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Are the [containers] and [pots] tags synonyms?

The tag containers is well established and documented. There is also a tag pots, which doesn't seem to differ at all.
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Is there any difference from gardening point of view between the terms of [sod], [turf] and [lawn]?

I do not really know outdoor gardening or landscaping but I feel a little redundancy between sod and lawn tags. Also there is a tag for turf with the following excerpt: Grass and the soil held by the ...
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What extra does [equipment] tag introduce compared to [tools] tag?

There is the tools tag with 103 questions and the equipment tag with 3. This question "Are green plastic bottles suitable for making a cold frame/greenhouse?" could be tagged with tools ...
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Should [botany] and [botanics] tags be merged?

Is there any significant difference between the terms of botany and botanics? There are two tags for these two terms with a couple of questions tagged with each. The questions "What kind of ...
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What is the difference between [trimming] and [pruning]?

I have came across two existing tags: trimming (47 questions total) and pruning (480 questions total). I am not sure if these two should be synonyms or they stand on their own. One of the trimming ...
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Disambiguation of [cloning] and [propagation] tags

The cloning and propagation tags seem to be very similar to me. Unfortunately there is no tag wiki excerpt or tag wiki for cloning so it is not clear what is its purpose. There are only 4 questions ...
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Discussion about merging [led] tag into [grow-lamp] tag

I think the tag led is to specific on its own and could be merged into grow-lamp which is a general naming that could involve LED, HPS and other grow lamp/grow light related questions. Currently there ...
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Renaming of [Sansevieria] tag to [Snake-plants] due to its reclassification

Currently there are 22 questions tagged with sansevieria and as I have stumbled upon some dracaena (71 questions tagged) tagged questions I started to wonder if we want to address the reclassification ...
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Italicization in tag wiki excerpts - removal of unrendered asterisks (*)

I am posting this question because I have received some mixed reactions to such edits. Partly because the tag wiki excerpt review UI only shows markdown diff but not rendered outputs, where the fact ...
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Should [figs] and [ficus] tags be merged?

I think merging figs and ficus tags could be considered. Although I do not know which one should be kept. Where I live Ficus is the most commonly used name when it comes to various species. We even ...
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Create new tag for genus or for species or both?

I had a question here about Monstera identification and I was surprised that there was no Monstera tag. Regarding the question there was no doubt that the plant is part of the Monstera genus, only the ...
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Is it useful to retag questions for identified species? [duplicate]

I see that the Identification tag is very popular on GL. My opinion is that retagging with the identified species could help users to avoid posting duplicate questions. For example, if someone wants ...
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Please blacklist the [plant] tag

Almost three years ago, we had a question What is the plant tag used for? with a couple of answers saying plant isn't useful because it's too general — it can apply to every question on the site ...
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Please blacklist the [garden] tag as intrinsic

Over two years ago, I asked Should we blacklist the [garden] tag? and got an answer saying "yes", with no dissent. I argued then that it counts as an intrinsic tag, one that is so general that it ...
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Would a tag for "How to" be useful to attract new users?

I see that when I search for something on Google and it starts with "how to", there are a lot of suggestions like: how to prune xyz? how to germinate xyz? how to take cuttings from xyz? how to grow ...
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What to do with the [diesease] tag?

I noticed there is a diesease tag on 3 questions: What happened? - Chilli plants are developing spots on leaves and the edges are curling Why is my philodendron getting these brown dry parts on its ...
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How should an editor handle adding a tag after an identification has been made? [duplicate]

As an editor, I'm seeking guidance as to the best practice for adding a tag to an identification question once the identification's been made. From the information section of the identification tag: ...
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tag merge or redirect

I see an "ecological" tag has been added which is a poor choice as the proposed tag seems to point to "organic" in it's usage. I suggest either deleting the "ecological" tag as most tags as nouns or ...
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Should the bulb tag be eliminated, or at least be made a synonym of bulbs?

The bulb tag had only one question. I edited it out and replaced it with bulbs. At this point, should we eliminate bulb, or at least make it a synonym?
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Sprinkler Systems AND Irrigation Tags?

We have sprinkler-system tag. And we have an irrigation tag. Obviously Sprinkler systems are a subset of irrigation, but there are 28 Sprinkler-system tags and 24 Irrigation tags. Complicating ...
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Do we need the low-light tag?

The low-light tag only has two questions, both of which are from 2012. It seems like this one could be replaced by light, which I added. This already has light, so I think it's redundant. The ...
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Is there a difference between a shrub and a bush

We have a shrubs tag that is reasonably well used with 97 entries (44 this year), and we have a bush tag with 5 questions this year and none before. Is there any noteworthy difference between a shrub ...
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Is the tag [Plant-Care] too meta?

Currently there's a tag plant-care with 105 questions using it. It doesn't look like it's been used anytime recently, and the tag wiki describes itself as: General tag for questions on plant care Use ...
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Is the natives tag useful

I was searching the tags and happened to discover the natives tag. The tag has all of one question to it's name. My first instinct was that the tag would have something to do with either A) ...
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What's up with the frugal tag?

Scanning through the tags today, I noticed that there was a tag: frugal. There are 7 questions using the tag: How bad is it to use colour newsprint for paper pots? Do homemade paper pots for ...
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This post refuses the [seed-starting] tag

This post: Why is it best to start seeds in shallow trays? had a pending edit proposal. The user who proposed the edit was unable to add the tag seed-starting, so I clicked the 'improve' button, ...
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Should we blacklist the [garden] tag?

I noticed today that we have a garden tag. It is currently applied to 17 questions, and is the only tag on 5 of them. Now, the gardening tag is blacklisted because it's an intrinsic tag, one that is ...
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Why can't I add a tag without editing the question?

I like to search by tags. Sometimes I feel that a well-written question would benefit from an additional tag, however, I can't add a tag without editing six characters in the body of the question. ...
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Do we need to specify what identification is being requested using tags?

In my previous question about the tag: plants it seems like the tag is for identification requests. So a question asking for a plant identification would be tagged with plantsidentification. ...
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What is the plant tag used for?

I noticed today that there is the tag: plant. There's currently no tag wiki for it, and from the questions that use the tag I'm not really sure what the tag is supposed to be used for. I would kind ...
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Merge tag Pest with Pests

I found that there are two tags for pests. Both pest and pests. I think it would be best if we could make pest a synonym of pests.
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Is the tag for Pots a synonym of the tag for Containers?

I just noticed there's a tag: pots Plant containers that are typically round and a tag: containers. Plant pots and boxes that hold soil and growing plants. It sounds to me like the tag for ...
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Should the [seed-starting] and [germination] tags be synonyms?

I noticed today that we have tags for both seed-starting and germination (with the latter having a synonym, germinating). Both tags have wikis, but the one for germination has a lot more detail. The ...
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Should there be individual tags for specific plants?

Should there be individual tags for specific plants? For example, I asked a question specifically about my Gardenia tree/bush/plant. I'd love to see other questions and answers about Gardenias. Does ...
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"Containers" tag vs "Potting" tag

I think the Container tag is ambiguous with the Potting tag. Also (IMO) the container tag more accurately describes plants growing anywhere but inside the ground (eg 'contained' environments) better ...
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Location is vital to most gardening questions, should location be a tag?

Stack Overflow is successful because of a combination of the SE technology and the meta-rules defining how to use that technology successfully given the topic at hand. The stack about Gardening ...
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How to group questions on sexual reproduction

I want to search for all questions about plant sexual reproduction, and the breeding of plants/cultivars via sexual reproduction as opposed to asexual reproduction or cloning (striking cuttings). Is ...
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What do folks understand by the tag "backyard-garden"?

What do you understand by the tag backyard-garden? It means nothing to me and I can't see what the 3/4 questions under that tag have in common. But maybe it's a term in general use somewhere in the ...
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Should greywater be graywater?

I see we have a tag for greywater. Board policy is to use American spelling. Being a non-native I assume this should be graywater? I'm posting this as a question/discussion rather than to the ...
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"winter-gardening" tag vs "wintering"

Is winter-gardening meant to refer to active gardening only? Should there be another tag, perhaps wintering, to refer to questions about the care of plants that are dormant during the winter?
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Are we losing tag wikis?

I thought I'd written a longer description for desert but this disappeared (thought someone might have deleted it as too long winded), but I'm pretty certain I wrote a tag wiki (long and short) for ...
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Should the tag "bulbs" relate to things like Springtime flowers or root vegetables?

Currently the tag bulbs is mostly associated with "Onions", a bulb vegetable that is strictly speaking a subset of "Root Vegetables". Personally when I think of bulbs in a gardening context, the ...
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Is the [vegetables] tag useful? Or just another meta-tag?

One of my questions about peppers was recent retagged with vegetables (please don't be side tracked by this, it's just what prompted the post) Since I'm not particularly invested in this SE site, I'm ...
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Fall/winter gardening tag?

Would it be useful to have a fall/winter gardening tag? We've got a handful of questions that this would fit. If so, what should it be called? fall-gardening and winter-gardening would overlap, and ...
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Is "natural" a useful tag?

Recently created on this question: What are some alternatives to under gravel filters for a 3000 gallon pond?
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Would [urban-environment] be a useful tag?

for questions like these ones: What is the effect of streetlights on plants? Is it safe to grow food plants near the road? In fact, the "related questions" algorithm picked up the road question as ...
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Latin name or common name in tags?

This question is an interesting case: How to prevent Sempervivum tectorum (Common Houseleek) from growing in length and not width? Both latin name and common name are in the title and question body ...
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Pests tag too general?

The pests tag is proving popular but i'm tempted to retag/encourage more detailed tags. ants, mice, birds are all interesting and very different in the kinds of problems they generate, how to ...
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Tag needed for "what's wrong with my plant, here are the symptoms" type questions

There is a category of Q which asks for help identifying the cause of a problem, here's three examples: Some of my ferns have brown spots on the tips of their leaves. What causes that? Why did the ...
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