There are a lot of very good gardening blogs out there. The list in my blog roll are some of the best that I’ve found given what I am interested in.
So, what am I interested in?
- Blogs that deal with vegetable gardening almost exclusively. I’m not opposed to flowers, it’s just that I don’t do anything with them other than plant for pollinators or pest repelling power.
- Blogs that are mostly small scale. There are plenty of blogs that I read that do things MUCH bigger than me. But, even if they do, they tend to view things in a small way. I’m interested in large-scale organic farms, but much of what they do isn’t practical for me. The blogs that matter the most to me, look like me (small, backyard vegetable garden) or can talk to me like me (larger scale farms that get small-scale operations).
- Blogs that are nice. Mean doesn’t cut it for me!
That’s about it.
Blotanical is a wonderful aggregator for gardening blogs, but even that site doesn’t let me filter through all of the flower bloggers.
So, I am hopeful that Google’s custom search engine thing can make a big difference. If you haven’t seen it, check it out here.
I have built my first custom search engine and I’ve tried to incorporate most of the vegetable garden blogs that I like. Please send me your URL if you think you’ve got a blog that hits my big three above. If you’d like to try my custom search engine, here it is! It still pulls from the whole web, but it’s supposed to pull more from the blogs I select.