Allotment growth in the last 2 years

This article from the i Newspaper describes how, since 2021, 38 per cent of UK allotments have had more than 1,000 people on the waiting list. In 2020 this stood at just 20 per cent.  Although this article is largely based on London allotments, it gives some insight into why allotments have grown in popularity so much in recent years.