December 2018 Garden Questions
Christmas has passed – and, we’re looking forward to a brand New Year! So, guess what time it is? That’s right – time for this 2018 December quiz. If you’re a follower of The Perfect Vegetable Garden, these questions will probably be easy for you. But, if not – then look for the answers in the December 2018 Garden Answers – you may find a few extra surprises on the answer sheet, too.
Mesclun is an illegal hallucenogic drug made from cacti like the Peyote Cactus that hippies consumed back in the 1970’s.
Beware of Assassin bugs! They get their name because they will attack and eat each and every plant in your garden!
What is “green manure?”
A) It is slang for what you find in a baby’s diaper when it needs to be changed.
B) Animal dung – used to fertilize soil.
C) Combinations of grains, grasses, and legumes.
D) A healthy smoothie made with spinach and avocados.
What does Jim, the Lifelong Gardener, recommend to use as a cover crop for your backyard garden?
D) None of the above.
What is another name for broccolini?
B) Tenderstem Broccoli
D) Both A and B.
E) Both B and C.
It is impossible to make homemade potato chips that taste as well or better than the store bought versions. This statement is:
If you did attempt to make your own potato chips, the best way to cook them is:
A) Deep Fry
B) Oven Bake
E) All of the above.
F) None of the above.
A snow thrower is a machine that makes snow balls out of wet snow and tosses them in any direction you aim the machine. It operates at such a high speed that it has been known to win snow ball fights against up to 6 opponents at the same time.
Snow blowers are rated – based on the amount and type of snow they can clear. These ratings are:
A) Class A, class I, class II, class III, class IV, class V, and class VI.
B) 1 AWG, 5 AWG, 10 AWG, and 26 AWG
C) Single-stage, 2-stage, and 3-stage
D) None of the above.
Even if you choose the right snow blower for the job, and are able to clear all the snow and ice from your driveway and sidewalks, you still need to add some rock salt or ice melt to the surfaces.
Up at the North Pole, Santa Claus finds that 4 elves can make a total of 16 train sets in 60 minutes. Getting out his calculator, Santa wants to know how long it would take 100 elves to make 100 train sets. Do you know the answer?
Another month – another quiz. Hard? Easy? Did you need to check out the answer page? Or, are you following The Perfect Vegetable Garden so close that you instantly knew the solutions?
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