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Weekly topic challenge: tools [completed]

I made a post asking for topic ideas for the challenge, and the next open suggestion is for tools. Winter is coming in the northern hemisphere, and with the slowing down of seasonal gardening ...
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Weekly topic challenge: overwintering [completed]

I made a post asking for topic ideas for the challenge, and the next open suggestion is for overwintering. Winter is coming in the northern hemisphere, so this is a good, seasonal topic for y'all. ...
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Weekly topic challenge: harvesting [completed]

I made a post asking for topic ideas for the challenge, and the next open suggestion is for harvesting. You can ask about harvesting any fruit or veggie. Please use the tag harvesting when posting ...
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Please clarify the 'What topics can I ask about here?' section of the help center

I would like to have this: identification, diagnosis or management of plant diseases, pests, or weeds, changed to reflect on our scope of identifying. It only includes diseases, pests, and ...
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Weekly topic challenge: seed-saving [completed]

I made a post asking for topic ideas for the challenge, and the next open suggestion is for seed-saving. You can ask a question about saving seeds of any type you'd like to learn about, or you can ...
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Weekly topic challenge: terminology [completed]

I made a post asking for topic ideas for the challenge, and the highest scoring suggestion is for terminology. So, we're going to build our base of terminology questions. These can be closer to ...
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What's the limit for what's on or off topic with aquaponics?

In regards to this question: https://gardening.stackexchange.com/q/14497/2984 We have other questions about aquaponics, but it seems like there are two kinds of aquaponic systems. One that's meant to ...
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Gardening & Landscaping: Weekly Topic Challenge

Jon Ericson has come up with a wonderful way to boost the amount of questions on the site, and promote activity in topics that may otherwise receive only minimal attention. And it will be a lot of fun....
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When and how should I flag comments for removal?

I understand that on Stack Exchange sites, comments are supposed to be ephemeral. They are intended for clarification from an author, and once they have served their purpose, they can be removed at ...
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Let's get critical: Oct 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Gardening & Landscaping Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive ...
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What's the maximum size of the garden so I can ask questions here?

Say I have a big garden, 3,000 square meters. Is it too big? How about one hectare? What if I buy one hectare of land, I make there a small house and I live there, and make a garden on that 1 ...
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Should reputation or badges be used to encourage referring users to StackExchange communities?

I just sent out information about the site to 6 acquaintances whose knowledge and expertise I call upon regularly, because I realized that this community is improved by greater activity (assuming that ...
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How can I find the beta progress for the site?

I know this site is in Beta, in area 51 they have a nice graphic that illustrates how far along a site is based on the various metrics. What are the metrics to get out of beta and how are we doing?
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How should the help center let our users know they should add location data where appropriate?

Wow that's a horrible title.. This question is to discuss the location data for Q/A questions. specifically where on the help center should we inform our users and what the wording for asking for the ...
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Getting location data from users

I posted my first question yesterday, and the person that answered my question added my location as a comment to my question. I found that just a tad bit strange considering this is the interwebs and ...
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Does the [chili] tag contain any scope that the [peppers] tag doesn't?

All chilis are peppers, but not all peppers are chilis. :) I don't see why the chili tag is necessary, because as I see it, the entire scope of that tag is covered by the peppers tag. I was going to ...
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Should [potted-plants] be a synonym of [container-gardening]?

I asked a question today involving potted plants. With it I made the tag potted-plants. I was kind of confused how that tag hadn't been created before, but I later remembered that we had the tag for ...
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Can we ban questions on earth science in the help center?

This question is triggered by the recent 'Why is the soil so black on constuction site'. Can we make it clear in the help center that this type of question is not a good fit to Gardening & ...
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Can we get MathJax here?

While there's a lot of opinion and intuition to gardening, a good gardener is also very good at math. Horticulture is a science, and it would be very nice to clean up answers like this with some nice ...
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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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Should the closed as duplicate message be changed?

Here's what the closed-as-duplicate message looks like: marked as duplicate by johndoe1, johndoe2, johndoe3, johndoe4, johndoe5 May 5 '55 at 5:55 This question has been asked before and already has ...
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How can I find my badge progress for Curious, Inquisitive, and Socratic badges?

Is there a way to find how far along I am/how close I am to getting the Curious, Inquisitive, and Socratic badges on gardening.stackexchange.com?
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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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Is it OK to close older questions as duplicates of newer ones?

Example: Dwarf Alberta Spruce Winter Burn [duplicate], posted on Apr 28 2014 at 2:44, as a duplicate of How to heal this needled plant?, posted May 9 2014 at 16:37. I had always thought the newest ...
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Is this a bug in the tour of this site?

I recently went on the tour of the site again, for no real reason, and I found that the example question was 'Is an olive tree frost resistant?'. My answer to that question has five votes, townseans ...
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Android application for Gardeners

Precedents: Hello there. We are developing an Android (4.0 AKA Ice Cream Sandwich or above) application for gardeners and horticulturists. The application is currently is Beta stage and we need ...
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How can I 'try' to get the publicist badge?

Is there a way I can 'try' to get the publicist badge? The wiki (whatever it's called) says: Shared a link to a question that was visited by 1000 unique IP addresses. This badge can be awarded ...
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Edits on answers

I just went through an edit (no big deal) of one of my answers and had a very hard time understanding exactly what and why it was edited. Lost quite a few points (again no big deal) but I couldn't ...
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Do people who provide questions get notifications that we need more information?

There are so many good questions that we eventually have to close as there is no more response from the original asker. Do they get notifications when we comment on their questions? At the very least ...
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Are Questions About Making and Hanging garden gates in scope?

I would like to post questions about building and hanging a garden gate. I think this site is the best fit but I cannot see any similar questions. The Home Improvement site is the alternative but a ...
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Should old unanswered questions that need a photo for proper answers be closed?

I've noticed that many of our unanswered questions are practically unanswerable without a photo, or in some cases, a lot more detail. I would vote to close many of these, but I would like to know what ...
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Should duplicate or similar titles be allowed?

I was not allowed to ask this question with the title: "What kind of lily is this?" as a similar question exists. There are hundreds if not thousands of lily species so this seems a bit restrictive. ...
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Venus fly trap tag malfunctioning

The venus-fly-trap appears to exist, and dionaea the species name tag also exists and is a synonym of it. The issue is that neither of them can be used to tag a question. Searching the tags for venus-...
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Are tissue culture questions in the scope of this site?

Tissue culture is: the growth in an artificial medium of cells derived from living tissue. My question is whether or not tissue culture questions are appropriate for this site. One might argue ...
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Are questions regarding gardening tools off-topic?

I just read through the FAQ and it looks to me that, technically, if I were ask questions about tools for gardening, then that would be off topic. I'm not asking about specific brand recommendations ...
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Is the question “Where do trees get their shape?” on topic here?

The question "https://gardening.stackexchange.com/questions/11045/where-do-trees-get-their-shape" seems to be off topic here, and on-topic for Biology Stack Exchange. Are we keeping it simply for ...
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Are questions about cartoons on-topic?

We've had a couple of questions recently about identifying plants from cartoons: https://gardening.stackexchange.com/questions/9890/what-is-this-carnivorous-plant What is the flower just above the ...
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Why can't I use the tag “greenhouse”?

Why can I NOT use the tag 'greenhouse' x 17? I am in the middle of putting the plastic on and I am having a few problems...A notice came up that my reputation is still below 150 and I am not able to ...
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Why does the top bar show 4 questions for review when there are none?

In the last week for Gardening.StackExchange my top bar shows the number 4 in orange. A tooltip indicates that there are four questions waiting for review but when I click on it there are none. I ...
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Suggestion for new tag

I think a new tag, "strimmer", should be added, at least as an alias for some other tag. It's a common British term for "String trimmer" or "Edge trimmer" or "Weed-whacker", and I have found myself ...
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How can we improve quality in the [identification] tag?

The identification tag is the most widely used one on the site (as I write, there are 294 questions using it, and 200 for the next most popular, trees). However, many of them are little more than the ...
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Let's get critical: Apr 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Gardening & Landscaping Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive ...
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Is this question too localized?

This question only relates to buying an herbicide in California. Rather than flagging it I thought I would find out the opinions of others. Leaving aside the issue of only being valid in California ...
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Let's get critical: Jan 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Gardening & Landscaping Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive ...
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My wrong answer was accepted. Can it be fixed?

I supplied an answer here which I now believe is incorrect in the identification but correct in how to culture. Another user has the correct identification. I could delete my own answer which also ...
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Medical Marijuana [duplicate]

I read a couple of posts about the legality and so on related to growing marijuana but I don't think they were specific to the fact that in many states, including California, consumption and even ...
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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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new function for mods: convert answer to question

I see new users adding an answer that is really a question to an established thread. Moderators follow the established procedure and add a note saying they should ask it again as a question and ...

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