Jim’s April 2019 Garden Questions

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!


Question 1

Mid-Atlantic Soil Analysis

 Overall, the horizons of the Mid-Atlantic soil region are:

  1. A) Well-defined.
  2. B) A bit blurry.
  3. C) Can’t be detected at all.


Answer For Question #1



Question 2

State of New Jersey - soil analysis

 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.


Answer For Question #2



Question 3

State of New York - soil analysis

Honeoye is a Seneca Indian name for New York’s state soil.  It means, “The Gods have blessed the soil in this land.”

A) True

B) False


Answer For Question #3



Question 4

State of Pennsylvania - soil analysis

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?

A) Yes

B) No

C) Maybe

D) Not enough information to make a decision.


Answer For Question #4



Question 5

Celeriac - the cyborg

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.


Answer For Question #5



Question 6

Is "fatback" a Sumo wrestler's backside?

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.


Answer For Question #6



Question 7

Can you find pot liquor in a moonshine jug?

What is pot liquor?

  1. A) A poor person.
  2. B) A type of homemade alcohol – much like moonshine.
  3. C) The residue scum created from molasses drying in the sun.
  4. D) Broth from cooking greens with meat.
  5. E) Both “B” and “C”.
  6. F) Both “A” and “D”.


Answer For Question #7



Question 8

Do larger collard green leaves get sweet, bitter, or bland?

As collard green leaves get larger, they become:

A) Sweeter

B) More bitter

C) Bland

D) None of the above.


Answer For Question #8



Question 9

An armful of rhubarb stalks and leaves.

Rhubarb plants are great to grow because you can eat everything – leaves, stalks, roots, etc.

A) True

B) False

C) None of the above.


Answer For Question #9



Question 10

Smack those rhubarb plants!

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.


Answer For Question #10




Chief Laugh-a-Lot

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!

Have suggestions?  A comment below or email to me will be taken seriously – fur shur!


Jim, the Lifelong Gardener


6 thoughts on “Jim’s April 2019 Garden Questions

  1. Dr. Baker Reply

    Hello Jim! Wow… I had SO much fun with your website. MOST of your questions completely had me stumped! But… I can say that in resorting to your answers that I learned a GREAT deal of information! I am ready for some serious trivia now. It is sites like these that make learning fun! I greatly appreciate this!

    • Jim Reply

      Hi Dr. Baker,

      There were definitely some tough questions in this April installment of quizzes!  It will definitely put you at an advantage for any trivia competitions!


  2. grea8J Reply

    Interesting questions and answers. As regard the “honeoye” legend. I thought before he could cut off the bitten finger, the venom might have spread., anyway, I guess that is why it was a legend afterall.

    Also, I thought limes are acidic or am I wrong?  If they are, then I wonder why they must be added to an acidic soil like Downer, New Jersey.

    • Jim Reply

      Legends tend to be larger than life – as, I think, was the case for the chopped off finger.

      The “limes” you speak of are citrus fruits.  That’s not what we use to change the pH factor in soil.

      “Lime” is actually limestone that has been ground down to make it suitable as a soil amendment.  It is rich in calcium – thus, it is highly alkaline in content – which makes it the perfect additive to make the necessary reductions to soil – making it less acidic.


  3. MissusB Reply

    I very much enjoyed this post, having to guess for the right answer even if I have no idea at all since I’m from a different continent. It was cool to incorporate trivia questions to get the information about gardening, soil and even truth behind myths! I wish to read more of this – truth behind the saying that learning is fun!

    Being informed about the unique components of different soil is interesting. I wonder how people from the old ages found a solution to cure their soil or know the right plants and crops to grow. thanks for sharing garden lessons with is. It’s truly enjoyable. I hope you can make another set about livestock, orchard, or local events.

    • Jim Reply

      Hi Missus B,

      After I complete my analysis of the United States, I will be looking at other soils globally.  So, let me know where you are located and I’ll be sure to put your area at the top of my list.

      Thanks, for the ideas for other subject you may be interested in learning about.  I’ll keep your suggestions in mind for future posts!


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