Jim’s April 2018 Garden Questions

 

April 2018 Garden Questions

Last month, in March, we had a pretty easy quiz – covering mostly basic gardening fundamentals.  April’s questions contain a little of everything – some fundamentals, some trivia, and some real head scratchers.  But, no worries – I’ve also provided April 2018 Garden Answers, if you want to take a shortcut and find out quickly what the correct response should be to each of the 10 questions posed.

NOTE:  All of these questions have been put together based on information provided in The Perfect Vegetable Garden.

 

Question 1

Asparagus Field

Asparagus plants can be either male or female.  Which gender of asparagus produces toxic red berries that can cause diarrhea and vomiting?

A) Male

B) Female

C) Both

 

Answer For Question #1

 

 

Question 2

Wild Asparagus

Which gender of asparagus would you most likely find in your neighborhood grocery store?

A) Male

B) Female

C) Both

 

Answer For Question #2

 

 

Question 3

Dry, brown ingredients such as fall leaves for compost.Moist, green ingredients for compost.water for compost

 

 

 

 

A successful compost pile contains a mixture of four basic components.   Three of these are dry/brown ingredients to produce heat energy, moist/green ingredients to spur organism growth, and water to facilitate the breakdown of the dry/brown and moist/green ingredients.  What is the fourth component?

A) Carbon

B) Nitrogen

C) Oxygen

D) Hydrogen

E) None of the above.

 

Answer For Question #3

 

 

Question 4

bacterium

There are two types of bacteria that can show up in a compost pile – anaerobic bacteria and aerobic bacteria.  Are either of these bacteria good your compost?  And, if so, which one is the good one?

A) Anaerobic

B) Aerobic

C) Neither

 

Answer For Question #4

 

 

Question 5

Edamame seedlings

Most seeds will germinate in a couple of days if you keep their temperature:

A) Below 60 °F (15.5 °C)

B) Between 60 °F (15.5 °C) and 70 °F (21 °C)

C) Seed temperature is not important

 

Answer For Question #5

 

 

Question 6

Taking a soil sample.

I need a soil test.  How do I correctly collect my dirt sample?

A) Pick a spot in the middle of the garden and take about a pint of surface dirt for the sample.

B) Pick some random spots throughout the garden area and take some surface dirt from each spot to create the sample.

C) Pick some of random spots throughout the garden area, remove the surface dirt, and use the deeper dirt to create the sample.

 

Answer For Question #6

 

 

Question 7

Lifetime Tomato Cages, Heavy Gauge, Set of 4

What is the best way to support indeterminate tomatoes in the garden?

A) Place a wooden stake next to each plant.

B) Put a tomato cage on each plant.

C) Use a trellis.

 

Answer For Question #7

 

 

Question 8

Raking the garden without tilling it.

Tilling the soil is optional.  As long as the correct formula of nutrients is used, the veggies will grow just as good in a garden that has not been tilled.  Just rake it a bit.

A) True

B) False

 

Answer For Question #8

 

 

Question 9

Utility Wire

Watch out for underground utility wires when tilling.  You don’t want to chop them up and create a big headache for yourself.  However, if your garden is over 20 feet from your house, there shouldn’t be any wires to worry about.

A) True

B) False

 

Answer For Question #9

 

 

Question 10

Test soil pH

A soil pH of 7.0 is considered:

A) Acidic

B) Alkaline

C) Neutral

 

Answer For Question #10

 

 

BONUS QUESTION

This question will require some deep thought!

Situation:

You are in a room that has three light switches and a closed door.  The switches are connected to three light bulbs in the next room – on the other side of the closed door.  Once you open the door, you cannot touch the switches again.  How can you be 100% sure which switch is connected to which light bulb in the next room?

Light switch #1Light switch #2Light switch #3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Answer For BONUS QUESTION

 

 

That’s it.  Ten easy questions and a Big Bonus One, too!

As you absorb more information in The Perfect Vegetable Garden, you will move closer and closer to the coveted “Master Gardener” status – and you will find it much easier to grow beautiful, tasty veggies!

Send me an email, jim@perfect-vegetable-garden.com, or leave a comment to let me know what you think of this month’s test.

 

Jim, the Lifelong Gardener

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “Jim’s April 2018 Garden Questions

  1. Grant Reply

    Jim, what a great idea to post a gardening quiz. I’ve been gardening for a lot of years and I still didn’t know all the answers. It was fun to take your quiz. I’ll be looking for future quizzes. What a great way to learn! Have you written many so far?

    • Jim Reply

      Hi Grant,

       I’m happy that you enjoyed  the April 2018 quiz!  Were you able to complete it without using the April 2018 answer sheet?

      A visitor to my gardening website gave me the idea to author gardening quizzes several months ago.  So, last month – the first set of questions, March 2018 quiz, was born, along with its corresponding March 2018 answers.

      My goal is to create a new quiz – with answers – every month or two – using information I have presented somewhere in The Perfect Vegetable Garden.

      Stay tuned for more brain tickling questions down the road…

      Jim

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