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
- June 24, 2017
The grass is growing fast, plenty of water in the ground and a bit of sunshine really pushes it on. We’ve been mowing and the clippings are proving very useful. Mulching Comfrey I have topped up the mulch around the…Read more ›
The post Grass is Useful Stuff!
- June 22, 2017
Yesterday (Wednesday) was the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. It’s hard to believe that the nights will be drawing in again now until the winter solstice when the cycle of the year starts again. If you’re interested…Read more ›
The post Heatwave Breaks, Polytunnel Problems
- June 19, 2017
Things are moving on fairly well this season. The polytunnel has made a huge difference to my growing here. My only regret is not going for one some years back. The sweetcorn is shooting up now and the runner beans…Read more ›
The post Moving Ahead This Year
- June 14, 2017
I had an email that posed an interesting question: is it possible to grow organically and hydroponically? So my thoughts on whether it is possible to combine organic methods with hydroponic growing. Most commercial tomato growers in Northern Europe grow…Read more ›
The post Organic Hydroponics – Is
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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