I've seen a few questions with the Garden tag. Do we need this tag? What does it mean and when is it appropriate to use it?

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    I removed it from a question yesterday. I didn't have the energy to remove it from all.
    – hobodave
    Commented Sep 3, 2010 at 14:24

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I don't think the tag is helpful... if you're looking for culinary uses for a garden item (like the Roses question) that isn't what most people think of as an edible item, you could still tag the question as that item (flowers, in this case).

"Garden" could apply to endless items one can grow in their own garden. It doesn't really narrow anything down.

And if the question is about how to grow an item, well, it's more of a horticulture question, and is probably off topic.

  • Agreed - looks like I missed a few questions in my search for [culinary-uses] candidates. I just retagged two of them. There's only one left - feel free to remove the tag from that one if you like.
    – Aaronut
    Commented Sep 3, 2010 at 17:51
  • @aaronut - done (removed). Commented Sep 3, 2010 at 19:16
  • thats what I thought Thanks guys.
    – Sam Holder
    Commented Sep 4, 2010 at 8:59

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