Jim’s March 2018 Garden Questions

 

March 2018 Garden Questions

How well do you know your garden plants?  Take this quiz and see for yourself!  If you get stumped, feel free to cheat by clicking on the answer links provided.  Or, if you prefer, you can go directly to the March 2018 Garden Answers.  To see more tests to measure your garden savvy, visit Jim’s Garden Quizzes.

NOTE:  All of these questions have been put together based on information provided in The Perfect Vegetable Garden.

 

Question 1

Garden Fresh Vegetables from a Backyard Garden

According to home gardeners, especially in the United States, what is the most popular food to grow in a home garden?

A) Cucumbers

B) Corn

C) Tomatoes

D) Peppers

 

Answer For Question #1

 

 

Question 2

Tutankhamen

This healthy and nutritious vegetable was well regarded by the Egyptians 3,000 years before Christ.  It was drawn on ancient wall murals, viewed as an aphrodisiac, and offered to the Egyptian gods.  What is its name?

A) Onions

B) Asparagus

C) Garlic

 

Answer For Question #2

 

 

Question 3

Vegetables, fruits, and herbs basket

There are a number of garden crops that are botanically classified as fruits, even though they are seen and used as vegetables.  Name two of them:

1) ____________.

2) ____________.

 

Answer For Question #3

 

 

Question 4

Cherry Tomatoes

Determinate tomatoes can grow 6 to 10 feet.  They will grow continually throughout the growing season, producing tomatoes until the first cold frost kills them.  This statement is:

A) TRUE

B) FALSE

 

Answer For Question #4

 

 

Question 5

Who is the most famous person to express their hatred and loathing for broccoli?

Broccoli Crown

 

Answer For Question #5

 

 

Question 6

Bacteria

What is the purpose of using soil inoculants in a garden?

A) To add bacteria to the soil to increase resistance to plant diseases.

B) The inoculants remove bacteria from the soil to protect the plants from harmful bacteria.

C) To make the soil smell better – then, the veggies will taste better.

D) Both A and C.

E) Both B and C.

F) None of the above.

 

Answer For Question #6

 

 

Question 7

Bowl of vegetables.

Of the 4 basic plant groups, which one reaps the most benefit from soil inoculants?

A) Leafy vegetable group.

B) Legumes group.

C) Fruiting group.

D) Root vegetable group.

 

Answer For Question #7

 

 

Question 8

Mixed vegetables.

Tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, okra, peppers, squash, and watermelons belong to which of the 4 basic plant groups?

A) Leafy vegetable group.

B) Legumes group.

C) Fruiting group.

D) Root vegetable group.

 

Answer For Question #8

 

 

Question 9

Corn stalks.

How many ears of corn can we normally expect to harvest from one corn plant – on the average?  Choose the best answer.

A) At least 20 if the soil is fertilized correctly.

B) Just 1 – or, 2 if we’re lucky.

C) Corn plants average about a half dozen ears per plant.

D) Impossible to tell. I don’t have a crystal ball.

 

Answer For Question #9

 

 

Question 10

Is this ear of corn ripe?

What is an indication that an ear of corn is ripe for picking?

A) The ends of the ears are rounded or blunted.

B) The corn silk is white.

C) The corn silk is reddish-brown.

D) Both A and B.

E) Both A and C.

 

Answer For Question #10

 

 

BONUS QUESTION

Greyhound Bus Station

Without using a calculator – answer the following question:

You are driving a Greyhound bus from New York City to Los Angeles.  In NYC, 28 people got on the bus.  In Chicago, 8 people get on the bus and 12 people get off.  In Denver, 3 people get off and 9 people get on.  During a quick stop in Las Vegas, 13 people get off the bus and 11 people get on.  In Phoenix, 6 people get on the bus and 7 people get off.  In San Diego, 4 people get off the bus and 5 get on.  You finally arrive in Los Angeles.  What was the name of the bus driver?

 

Answer For BONUS QUESTION

 

 

 

 

 

There you go.  Only 10 quick and fairly easy-to-answer questions.  Just like taking a pop quiz in school.

Maybe, we can call this test “Gardening 101” and, as we progress through The Perfect Vegetable Garden, we will all become Master Gardeners together, won’t we?

Send me an email, jim@perfect-vegetable-garden.com, or leave a comment to let me know if you found this test too easy, too hard, or just right.

 

Jim, the Lifelong Gardener

2 thoughts on “Jim’s March 2018 Garden Questions

  1. Julia Reply

    Hi Jim,

    That was fun! The easiest question for me was a bonus question! LOL
    I am not a gardener. I call myself a “child of an asphalt” as I grew up in a big city. But, I was happy with my results: I got 4.5 questions right 🙂 Question# 5 was unexpected… It made me smile.

    Thank you! Very interesting educational post!

    • Jim Post authorReply

      Hi Julia,

      It was fun for me to write the garden quiz and, I figured it would be fun for my audience to take it, too!

      There were a few folks that glossed over the BONUS question thinking it was a mathematical problem – me included! I’m glad you were able to see the obvious!

      I sort of threw a curve at my audience with Question #5, didn’t I? Who woulda thunk which famous person made that broccoli comment?

      A score of 4.5 is pretty good for a non-gardener. Just think how high your score would have been if you were a gardening lover!

      The Answer page does come in handy, though, doesn’t it?

      Jim

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