It seems to me that zone-specific tagging should not be done unless the zone itself is a complicating factor in a question. For instance, only one of these questions should be tagged with a zone specific tag:
The first isn't dramatically different from the question:
- How do I care for my lime tree?
But the second question is greatly complicated by the specified climate. It's a question about growing a plant far from it's normal range.
But the tagging system must be systematic and universal. If we start mixing systems, we'll end up with a real mess. Imagine, for instance, if someone suggested the
minnesota tag for the second question. It's possible we could use just one tag:
out-of-zone or some such to cover all these issues.
The other issue is whether askers will know their own zone or whether their question is complicated by where they live. We need expert gardeners to help us, I think.
We don't have too many tags yet so I only see one location-specific tag so far:
desert. I can imagine it being a useful tag in the future. I'm not sure the tag is appropriate for the question, however.
Our tags are currently dominated by plant-specific tags as seems entirely appropriate.