Comments are not the only indication of a good post. Sometimes a great post will have no comments at all. But we do like to see readers get fired up about issues and discuss them with each other (not just agree or disagree with the post itself).
Here are the top twenty rants of 2010. All of them received at least 40 comments and some received many more than that. We’ve divided them into two sets of ten. First, those by the four resident Ranters; then (in the post below this), those by guest Ranters. Keep in mind that comments are closed on all these—but you can talk about ’em here.
10. Michele extolls the benefits of mulch in a vegetable garden; readers delve into the nuances.
9. Michele credits her garden for keeping her young and sassy. We all agree, unanimously and enthusiastically.
8. Gazing globes—love ’em, hate ’em, or don’t understand why we’re even talking about them?
7. The Kubler-Ross stages applied to gardening, from kid-in-a-candy-shop to older kid-in-a-candy-shop.
6. Do gardeners hunt? Turns out a lot do.
5. Why should IGCs bail out Monrovia? Or, more important, can they?
4. Legislating the size of the lawn in California. Great discussion between Michelle D. and Chris C.
3. The inevitable Scotts post—now they want to wipe out clover and dandelions. Sigh.
2. School gardens are attacked in the Atlantic; Michele (and readers) passionately defend them.
1. Everyone loves Amy’s fabulous front yard; not all agree it’s a meadow. And not all agree about how to treat head lice.