April 2019 Garden Questions
Another month gone by and here it is – the end of April, 2019. This month’s quiz will be a little tough if you haven’t been keeping up with the latest posts in The Perfect Vegetable Garden. I’m sure you’ll wanna get some help by visiting the April 2019 Garden Answers before you get very far into these questions.
One – for the money.
Two – for the show.
Three – to get ready – and…
Four – to go!!!
And…they’re off and running!
Overall, the horizons of the Mid-Atlantic soil region are:
- A) Well-defined.
- B) A bit blurry.
- C) Can’t be detected at all.
New Jersey’s state soil, Downer, covers about 60% of the state. This soil is:
A) High in acidity.
B) High in alkalinity.
C) pH Neutral.
D) None of the above.
Honeoye is a Seneca Indian name for New York’s state soil. It means, “The Gods have blessed the soil in this land.”
The fertile Hazelton soil of Pennsylvania runs very deep and drains exceptionally well. Good water drainage is a necessity for our veggie gardens. Is there a downside?
D) Not enough information to make a decision.
What is celeriac?
A) A process for removing pests from garden veggies.
B) An extraterrestrial cyborg or android.
C) A person suffering from memory loss.
D) A turnip looking vegetable.
E) Something that causes erotic excitement.
What is fatback?
A) The backside of a Sumo wrestler.
B) A funk and disco band from the 1980s.
C) The hard fat under the skin on the back of a pig.
D) Both “B” and “C”.
E) None of the above.
What is pot liquor?
- A) A poor person.
- B) A type of homemade alcohol – much like moonshine.
- C) The residue scum created from molasses drying in the sun.
- D) Broth from cooking greens with meat.
- E) Both “B” and “C”.
- F) Both “A” and “D”.
As collard green leaves get larger, they become:
B) More bitter
D) None of the above.
Rhubarb plants are great to grow because you can eat everything – leaves, stalks, roots, etc.
C) None of the above.
Jim, the Lifelong Gardener, has decided to “force” his rhubarb plants! That means that Jim will:
A) Stomp on them to release their bitter juice.
B) Smack them a few times to wake them up.
C) Tie them up so they are forced to grow straighter.
D) Completely remove them from sunlight and make them grow in the dark only.
In the Black Hills of South Dakota, during the gold rush of 1849, three cowboy prospectors were captured by a band of Cherokee Indians for panning gold right in the middle of their sacred burial grounds. The prospectors had committed a transgression punishable by death according to Chief Laugh-a-Lot.
But, since the cowboys didn’t realize the extent of what they had done, the chief took pity on them – offering them one chance to save their lives.
The three cowboys were seated behind each other. The one in front could not see anyone. The middle one could only see the back of the man in front. The man in back could see the backs of both the middle man and the front man.
Chief Laugh-a-Lot showed the cowboy prospectors five cowboy hats. Three hats were red – and two hats were green.
The three cowboys were then blindfolded – after which – one of the five hats were placed on the head of each of them. The two leftover hats were hidden completely from view.
After the blindfolds were removed, the chief told the men that, if just one of them could correctly guess which color hat was on their own head, all three of them would be released – and could go free – as long as they never returned to the sacred burial grounds. However, if they guessed wrong, all three would be immediately executed.
As the minutes and the hours ticked away, none of the cowboys spoke up to make a guess on the color of cowboy hat they were wearing.
Finally, the man in front – who could not see the back of any one – spoke up – correctly guessing the color of his hat.
What color was his hat? How was he able to guess it correctly?
It’s been a busy month – but, luckily, I was finally able to get out this month’s questions – from posts in The Perfect Vegetable Garden!
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