I loved reading about @solderpunk’s gardening experience. I keep thinking that I’d like a “Schrebergarten” (Wikipedia: «An allotment garden (British English), often called simply an allotment, or a “community garden” (North America), is a plot of land made available for individual, non-commercial gardening or growing food plants.»). But holidays, work, I don’t think I could manage. I’d be on my own. 😬
I like the idea of having one too. They are popular in France, all over Alsace; usually a bunch of plots are zoned together on the fringes of villages, ag, forest lines, etc. Though I think here you have to get a permit, or rent/buy the plot, I’m not sure yet, because they often seem individually-managed projects. Many people often build little sheds on them for tools, bbq, table/chairs, etc and spend many a summer day in the patch.
@wion @kensanata Glad you enjoyed reading it! This is only my second year having one. I don't they're terribly common in Australia, probably because it's very common to have enough backyard space of your own. I think doing it at your home if it's possible would be preferable in just about every way.