June 2018 Garden Questions
Here it is – June. And, we now have the fourth installment in a series of gardening questions. Many of these queries are based on recent posts so, if you’ve been visiting The Perfect Vegetable Garden regularly, you will know most of the answers. Hint: If you missed out and didn’t read Jim’s Garden Adventure, 2018, Chapter 6 – or, reviews on Wood Chipper Shredders – jump over to June 2018 Garden Answers for the low down.
Tree removal companies use expensive equipment to turn tree debris into a manageable pile of wood chips. It’s too bad there is not a machine that is inexpensive and powerful enough that can be obtained for home use.
This statement is:
In the long run, is it cheaper to rent or to buy a wood chipper shredder?
A wood chipper shredder can reduce your yard waste by over:
E) No reduction at all.
Tazz has two great wood chipper shredder models – the Tazz 22754 K52 and the Tazz 22753 K42. What is the major difference in the two models?
A) The K52 is a 4-cycle gas engine and the K42 is a 2-cycle gas engine.
B) One is electric and the other one is gas operated.
C) The K52 has a Kohler engine and the K42 has a Briggs and Stratton engine.
D) There is no difference – the K52 is an upgrade of the K42 model.
Can wood chipper shredder knives be sharpened? Or, is it necessary to buy new replacement knives when they get dull?
A) They can be sharpened.
B) It is advisable not to try to sharpen these knives. It is much more advantageous to purchase new ones!
The Patriot Products CSV-3100B Gas Powered Chipper Shredder is so super powerful, that it can even chip nails, glass, and barbed wire!
What type of garden tractor does Jim, the Lifelong Gardener, have?
A) Cub Cadet
C) Poulon Pro
F) Jim, the Lifelong Gardener, doesn’t have a garden tractor!
What veggies did Jim, the Lifelong Gardener put in his straw bale garden this year?
B) Vining Green Beans
F) He put in A), B), and D).
G) He put in A), C), and E).
When is the best time to add 0-0-60 fertilizer to the garden plants?
A) Over the winter.
B) Before tilling the garden in the spring.
C) When planting the seedlings just after the last frost.
D) When the plants begin to flower and fruit.
E) After the last harvest in the fall.
What is the purpose of planting nasturtium and marigold in a garden?
A) They add great colors to an otherwise dull looking garden.
B) They take up space so the garden doesn’t look so empty.
C) They keep bad bugs away from tomatoes and cucumbers.
D) None of the above.
Now for my “brain teaser of the month” for you to scratch your head over…
Last year, I went to the state capitol to take care of some business. The department I was looking for was in a very tall, high-rise office building.
When I got into the elevator on the ground floor parking deck, there were 4 people in it, including me.
When we got to the first floor, no one got out and 2 people got in.
When we got to the second floor, 3 people got out and 5 people got in.
At the fifth floor, no one got out but, 5 more people got in.
Then, halfway up to the sixth floor, the elevator cable snapped and the elevator crashed into the basement!
Everyone in the elevator died. How many died?
And, how did I survive?
Did you get all of them right? I would say if you got at least 7 correct, you are a devoted gardening reader of latest crop growing trends or, at the very least, you are a reasonably knowledgeable gardener. Four to six correct? Not bad! That’s probably what most home gardeners will score. Are you only hitting a home run on three or less? Try to spend a little more time getting to know all that The Perfect Vegetable Garden has to offer you. You will be more than glad you did!
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