August 2018 Garden Questions
More unique questions to increase your garden knowledge! All answers can be discovered somewhere in The Perfect Vegetable Garden. However, you can find solace in the fact that the August 2018 Garden Answers will give you a quick shortcut to the accurate solution for each of the questions.
What the heck is a French drain?
A) This is a wrestling hold designed to drain the strength of your opponent – invented by the famous French wrestler, André René Roussimoff – otherwise known as André the Giant. This unique hold is still famous today – 25 years after his passing.
B) A technique to drain excess water away from a given location.
C) Both A and B.
D) Neither A nor B.
What is the single most common way to eliminate – or, at least minimize the disastrous effects of excessive rain in a landscape situation?
A) A filter drain.
B) A perimeter drain.
C) A French drain.
D) An agricultural ditch.
E) All the above.
F) None of the above.
Jim recently purchased 2 bushels of tomatoes at a bargain basement price. He cannot eat all of them before they spoil. He has 3 choices for preservation. Which is his best choice?
A) Freeze the ‘mators – and thaw them out as needed.
B) Canning them will preserve the tomatoes for a couple of years – or more.
C) Just stick them in the refrigerator. The cold temperature will preserve the tomatoes indefinitely.
D) Tomatoes can’t be preserved – so, Jim wasted his money.
All American Pressure Canners are the best and lightest canners available on the market today. They are, by far, the safest canners for a glass or ceramic stove top!
This statement is:
What food product was widely used among European sailors as a source of vitamin C to prevent scurvy during long sea voyages?
B) Macaroni and cheese
E) Ice cream
Which of the following cabbage varieties is reasonably heat tolerant?
A) Early Jersey Wakefield
C) White Choi
D) Toy Choi
E) Both A and B
F) Both C and D
If water boils at 212 oF (100 oC) in your house, what is your elevation above sea level?
A) I am at sea level.
B) I am 10,000 feet above sea level.
C) It doesn’t matter. Water boils at 212 oF (100 oC) no matter where I am located.
The bacterium, Clostridium botulinum, is a natural food preservative that is beneficial to veggies that go through the canning process.
C) Depends on the circumstances
When in doubt, what is the best way to ensure that canned foods are safe to eat?
A) If the lid appears to be sealed – even though there may be the presence of food outside the jar – there are no worries. It is safe to eat.
B) If the lid is unsealed and there are no signs of mold, then smell it – and, if it smells good, taste it – and, if it tastes good, it is safe to eat.
C) Whether or not the lid is sealed, I would boil the contents for at least 10 minutes to kill any harmful organisms.
What can you do when red ants get out of control in your garden or yard?
A) Repel them with citrus juice or peels – or other household items.
B) Kill them with chili powder – or other equally lethal home products.
C) Destroy them with a commercial ant poison.
Long ago, in a kingdom far, far away, a convicted criminal was brought before his king to receive punishment for his crimes. The king told him that he was to be put to death. “But”, the king said, “I will give you the right to choose how you will die.”
The criminal thought for a few minutes – and, then whispered something in the king’s ear. Then, the king smiled, pardoned him, and said he was free to leave.
What did the criminal tell the king?
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