Posted: 19/07/2017 at 15:19
If you are offered a choice, also look at what the neighbouring plots are like. If they are very weedy and poorly kept then you will be battling weed seeds from their plots.
Even a well cared plot will look completely overgrown if it's been untended for just a few months - so worth asking how long a plot has been been untennanted.
Also think about what the aspect is - sunny etc, any shelter from wind etc...if on a slope is that going to make it less sunny/more sheltered but also walk up and down it a couple of time as if it's an effort then it's going to be more so when you're working on it and moving compost etc from one end to another.
Also look what's on the plot as it's great if you inherit a shed, compost bins, poly tunnels, fruit bushes etc but do check if it's being left for the new tennant - we were thrilled at the shed we thought we would have only to find out that it had been promised to someone else and was gone by the time we'd got the site keys.
Finally, as already said - being near the water taps (if they have them) is very useful.
I don't know if you are on the list for more than one site or if it's a site you're familiar with - so might be worth asking if they have toilets, storage lockers, communal shop and onsite tool hire (e.g. Strimmers, rotavators etc), are sheds allowed etc..It might be worth waiting longer to get on a site with more facilities.
Last edited: 19 July 2017 15:23:31