• My Victory Garden Plan

    My Victory Garden Plan

    OK so you may have read that I'm on a mission to grow and build my own victory garden to see if I can live off of the allotment as much as possible.  Even though

  • Double digging and preparing the ground

    Double digging and preparing the ground

    About a fortnight ago I posted a picture on Instagram of a bed I was double digging at the allotment and as a result everyone was asking me - "what on earth is double digging?" Well,

  • How to help the bees

    How to help the bees

    The time has come for us to help the bees. For the first time in history this week, seven species of bees have become classified as an endangered specie, and have been added to the US

Latest recipes

Smoky Vegetable Goulash

February 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

If you're looking for a hearty vegetable goulash recipe, then this is the recipe for you! This dish also helps you to lose up any spare vegetables in the fridge. You can basically make it with just about anything!

Allotment diary

Growing a modern Victory Garden

January 4th, 2017|2 Comments

This year (2017) I am going to grow a Victory Garden as a little bit of an experiment to see if a. I can actually do it and b. to see if I can

Foraging for seeds at the end of the year.

November 19th, 2016|0 Comments

Autumn is a great time of year to look around your local allotment find what you would like to grow the following year. Deadheads and old flowers often contain hundreds of seeds and can be

Cool stuff from the web

Eco Weed Killer

Garden science

How to help the bees

January 15th, 2017|0 Comments

The time has come for us to help the bees. For the first time in history this week, seven species of bees have become classified as an endangered specie, and have been added to the US

The science behind slug beer bins

April 6th, 2016|0 Comments

When I say to people that they should use beer to trap slugs and help deter them from eating your plants - I often face a puzzled expression - when you think about it, it

A Top 10

Top allotment questions asked during 2016

January 4th, 2017|0 Comments

It's been a year of blogging here at Carrot Tops and over the last 12 months, I've had a few questions come my way - so here's the top questions from by allotment goers and gardeners