Jim’s July 2018 Garden Questions

 

July 2018 Garden Questions

There are a ton of great questions this month!  And, they have been lifted from some of the most recent posts – here, in The Perfect Vegetable Garden – about garden seeders, wood chippers, and sunflowers (HINT).  If you get stumped, check out the July 2018 Garden Answers for the data / information to satisfy your curiosity.

 

Question 1

Garden Seeders

What the heck is a garden seeder?

A) A contraption that sucks all the weed seeds out of the garden so the weeds don’t grow.

B) A precise device to plant seeds in a garden. That’s all it can do.

C) A storage unit to keep seeds fresh so that they germinate more rapidly in the garden.

D) Creates a furrow, plants seeds evenly spaced, and covers the seeds with soil – all in one fell swoop!

E) None of the above.

 

Answer For Question #1

 

 

Question 2Earthway vertical seed plates - standard set

Garden seeders usually come with 6 seed plates that cover the majority of seed sizes.  If you have seeds that don’t match any of the seed plates, you are flat out of luck!

A) True

B) False

 

Answer For Question #2

 

 

Question 3

Chapin 8701B Garden Seeder

The Chapin 8701B Garden Seeder has seed plates that are positioned:

A) Vertically

B) Horizontally

C) Both vertically and horizontally

D) At a 45 degree angle

E) None of the above

 

Answer For Question #3

 

 

Question 4

Chapin 8701B standard seed plates

What is the best way to minimize the chance of static electricity buildup on a garden seeder’s plastic seed plates and hopper?

  1. A) Wipe the plates and seed hopper with a soft, dry cloth after each use.
  2. B) Keep the plates and seed hopper well oiled.
  3. C) Clean the plates and hopper with a mild dishwashing liquid and thoroughly dry them before use.
  4. D) Run them through the washing machine and dryer.
  5. E) They can’t be cleaned. When they get too dirty, they have to be replaced.

 

Answer For Question #4

 

 

Question 5

Chapin or Earthway

Which of the following garden seeders is made from aircraft grade aluminum – making it one of the lightest machines on the market today?

A) Chapin 8701B

B) Earthway 1001-B

C) Neither – because, aircraft grade aluminum is way too pricey for use in an inexpensive garden seeder.

 

Answer For Question #5

 

 

Question 6

Which garden seeder(s) has a wedge-shaped ground opener to make furrows for the seeds to be planted?

A) The Chapin 8701B

B) The Earthway 1001-B

C) The Hoss HGS051

D) Both A) and B)

E) Both B) and C)

F) No garden seeders have wedge-shaped ground openers. They use different techniques to make a furrow.

 

Answer For Question #6

 

 

Question 7

How does the Hoss HGS051 Garden Seeder make a furrow to plant seeds?

A) A metal bar scrapes a ditch into the loose, tilled soil.

B) A rolling coulter does the job.

C) This garden seeder requires that a furrow be manually made using a spade prior to planting seeds.

 

Answer For Question #7

 

 

Question 8YARDMAX YW755 Chipper Shredder

The YARDMAX YW755 Chipper Shredder can do some serious damage to tree limbs – easily turning them into wood chips.  What’s the maximum diameter branch it can handle?

A) 1 inch

B) 2 inches

C) 3 inches

D) 6 inches

E) 9 inches

 

Answer For Question #8

 

 

Question 9

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There is an ancient Native American Indian planting technique called The Three Sisters – in which corn, green beans, and squash are planted together as a companion planting technique.  Some Indian tribes in Arizona and New Mexico added a fourth sister.  What plant did they use?

A) Asparagus

B) Tomatoes

C) Cucumbers

D) Sunflowers

E) Eggplant

F) None of the above. There is no such thing as a fourth sister.

 

Answer For Question #9

 

 

Question 10

Why do you think that Jim, the Lifelong Gardener prefers Burpee’s Mammoth Russian and Hill Creek Seeds’ Grey Strip Mammoth when he plants his sunflowers?

A) The plants are short – less than 6 feet tall – which makes them very easy to manage.

B) They are the most disease resistant of the sunflower varieties.

C) Both varieties have the most delicious seeds.

 

Answer For Question #10

 

 

BONUS QUESTION

 4th of July fireworks

Since we are in July, let’s see if you know why we began using fireworks to celebrate Independence Day, July 4th – in the U.S.A.

A) Americans like to blow stuff up.

B) To mimic rockets being fired at the enemy in a war.

C) A morale booster.

D) Our government wanted a really big show for their July 4th celebrations.

E) We wanted to give China financial support – so, we started buying their fireworks.

 

Answer For BONUS QUESTION

 

 

I hope you found this little quiz fun and enlightening.  Did you have to visit the answer page?  Or, did you know all or most of the answers yourself?

Leave a comment with suggestions on future quizzes or posts you would like to see.  I’m also always up for a good story.  And, my email isn’t too far away either!

 

Jim, the Lifelong Gardener

jim@perfect-vegetable-garden.com

2 thoughts on “Jim’s July 2018 Garden Questions

  1. Stella Reply

    Hello Jim!

    This was a lot of fun. And I have to confess that I visited the answer page a lot. Lol

    I certainly learned a lot more about a garden seeder than I knew before. However, it is good info because we moved into a home last year that has a large backyard space. And, we’ve been thinking of starting up a vegetable garden so that we can have more organic food.

    I have bookmarked your page and site for further research.
    Thanks!
    Stella 🙂

    • Jim Reply

      I’m glad you liked it, Stella.  And, since you now have a large space to have a backyard garden, one of those garden seeders can be a big savings for you in both time and effort.

      Good luck with your vegetable garden.  Let me know how it goes!

      Jim

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