I have begun planting vegetables at a good spot called Valdemarsro. My town MalmÃ¶ owns most of the allotment plots available, around 5000 of them. “Awe-inspiring”, my Canadian friend remarked.
To get your own allotment plot in MalmÃ¶, get in line at the municipality’s website. It costs between 450-650 SEK for a year.
Allotment plot gardens are full of characters – and I love chatting with them. Two men I spoke to had been on that ground for 24 and 28 years, respectively. They share wisdom and victories happily. All men I talk to are of Eastern European descent, perhaps Polish. Gentlemen, all.
I note that MalmÃ¶ is the oldest allotment tradition in Sweden. It begun in 1895. The union of allotment plot associations is called KolonitrÃ¤dgÃ¥rdsfÃ¶rbundet. (There’s another wonderful union above that! They have their own campaign against snails.)
See also The Victorian Kitchen Garden, a fine piece of Swedish-English collaboration in televisual entertainment of the Olde kind.