A total of 32 additional plots have been marked out at the site and prospective tenants on the waiting list are currently being contacted.
Eight plots have already been allocated to new tenants keen to grown their own fruit and vegetables.
The plots have been provided on an area of the allotment site which has not previously been cultivated.
These new plots have been introduced as part of the Council’s allotment strategy which aims to reduce waiting lists and accommodate the growing interest in allotment gardening.
Further plots across five other allotment sites are due to be released by the end of the financial year. In the region of 300 extra plots will be made available for use.
Executive Member for Sport, Leisure and Culture, Cllr Nigel Howells said; “The Council recognises the importance of allotment gardening and the significant contribution it makes to health and social agenda.
“Due to the significant interest in allotment gardening the Council has made a commitment to reduce waiting lists by bringing previously redundant areas of allotment land into use.
“The allotment strategy has enabled further improvements to be identified and implemented and this has been cemented by the new plots being made available in sites such as Ely Farm.”
Cardiff Council has 26 allotment sites across the city covering approximately 190 acres.
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Photo from left to right: Chairwoman of Ely Farm Allotments Jan Moore, Cllr Nigel Howells, Secretary of Ely Farm Allotments, Terry Webb and Treasurer, Joe Moore