I felt kind of dumb using the , but I didn't feel too creative. Similar to the programming tag on programmers.SE.

Every other question probably ought to have the tag right?

Not sure if there is a tag, but the same would go for it.

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Tags should probably be more specific than unless something is affecting your entire garden (over run with some kind of bug/disease).

Even then you should probably say what type of garden it is, IE , , . That way the solution can be more focused than if its just a "garden"

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    I don't know if I've ever seen a question on SO with a 'programming' tag...
    – JYelton
    Jun 9, 2011 at 21:01
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    flowers doesn't make a ton of sense if you are talking about the dirt itself (like I was in this question - I used the gardening tag because it existed, but maybe "garden-beds" would work?)
    – Nicole
    Jun 10, 2011 at 22:59

Yes, there's no need for a gardening tag here. I've re-tagged the existing questions and added to the blacklist.


Yes, 'gardening' doesn't tell me what your question is about. And I wouldn't go to the sidebar and click on the "gardening" tag to see a subset of questions, or to try and find a duplicate of your question.


Yes 'gardening' struck me as being too broad as well. However I don't think 'landscaping' is. So far landscaping questions are in a minority.

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