February 2019 Garden Questions
No muss – no fuss – just another slew of questions to pique your interest. Jump right into the head scratchers below – all of which have answers hidden within the pages of The Perfect Vegetable Garden. As always, a cheat sheet is available, February 2019 Garden Answers.
So, without further ado, have fun – and pay close attention – because, some of the questions are a tad tricky!
The Old Farmer’s Almanac is the best selling garden book – ever! It has been in publication for how long?
A) 20 years
B) 50 years
C) 100 years
D) More than 2 centuries.
My electrical power only goes out once or twice a year – but, it can last several days or more. So, I want to buy a portable generator to keep my refrigerator going when I have power outages. My fridge uses up about 700 watts of power when running – thus, I think that a 1,000 watt generator is more than enough for my needs.
One of my friends recently purchased a DuroMax XP10000EH dual fuel generator. This puppy puts out 10kW of surge (starting) power and 8kW of running (rated) power. He says it pretty much runs everything in his house. However, the other day, he told me that both his computer and his TV quit working after being powered by the generator. What do you think happened?
A) Something must be wrong with the generator for this to happen.
B) It is a coincidence that his computer and TV broke while being powered by the generator. They were old and ready to break at any time anyway.
C) The generator killed his computer and TV.
The Generac 7043 22kW Generator is one of the best home standby generators on the market today. But, one drawback is that an external propane tank must be installed to fuel it.
- A) True
- B) False
Mary Washington is the name of:
A) George Washington’s wife.
B) A variety of apple tree.
C) A variety of asparagus.
D) A university in Fredericksburg, VA.
E) Both “A” and “B”.
F) Both “C” and “D”.
G) All of the above.
H) None of the above.
What is the total harmonic distortion of the A-iPower SUA15000EC portable generator?
D) Less than 5%.
The Briggs and Stratton Model 40396 Generator is a good source of electrical power when the main power goes off. I guess you could say it is:
A) An inexpensive portable generator.
B) A dual fuel generator.
C) A pure sine wave generator.
D) A home standby generator.
E) All but “A)”.
F) None of the above.
The Snow Joe iON8024 XRP Snow Blower is one mean foe to any pile of snow that has the audacity to pile up on your driveway and sidewalks! What fuel does it use?
A) Unleaded gasoline
B) K-1 grade undyed kerosene
C) It plugs into the home’s electrical outlet.
D) It is battery powered.
E) It is a revolutionary solar powered machine.
F) None of the above.
Somewhere yesterday, I saw “Dragon Tongue Langerie” – and I started scratching my head – creating a nice, round bald spot. What the heck does it mean?
A) It’s the name of an up and coming offshoot gang of the Chinese mafia.
B) This is a dragon revered in many Asian cultures as being unstoppable.
C) A technique for licking an especially delicious and sweet treat – “draggin’ tongue” – or, is that pretty far fetched?
D) A variety of rare and exotic beans.
What is a great way to increase seed germination and growth rates?
A) Soak them in water.
B) Heat them in an oven at low heat.
C) Freeze the seeds.
D) There is no successful technique to do this.
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So, how much did you have to stop and think about these questions? I bet some of them had you going a bit, huh?
Shoot me an email or comment. I’m eager to see your suggestions, thoughts, or any candor you think appropriate.