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I think people googling will be impressed by the clean, relevant atmosphere here, especially if they have been on other free gardening Q/A sites. But most people, I think, will be a little intimidated trying to participate. It seems many people are watching the activity (over 3500 visits per day by different addresses), while only a few even read the about ...


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I suppose I could be considered an expert in gardening because I did the study and have qualifications, though I don't like the term. The point about horticulture is its variable, its not like coding - make a mistake with coding and the programme won't work, or will glitch, but that's not always true with horticulture. In the 40 years I've been in this field,...


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Greetings from the Stack Exchange Community Team! I realize this self-eval happened a good while ago but I'm circling back after a request came in for feedback about how close G&L is graduating. In an effort to be helpful, I'll be blunt. This site is not showing the hockey stick growth we look for as a prerequisite to graduation. And it is entirely okay....


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Find out what questions experts ask and ask those questions. Taking a page out of Jeff's blog post, we should figure where expert gardeners hang out on the internet and watch for unanwered questions that might be suitable for this site. If we can get great answer to these questions (this is a chicken-and-egg problem, of course), it's possible to introduce ...


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Final Results Which grass is best suited as an indoor perennial? Net Score: 8 (Excellent: 8, Satisfactory: 1, Needs Improvement: 0) Why do many of my parsley leaves have white tips? Net Score: 6 (Excellent: 6, Satisfactory: 5, Needs Improvement: 0) How tall can grape plants get? Net Score: 6 (Excellent: 6, Satisfactory: 4, Needs Improvement: 0) Is ...


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Final Results Can I force a dormant forsythia branch to bloom by bringing it inside? Net Score: 12 (Excellent: 12, Satisfactory: 0, Needs Improvement: 0) Grapes leaves too dry - is that normal? Net Score: 11 (Excellent: 11, Satisfactory: 1, Needs Improvement: 0) Best way to avoid seedlings from bending and dying Net Score: 10 (Excellent: 10, ...


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Final Results Hot composting dock roots Net Score: 3 (Excellent: 3, Satisfactory: 3, Needs Improvement: 0) Strawberry Plants from Home Depot not producing. Net Score: 2 (Excellent: 2, Satisfactory: 4, Needs Improvement: 0) do "real" vegetable gardeners buy plants, or use seeds Net Score: 2 (Excellent: 2, Satisfactory: 4, Needs Improvement: ...


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Final Results What is this thorny leafless tree with lumpy yellow fruit? Net Score: 3 (Excellent: 3, Satisfactory: 1, Needs Improvement: 0) What is this deciduous tree with sharp edged leaves and clusters of small flowers? Net Score: 2 (Excellent: 3, Satisfactory: 0, Needs Improvement: 1) What should I do to encourage my Hyacinth to flower again? Net ...


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Final Results Where'd the worms go? Net Score: 3 (Excellent: 3, Satisfactory: 0, Needs Improvement: 0) What are the best components for producing compost which supply maximum nutrients? Net Score: 2 (Excellent: 2, Satisfactory: 1, Needs Improvement: 0) What should I do to rescue grass from a petrol spill? Net Score: 2 (Excellent: 2, Satisfactory: 1,...


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As research on stack exchange answers has shown the best way to get a good answer is to ask a good question. Some of the questions whose answers I was asked to review were poor quality. The people who answered the questions did their best but it is hard to evaluate an answer when the question is of poor quality. Also, if the person asking the question does ...


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Final Results Need some help identifying a plum tree Net Score: 3 (Excellent: 3, Satisfactory: 3, Needs Improvement: 0) Which is preferred: worm castings or worm casting tea? Net Score: 3 (Excellent: 3, Satisfactory: 3, Needs Improvement: 0) Should a citrus tree growing very close to the house be killed? Net Score: 1 (Excellent: 2, Satisfactory: 2, ...


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I don't think it is appropriate to ask me to rate questions that I have provided an answer for. Is it possible to filter what is shown to each user to exclude questions they have participated in ?


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I find these ratings to be extremely harsh. A number of these questions are very hard to answer due to insufficient details such as "are these weeds or plants" and the "two groundcover plants". Edit: @JonEricson The questions are detailed enough but the fact is that these are hard questions. For the "are these weeds or plants" there are several answers ...


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