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If you love gardening as much as we do, chances are you also enjoy reading about new methods for growing the healthiest, most delicious fruits, veggies, and herbs around. Maybe you’re curious about different strategies for testing and maintaining your soil? Or perhaps you’re looking for fun ideas to decorate your backyard garden? Either way, we’re excited to share with you our list of best gardening blogs!
This is one of our favorite blogs for a few reasons:
- Their articles are highly opinionated (ie not boring) and informal.
- They allow guest posts.
- They’re very particular with what articles they accept, so the quality is top-notch.
GardenRant is one of the older gardening blogs, having started in 2006, and they’ve been featured in many publications, such as Garden Design Magazine, USA Today, and the Washington Post.
This is another blog that’s been around for a decade. It’s run by Chris from Michigan, who has a passion for gardening (and of course blogging!). The site also includes a fairly active forum, if you want to chat with other like-minded gardeners. Although the blog itself isn’t very active, the articles that do exist have some great information in them.
While this isn’t only a gardening blog (it also includes topics related to DIY, recipes, and family), the content related to gardening is excellent. You can expect great posts such as How to Sharpen Garden Tools, Storing the Harvest: DIY Onion Flakes and Onion Powder, and How to Make Easy, Delicious Pasta Sauce, Using Up End-of-Season Tomatoes.
The blog founder, Glenda, is a grandma that has a ton of experience gardening as well as making delicious, home-grown meals for all her children and grandchildren.
Veggie Gardening Tips is an excellent blog ran by Kenny from Pennsylvania, USA. He’s been practicing organic gardening since the early ‘80s. There’s a ton of great content (no surprise since the blog has been active since 2005!) across a wide range of categories, like:
- Beginner Gardening Tips
- Fall Vegetable Gardening
- Gourmet Garlic Culture
- Herbs & Edible Flowers
- Mushrooms & Soil Fungi
So if you want to learn organic gardening techniques from a guy who’s seen it all, check out Kenny’s blog!
Matt, a self-proclaimed “plant geek”, is an interesting and very creative guy, and shares his love of gardening with the world through this blog. He’s been into plants since an early age, classifying them, collecting them, etc.
The thing I like the most about the Growing With Plants blog, is how Matt writes with the combination of his visual interest, historical fascination, science, botany, and design. His photography skills are top-notch, too!
Some of his posts include:
- Recreating Seattle's Amazing Dahlia Wall To Close Out The Growing Season
- How to Grow and Train a Wisteria Tree
- My (sort-of) Secret Sources for Interesting Plants for Containers
Margaret from New York started “A Way To Garden” back in 2008. But she’s been writing about gardening for over 25 years. Some of her previous work includes garden editor for Newsday and Martha Stewart’s “Living”. She’s a big proponent of chemical-free gardening, which we here at YardYum obviously support :)
For Margaret, gardening is not simply a hobby, but (in her own words), “my spiritual practice and life partner”. And she means it. It’s clear by her blog posts!
Some of our favorite posts include:
- lichen moths: bright, beautiful, bizarre
- psychedelic garden: my first adventure with deciduous azaleas
- cheap thrills: my must-have budget garden tools
So there you have it, our list of best gardening blogs. If your blog didn’t make this list, I apologize - there’s just too many good ones out there and we tried to keep the list manageable!
What’s your favorite gardening blog? Please share it in the comments section below :)
Kane Miller from YardYum
Kane has a background in engineering, but now focuses on environmental sustainability. He grew up on a 12-acre hobby farm and was fortunate to have been introduced to organic gardening at a young age.