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
- March 25, 2019
New Veg Bed Up in the field plot where I’ve got the raised beds, my new bed is finished. To recap, the area was under woodchips for a year. All I did was to rake off the top layer and…Read more ›
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- March 23, 2019
So far March has been less productive than I’d like. Between being under the weather, the actual weather and various disruptions, I’ve not got half of what was planned done. Still that’s life! Even up in the polytunnel it’s been…Read more ›
The post Preparing the Polytunnel appeared
- March 20, 2019
As you may know, I’m a great fan of the Sarpo range of potatoes. I’ve been growing them since 2005. Back in 2007, a very bad year for blight on our allotments, the only potato plants standing on the entire…Read more ›
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- March 10, 2019
Stewart Jones, a keen garlic grower from Mansfield Woodhouse in Nottinghamshire, shares how he grows his garlic crop on his plot on the Kingsley Allotment site. Varieties He only grows softneck garlic varieties because of their better keeping qualities along…Read more ›
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Allotment Garden Latest Recipes
- November 29, 2018
Submitted by Mumofstig A self saucing chocolate pudding. Easy, delicious and terribly indulgent! Pudding ingredients 1 cup of plain flour 3 tablespns cocoa powder 6 tablespns butter 1/4 cup choc chips – melted together with the butter in microwave for…Read more ›
The post Slow Cooker Chocolate Lava
- November 29, 2018
Submitted by Mumofstig Mumofstig is the forum expert on Greek food. She tells us that these delicious lemon roast potatoes, cooked in huge oven trays, are a traditional accompaniment to the whole barbecued lamb at family Easter celebrations . Ingredients: 1…Read more ›
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- 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 ›
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- 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 ›
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