot of agenda-based propaganda sprinkled in🙄🤦🏻‍♀️. I guess that’s true of most shows. But overall the hosts are great and it’s put together very well.
One person found this helpful
MarilsReviewed in the United States on May 10, 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
VERY Disappointed.
Forget about those "tips" they promised. This is gardening at it's most basic, except for the expensive raised beds they use to grow all their vegetables. Watching someone plant plants that are already several inches high is no help. The really important information, like using grow covers, what kind of fertilizer to use, how to protect them from insects, what the soil ph should be, how much water and sun it will need, IS NOT INCLUDED. What you get is some people who are really long winded digging holes and planting seeds or well established, already hardened off plants. They mention a few varieties, but no reasons as to why they selected that variety. Anyone who would find these videos informative has probably never had a garden before. I'm so disappointed. Had really high hopes for this series due to the description, but fails to deliver.
24 people found this helpful
M&MReviewed in the United States on February 16, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Good content, annoying dynamics sometimes.
Interesting and mostly fun. Makes gardening very accessible. 5 for content but 3 for the dynamic between the presenters, which was at times quite irksome, and so patriarchal. HE, a wise, knowledgeable gardener, and SHE the eager pupil, getting scolded for her naïveté and enthusiasm, etc. Sometimes challenging him, but still, seemed like 1950s “father knows best” interaction sometimes.
18 people found this helpful
Jan of Issaquah WAReviewed in the United States on May 14, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Delightful, but the hosts could dig deeper
PROS: I love the seed to harvest to dinner plate concept, the community involvement segments, the variety of recipes, the raised bed method and container pot method, videography, use of experts (i.e. the orchardist),
CONS: Content needs more scientific info like ph of soil, why they chose the variety of vegetable they did, which pests are most common and how to rid of them, how often & what method they water the vegetable, etc.
Perhaps a little less “I know more than you” banter between the hosts would allow time for more education. Maybe delete the hosts eating the chef’s creations. I get it, it tastes delicious, of course it does, move on. Let’s pack the content with more Take Aways.
11 people found this helpful
NumOneLabReviewed in the United States on November 7, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
Peaceful and infomative
I have been watching these as I am waking up and getting ready for work. The guy is very calm and infomative, he really makes the show. The woman is pretty horrible and doesn't know anything/rude. I am really enjoying how I am learning while having a peaceful voice explain simple gardening. Even if you have your plants already figured out, this would still be a good show to put on and relax to. I plan on watching this show a few times.....
11 people found this helpful
LeliFReviewed in the United States on March 19, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Lovely and helpful
Really great guide to growing that simplifies it rather than bogging it down with too many "tricks of the trade" -- they address when to sow or plant, what to expect along the way, and how to use the veggies. In between there are mini shows where the hosts show what people are doing to make a cultural change to cleaner greener food -- or mini lessons on planting an small orchard :)
I will likely rewatch.
9 people found this helpful
Shan the PainterReviewed in the United States on May 25, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Just love this show and hosts
After a 20yr hiatus from gardening, my husband and I have built a huge, raised bed garden. When we got everything in the ground, I found this wonderful show and binge watched it over 2 weeks. The hosts are adorable, and they give lots of tips about how to prepare soil, companion plants, etc. They also have segments in each show talking with businesses that are making a difference with sustainability, composting, buying local, and more. I hope they have many more seasons of this delightful show. I've ordered Michael's book and signed up on the GIY website for updates (where you can also buy some of the seeds that they plant on the show). If you are an organic gardener, I highly recommend this show.
4 people found this helpful
BalsamfirReviewed in the United States on February 10, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Meeh- a show for beginners, but don't rely on the tips too much
Its clearly a show designed to bring new people to growing vegetables, and there are some bits of information tucked in there, but the one announcer is so concerned with being perky and smiling that she fails to actually plant wilting seedlings, clearly doesn't really like getting her hands dirty and doesn't know a thing. In episode three, she planted a completely rootbound pot of chives without doing anything to release the roots. I wanted to pull it up and rescue it. However her colleague is knowleadgable, and I enjoyed the visits to school and community gardens. I want to like the premise, but feel that this show will lead new gardeners astray with its oversimplifications and expensive set ups.
3 people found this helpful
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