Garden gnomes, circled beds, roses or forget-me-nots and the hedgerow always nicely in one height: The Schrebergarten, an allotment garden, is typically German and a little bit tacky. However, more and more Turks, Russians and Arabs are becoming garden plot holders. In Hannover, there are 20,000 garden plots and 100 associations. About 20 per cent of the immigrant holders are from Turkey. In all of Germany, a fifth of all holders have an immigrant background. But there are differences in the usage. For the Turks, the Schrebergarten is a meeting point for the family. The women gather there to bake the typical Turkish bread on the Sac oven. People play backgammon or have barbecue with the family to enjoy the beautiful weather. Flowers are considered second-rate because every metre of the soil is used for growing vegetables. Tomatoes, eggplants, maize and beans belong to every Turkish garden.