Can anyone advise on renting arable land?

Good evening all, I'm a keen vegetable gardener who is hoping to rent 1/4 to 1/2 an acre within 35 minutes of Birmingham for growing heirloom: tomatoes, chilli's, and vegetables.
Land in Birmingham seems to be rare/expensive (an acre of scrubland was offered me for £6.5k a month yesterday) at present and the waiting list for allotments is absolutely ridiculous.
I use regenerative methods and have access to a wide range of well regarded regenerative materials for improving soil microbiology and condition.
If anyone has anything or could advise me on how to go about searching for somewhere I would be grateful. My planned budget is around £1200 a year but I could stretch a bit if I need to.
Prior to moving to Birmingham (when I got married) I was in Shropshire and the lack of space here to grow as much as I can is very depressing.
Happy to answer any questions. Kind regards.


Hi Lloyd, it all depends on size; a large plot is around 250m2 (I used to have four of these) half plots 100m2 ish. Full plots are usually around the £90-100 a year mark half plots about £65.
Do you have something in mind?

Flat 10

Arable Farmer
Fen Edge
I’m of no help but unlike many dreamers who come on here you are prepared to pay enough to make it worth while for a farmer. Many want something for nothing. Good luck with your search.


Hi Flat 10, I've few friends farming both arable and beef (sadly nowhere near enough to visit). I appreciate it's hard to earn a living especially now EU subsidies have gone.
I sell organic/regenerative materials for a living (humates/seaweed/microbial products etc) to amenity and lawn guys along with nurseries and domestic gardeners.
My looking for some land to rent isn't a profit making venture, I just need some space to grow vegetables and I hope to do some time lapse photography while I'm at it. I was happier living in Shropshire than a city centre but now I'm here, I'm striving for a little of what keeps me smiling.
All the best.

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