Vegetable Scrap Stock

Vegetable Scrap Stock

Onion peels, the cobs from corn, carrot ends… you wouldn’t get star baker if you were to serve these up for dinner. However, they’re so full of flavour and nutrients, they’re ready to become a free stock or broth for you. (A broth is seasoned with salt and pepper. Stock isn’t as you’ll want to add it to other dishes)

Collect your veg scraps over a few weeks, by storing them in the freezer. I would recommend giving anything you want to use in the stock a wash before freezing it, even if they’re parts of vegetables which wouldn’t typically be washed like the ends of onions. This is because they will all be submerged in the water to make the stock so muddy parts of the onion would lead to a mud flavoured stock!

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Wiggly Wigglers Wormery Review

Wiggly Wigglers Wormery Review

Composting in a third floor flat. Impossible right? Well, no, thankfully not!

We have been working with Wiggly Wigglers (probably the best company name imaginable for gardening supplies) and they have sent us Urbalive wormeries to try out. We have both used ours for about a month now, so have pulled together our experiences of the setting up and maintaining a wormery, so you can decide if this is the right method for you.

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