Jim’s August 2018 Garden Questions

 

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.

 

Question 1

Wrestling technique - flying throat crunch.

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.

 

Answer For Question #1

 

 

Question 2

Prevent a flooded house - install outside drains.

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.

 

Answer For Question #2

 

 

Question 3

A bushel basket of tomatoes.

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.

 

Answer For Question #3

 

 

Question 4

All American Pressure Canners

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:

A) True

B) False

 

Answer For Question #4

 

 

Question 5

European sailor on long sea voyage.

What food product was widely used among European sailors as a source of vitamin C to prevent scurvy during long sea voyages?

A) Broccoli

B) Macaroni and cheese

C) Sauerkraut

D) Chocolate

E) Ice cream

 

Answer For Question #5

 

 

 

Question 6

White cabbage

Which of the following cabbage varieties is reasonably heat tolerant?

A) Early Jersey Wakefield

B) Brunswick

C) White Choi

D) Toy Choi

E) Both A and B

F) Both C and D

 

Answer For Question #6

 

 

Question 7

Water boils at 212 degrees F (100 degrees C).

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.

 

Answer For Question #7

 

 

Question 8

Bacterium - Clostridium botulinum.

The bacterium, Clostridium botulinum, is a natural food preservative that is beneficial to veggies that go through the canning process.

A) True

B) False

C) Depends on the circumstances

 

Answer For Question #8

 

 

Question 9

Mason jar parts

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.

 

Answer For Question #9

 

 

Question 10

Red ants attacking a plant.

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.

 

Answer For Question #10

 

 

BONUS QUESTION

The king of a kingdom far, far away.

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?

 

Answer For BONUS QUESTION

 

You had to be “on your toes” to answer some of these questions, I bet!  How many questions triggered you to search The Perfect Vegetable Garden or visit the answer page?

Comments and emails will help me improve my quizzes – so, don’t be shy!

 

Jim, the Lifelong Gardener

jim@perfect-vegetable-garden.com

 

 

4 thoughts on “Jim’s August 2018 Garden Questions

  1. Tiffany Domena Reply

    Hi Jim! It’s been awhile since I stopped by, but this post was so cool! I really like the quiz. It was alot of fun testing out my gardening knowledge and I’ve got a lot of room for improvement. Haha.

    Of all the questions, I was the most familiar with the pressure canner. I have one and I have a glass stovetop. I don’t have one of your recommended pressure canners, but I wish I had known you before buying it. Haha. It’s very heavy and bulky and I’ve almost broken my stovetop more than once.

    While I didn’t know much about many of the other topics, it was interesting to “cheat” and look at the answers page to learn what I didn’t know before.

    Thanks for such a fun idea and for all the great nuggets you have here. Keep it up! This place is an amazing resource center!

    • Jim Reply

      Hi Tiffany,

      I’m glad you enjoyed the August quiz!  I had fun putting this quiz page and the answer page together.  I look forward to doing it each and every month – and making it a standard part of The Perfect Vegetable Garden.

      What brand of canner are you using that is so heavy?  If it were me, I would be seriously considering selling it and buying a lighter, more versatile model like the Presto canners that wouldn’t be a danger to my stovetop.

      Take care.  I’m happy to hear from you again!

      Jim

  2. Tiffany Domena Reply

    I think you should continue with the quizzes. That’s a great idea. The canner is a Presto 30 or 33 quart canner (I can’t remember which size). It works great for canning and pressure cooking, but it is quite bulky. I thought I would need that size because I have a family of 4, but I don’t usually can that much food. It still works good, but I’d agree with your recommendation for most families. Most people probably don’t quite need this big size.

    • Jim Post authorReply

      You must have a very old canner, Tiffany. These days Presto only makes the 16 quart and the 23 quart canners.

      I’m sure you can get along with your 30 or 33 quart Presto canner. Just don’t fill it quite so full – your stovetop safety comes first.

      And, I will try to continue with the quiz and answer pages. Hopefully, I will get them out to everyone on a monthly basis – but, I may miss a month here or there.

      Jim

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