The Wapping Allotments Association has been set up with support from the Turks Head charity and potential sites identified, including one on Vaughn Way - owned by Tower Hamlets council - which has been derelict for 50 years.
We're big fans of growing your own. If your growing ambitions are wall-bound and you want to branch out into an actual plot of land have a look at the London Allotments website for advice. The Mayor also supports grow your own schemes giving grants through Capital Growth.
And if you're in Wapping, get in touch with the Wapping Allotments Association through the Turks Head Cafe.
Image and story via Colin Hampden-White.