Taking on a new allotment is an exciting and life-changing experience. It’s your own patch of land to nurture, grow food and connect with wildlife. However, it’s also a communal space, and to get the best from your allotment it pays to consider the site rules, as well as the (often unmentioned) expectations of fellow plot holders.
Taken on a new allotment? Discover the unwritten rules of allotment etiquette, in our guide.