The Allotment Garden is our largest web site and consists of over 2,000 pages. The site contains a sub-site, The Poultry Pages and a very popular and busy forum Allotment Chat It is the most popular site in its area in the UK.
Both the Poultry Pages and Allotment Garden contain ‘shops’ which are linked to site partnering affiliate merchants. There is also specialist bookshop utilising Opencart and a section selling the site owners own books.
Both sites also contain diary blogs and Allotment Garden has a large recipe section which is actually a WordPress blog along with a video section that is also based on WordPress.
Much of the site is hard written utilising php for included menus but these are in the process of being transferred to a WordPress based CMS. The whole site is in the process of being re-skinned to a responsive design.
– note figures are approximate and vary seasonally due to the content being gardening related.
- Allotment Garden Main receives around 250,000 visits per month from 150,000 unique visitors and serves around 600,000 pages.
- The chat forum receives around 150,000 visits per month from 100,000 unique visitors and serves around 1 million pages.
- The Poultry Pages receives around 85,000 visits per month from 40,000 unique visitors and serves around 275,000 pages.
- The video section receives around 10,000 visits per month from 5,000 unique visitors and serves around 30,000 pages.
The Allotment Garden Diary Latest
- August 15, 2018
The weather is back to normal now; cool, overcast, drizzle and rain with the odd few minutes of sunshine. The grass has recovered and is growing again so the lawn mower’s holiday is over. And the sheep are very happy…Read more ›
The post Normal Welsh Summer Resumes
- August 09, 2018
This year has not been the usual cool, wet summer we’ve become used to in Wales. The plants have, mostly, loved the heatwave and we’ve managed to keep them watered so it’s getting set to be bumper crops. Cucumbers This…Read more ›
The post Greenhouse Gluts & Improving
- August 02, 2018
I was listening to a news item on the radio today about the effects of the heatwave and drought on farmers. They interviewed a potato farmer who supplies on contract to McCains for frozen chips, crisps etc. He reckoned he…Read more ›
The post There may be trouble
- July 29, 2018
As I covered previously, I’ve been taking some tips from market gardeners to see how helpful they are for home growers like me. I think it’s fair to say that as we get older we become set in our ways…Read more ›
The post More Market Garden Experiments
Allotment Garden Latest Recipes
- September 28, 2016
Although named a “bread”, spoon bread is closer in consistency and taste to a savoury pudding. Ingredients for Sweet Corn Spoon Bread: 3 large sweet corn cobs 9oz (250 g) crème fraiche 1 egg 1 oz (28 g) grated parmesan…Read more ›
The post Sweet Corn Spoon Bread
- August 28, 2016
Recipe for Creamy Beetroot Curry submitted by Madcat. Serves 8 as a side dish, so make a vat and freeze the rest! It makes a great colourful side curry when in a hurry some other time. Ingredients for Creamy Beetroot…Read more ›
The post Creamy Beetroot Curry Recipe
- August 28, 2016
Recipe for Courgette “Meatballs” and Curry Gravy submitted by Madcat. This is a variation on a Madhur Jaffrey recipe, via Food.com and my fiddling with it to anglicise it a bit. Serves 4 with something else on the side. Ingredients…Read more ›
The post Courgette “Meatballs” and Curry
- August 16, 2016
All Plum Jams are really easy to make as plums have a lot of pectin so setting is seldom a problem. Ingredients for Spiced Plum Jam with Walnuts: 4 lbs (1.8 kg) plums, halved and stoned 1 pint (570 ml)…Read more ›
The post Spiced Plum Jam with