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Is this meant to exclude land with parcels smaller than 15 m2? Evil saltine 23:04, 19 March 2011 (UTC)

As far as I can tell that description has been lifted straight from Wikipedia, and isn't based on anything OSM mappers have done or decided. However, I'd be surprised to find allotments of less than 15 m2 since you can't grow much in that space. What is it you're trying to map? Jonathan Bennett 09:31, 20 March 2011 (UTC)
I'm mapping a community garden with plots 4' x 20' (about 7.4 m2). People rent and tend to individual plots, and use communal equipment. Here is what it looks like, here it is in OSM. Evil saltine 22:20, 20 March 2011 (UTC)

No crops

In NL we have a special case of community gardes often called Tuinpark. People don't grow crops on their plots, they just hang out there. There's usually a small wooden house on the plot, equipped with electricity and cable TV - people spend entire weekends there in the summer. Does this fall under allotments as well? -- Martijn van Exel 12:44, 1 May 2011 (BST)

I would say no. In the UK there are often strict rules saying that an allotment has to be cultivated, or your tenancy is terminated. Sounds more like a garden to me. Jonathan Bennett 08:43, 4 May 2011 (BST)

Entire site

"Note that this tag is for the entire site, rather than individual plots" - 1) it is not fully correct, because tag landuse=* is used for landuse, gardening can have big square and inner squares, which are not intended for plots; 2) (partially because of reason 1) this phrase doesn't corresponds a real practice. I think, we should correct this phrase. Dinamik (talk) 07:14, 1 February 2013 (UTC)

To correct this should we propose a new tag landuse=plot which sits hierarchically under landuse=allotments. Or could landuse=allotments be used to demarc an individual parcel of land as well as the collection of plots which makes up the greater area of land?
I have started a proposal to the tag landuse=plot --Growbradford (talk) 14:53, 17 September 2013 (UTC)
I now have a proposal under way for allotments=plot. Please comment on the discussion --Growbradford (talk) 12:23, 19 September 2013 (UTC)