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Meta Are gardening questions on-topic?

Sorry, but I don't think gardening is a valid topic for Outdoors. On SE there was a separate site for gardening, so the distinction was more clear. Yes, it is literaly outdoors, but that's not ho...

posted 4y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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#1: Initial revision by user avatar Olin Lathrop‭ · 2020-06-02T13:25:14Z (about 4 years ago)
Sorry, but I don't think gardening is a valid topic for *Outdoors*.  On SE there was a separate site for gardening, so the distinction was more clear.

Yes, it is literaly outdoors, but that's not how the site name is intended to be interpreted.  "Outdoors" in this sense means more *natural*, *in the wild*, *away from civilization*, *not at home*, *out in nature*.  It's hard to specify in words.  Gardening just doesn't fit in with camping, hiking, hunting, wildlife observation, and the like.

For example, asking about a tomato plant you find while out in the woods could be on topic.  Issues with growing your own tomatoes in your back yard is not.

I know it's tough to exclude things on a new site, but this is the important formative time where these things need to be hashed out and lines drawn.