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
- September 16, 2018
Blight hits the outdoor tomatoes but we’ve a glut from the greenhouse crop. The comfrey bed is cut for the compost heap. Putting the raised beds to sleep. Outdoor Tomatoes I thought I was going to get a big crop…Read more ›
The post Tomato Glut, Comfrey Cut
- September 15, 2018
“I cried because I had no shoes until I met a man who had no feet” – Helen Keller Like most gardeners I’m never really happy with the weather, a few sunny days and and we want rain or a…Read more ›
The post I thought I had
- September 09, 2018
The tomato crop is still coming in but the results are fairly clear for 2018. This year I’ve grown 7 varieties; in the greenhouse, polytunnel and outdoors. Tomatoes in the Greenhouse Tomato Ailsa Craig The tomatoes are ripening thick and…Read more ›
The post Tomatoes Galore – 2018
- September 07, 2018
One of the big benefits claimed for no-dig growing is that the system reduces weed pressure as buried seeds aren’t brought to the surface by cultivation. There certainly is some truth in that but I don’t think it’s quite as…Read more ›
The post Sacrificial or stale seed
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 ›
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