Peter Turner
  • Member for 10 years, 6 months
  • Last seen more than 1 year ago
  • United States
6 answers
8 votes
135 views
Dropping "Landscaping" from the title?
11 votes

If landscaping gained traction then it would add an awesome dynamic to the website. I'd reckon landscaping is 2/3rds more a profession than gardening is a hobby. And it's an expertise with a much ...

View answer
1 answers
7 votes
42 views
Pests tag too general?
10 votes

That's a good idea, but I don't think anyone is ever going to get a gold badge in cutworm that way. Could we keep both tags? For instance: birds + pests + sunflowers means how to get rid of bad ...

View answer
2 answers
8 votes
48 views
How should we evaluate claims' authority?
Accepted answer
10 votes

I agree in principle, but I don't want this to be like skeptics.SE. I don't mind having my advice not accepted because it's something my grandpa told me, but I don't think it should be shunned or ...

View answer
7 answers
6 votes
103 views
Do general tool question belong here?
9 votes

Most gardening books have sections on tool maintenance, selection and repair. I figured it was appropriate to ask here, although it probably could have floated on DIY. It wasn't really about how to ...

View answer
4 answers
10 votes
106 views
Are backyard chickens and other pet / fowl / livestock on topic?
7 votes

One thing that ought to be on topic is the use of chickens hogs or goats for tilling your garden.

View answer
4 answers
17 votes
272 views
Folks, we need to grow! Got fertilizers?
6 votes

One problem I have with this site is that I'm not a gardening expert, I'm just a guy with a garden who made a lot of mistakes in the past and is finally getting the hang of it. My wife's uncle on ...

View answer
5 answers
14 votes
213 views
How to ask plant identification questions
6 votes

What part of your yard did you find the plant? Some species of plants (mainly weeds) crop up in different areas of your yard. By the road Beneath a fence In fertile soil Along the edge of a garden ...

View answer
5 answers
14 votes
213 views
How to ask plant identification questions
6 votes

What region of the globe did you find your plant It is very relevant to plant identification where the plant came from. It might happen that a very similar plant exists in a different place where ...

View answer
5 answers
14 votes
213 views
How to ask plant identification questions
5 votes

What are its origins (how did you get it)? It is important to know whether your bought the plant from a store or got it from a friend or just found it growing in your attic. If you got a seed or ...

View answer
4 answers
8 votes
89 views
What should the scope of our Blog be?
3 votes

A very motivated blogger could certainly track the growth of their garden but only as it pertains to a specific goal like growing man-size cabbage, using hillbilly techniques or composting strange ...

View answer
2 answers
6 votes
57 views
Should answers that look like questions be deleted because of form?
Accepted answer
3 votes

Maybe you could start your answer like this: Ask yourself, "did I drop fertilizer all over my lawn?" Otherwise, yeah it should be a comment since you're really asking for clarification.

View answer
2 answers
5 votes
76 views
Details in tag wiki
3 votes

If I checked out 40 gardening references from the library and quoted at random, would that be considered fair use? I really like Rodale's Ultimate Organic Gardening Encyclopedia, it has entries for ...

View answer
2 answers
9 votes
77 views
Are "Where to buy X in city Y" questions on topic?
3 votes

Yeah, I think in any other SE it would have been instantly closed as too localized (like asking on SciFi what "Milwaukee Book Store Sells E.E. Smith Novelettes"). And if one were to have asked "What ...

View answer
2 answers
5 votes
62 views
Where do I look for basic information on logged-in user abilities?
3 votes

The list of privileges is also found (on the main site I guess) by clicking the arrow next to your name on the top, then clicking 'privileges'. It shows you how close you are to a privilege and you ...

View answer
5 answers
6 votes
89 views
Should good answers contain references?
3 votes

Like this answer, I sometimes just answer to put my two cents in, I don't feel bad if my answers linger one or two votes, nor do I suppose that my grandpa is rolling over in his grave for his wisdom ...

View answer
5 answers
4 votes
120 views
Angling joke sounding questions for experts
3 votes

I wouldn't have said anything about urine, just 'high nitrogen in liquid form'. You'll know what it is for, you can even say it in the comments if someone asks. If you want to evaluate the truth of ...

View answer
2 answers
2 votes
54 views
Can this question be rephrased to be on-topic?
2 votes

I figured I'd give it a crack, the gist of the question is what kind of a place should I look. The answer may be obvious now, "anywhere but Walmart" but at least it's answerable.

View answer
2 answers
-1 votes
49 views
Would [urban-environment] be a useful tag?
2 votes

Well, I live on the edge of a town of 700. I'd have never thought to tag my streetlights question with urban-environment, although I can see your point.

View answer
3 answers
10 votes
131 views
Include geographic information in user summary
2 votes

I would have liked to know where a person was coming from when they asked for a weed ID. Telling a person from the UK that they've got Pigweed growing in their back yard, then editing their post to ...

View answer
4 answers
5 votes
152 views
Aren't we supposed to be avoiding easy questions in private beta?
2 votes

I think that question needs some improvement and it could be something that an expert would take the time to answer. It is tagged as "vegetable-gardening" (are we using that or "vegetables"?) The ...

View answer
6 answers
15 votes
179 views
Where are the boundaries on-topic vs off-topic
2 votes

If you can get your hands dirty doing it or using it, then it's on topic. That would preclude tool questions not directly relating to the garden and plant questions which you would need a tractor (...

View answer
7 answers
9 votes
98 views
List of SE sites to migrate off-topic questions to.
-1 votes

Startups - http://answers.onstartups.com/ Questions relating to starting a CSA, stand, or getting into a farmers market

View answer
7 answers
9 votes
98 views
List of SE sites to migrate off-topic questions to.
-2 votes

Motor vehichle Maintenance - http://mechanics.stackexchange.com Questions related to fixing tractors?

View answer
8 answers
5 votes
160 views
Suggestions needed ... name our chat room?
-3 votes

The Compost Heap would be a good name, as it reflects both gardening and to a lesser extent landscaping and to a lesser extent computer science (which isn't particularly necessary).

View answer
7 answers
9 votes
98 views
List of SE sites to migrate off-topic questions to.
-3 votes

Superuser / Webapps - http://superuser.com Questions related to http://gardenplanner.jungseed.com (point to appropriate site if it's a web app or standalone) [Note, I don't think this is a good idea ...

View answer