Jim’s July 2019 Garden Questions

July 2019 Garden Questions

Due to unforeseen events (deer invading my garden – to name one), it’s been a few months since the last question and answer posts.  But – back by popular demand, here we are again – straight out of recent posts in The Perfect Vegetable Garden.  Zip on over to July 2019 Garden Answers if you get stumped – or you just want to get the down and dirty results.


Question 1 

An achocha mouse?

Achocha is also known as:

A) A Mexican rodent-like creature

B) A South American game – much like soccer

C) Caigua – A vine growing fruit eaten as a vegetable

D) Bolivian cucumber

E) Both “C)” and “D)”

F) None of the above


Answer For Question #1



Question 2

Eight ball flying across a pool table.

Jim, the Lifelong Gardener, loves – loves – loves – Eight Ball!  What is he referring to?

A) Jim must like to play pool – and Eight Ball is his main game!

B) Maybe he thinks he is “behind the Eight Ball?”

C) I think he is talking about some kinda food!

D) All the above.

E) None of the Above.


Answer For Question #2



Question 3

Aslan - of Narnia fame.

Jarrahdale is a mythical place in the land of Narnia.  Just ask Aslan – Narnia’s famous lion!  This statement is:

A) True

B) False


Answer For Question #3



Question 4

The Rocky Mountain range.

The North Georgia Candy Roaster is a colorful squash with its origins in:

A) The northernmost section of the Rocky Mountain range.

B) Ohio

C) Alabama

D) South Carolina

E) The southeastern section of the Appalachian Mountain range.


Answer For Question #4



Question 5

Flying saucer retrieving a child's spinning top.

What squash looks like a flying saucer – or a child’s spinning top?

A) A Queensland Blue Australian Squash

B) A Blue Hubbard Squash

C) A Pattypan Squash

D) Zucchini Squash.


Answer For Question #5



Question 6What squash looks like a trombone?

What type of squash does this trombone remind you of?

A) Tromboncino

B) Red Kuri

C) Sweet Potato Squash

D) None of the above


Answer For Question #6



Question 7

Barley cover crop

What type of grass did Jim, the Lifelong Gardener, use as a cover crop over the winter?

A) Triticale

B) Barley

C) Buckwheat

D) Oats

E) Cereal Rye

F) Annual Ryegrass

G) None of the above.


Answer For Question #7



Question 8

Clover cover crop

What type of nitrogen fixing legume cover crop was incorporated over the winter by Jim?

A) Alfalfa

B) Clover

C) Peas

D) Beans

E) Vetch

F) None of the above.


Answer For Question #8



Question 9

Is Jim sowing cover crops with a burlap bag - just like Johnny Appleseed?

Putting all his cover crop seeds in a big old burlap sack – with a shoulder sling – Jim spent 2 hours distributing his cover crop seeds throughout the garden.  This statement is:

A) True

B) False


Answer For Question #9



Question 10

Annual Ryegrass - Cover Crop

When should cover crops be cut and tilled into the garden soil?

A) Before they go to seed.

B) After they go to seed.

C) Neither.


Answer For Question #10




I didn't have a 1 cup measuring tool.

I’m baking a cake from scratch and the recipe calls for 4 cups of flour.

If I had a container that would measure one cup (i.e. 8 ounces), life would be good.  But, I only have a 3-cup measuring jug and a 5-cup measuring jug.

What are two (2) different ways for me to accurately measure the 4 cups of flour needed for the cake?





After skipping May and June, the questions are back with a fury and a fever!  Bet you scratched your head on at least a couple of them!

Comments and emails are always accepted!


Jim, the Lifelong Gardener


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