March 2019 Garden Questions
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Now – have at it – and, have fun!
In shape and color, Cape Gooseberries look mostly like:
A) Golden globes of sunshine.
B) Road apples.
C) Baby cucumbers.
D) None of the above.
Pineberries were created by:
A) Crossing a pine tree with a blueberry.
B) Crossing a pineapple with a strawberry.
C) Genetic modification.
D) None of the above.
The basic structure of soil is composed of 3 elements:
A) Salty, sweet, and clammy.
B) Sandy, silty, and clay.
C) Peaty, chalky, and loamy.
D) Both “A” and “C”.
Besides containing a host of minerals, soil also contains microbes. Just how many microbes do you think are in a teaspoon of soil?
A) Almost none – you would have to gather up at least a gallon of soil to get a valid microbe count.
B) Anywhere from a few – to the population of a small Midwestern city.
C) More than the population of Mother Earth.
Soil around the world is layered. Each layer is identified by a letter. The soil surface contains plants and partially decomposed organic matter and is represented by the letter “O” – for organic. The “O” layer is actually referred to as:
A) The “O” blanket.
B) The “O” sheet.
C) The “O” horizon.
D) This is a trick question. It’s referred to as the “O” layer – DUH!
E) None of the above.
If I were analyzing soil in the New England area, I would be talking about dirt in which of the following groups of states?
A) New Jersey,New York, and Pennsylvania.
B) Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
C) Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
D) Arizona,Colorado,Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.
E) All of the above.
F) None of the above.
In the New England area, Windsor, Paxton, Chesuncook, Marlow, Narragansett, Tunbridge are names of:
A) Famous soil scientists.
B) State soils.
C) Indian tribes that inhabited the New England area.
D) Past state governors.
What the heck is arugula anyway?
A) A very rare fruit that can only be found in the wilds of the rain forests of South America.
B) A method of purging diseases veggies from a home garden.
C) The term used in India to describe the long and loud belching that accompanies enjoyment of meals.
D) A peppery tasting, leafy veggie.
F) Both “D” and “E.”
Folks in Mexico and Central America call this edible plant “sandiita” – translated as “little watermelon.” Hence, this pint-sized food belongs to the squash family.
The lemon cucumber gets its name because, along with a cucumber flavor, its taste has a hint of lemon to it.
Jim, the Lifelong Gardener, and his 2 brothers, Jack and Jake, were working hard and sweating a lot in Jim’s garden – getting it ready for spring plantin’. They were all looking forward to finishing the job so they could sit back, drink a little of Jim’s home brewed beer, and admire their work.
When the work was completed, Jim brought out 21 Mason jars – 7 of which were completely filled with his home brewed beer. Another 7 jars were half filled with beer – and the final 7 jars were empty.
They had no measuring devices available. So, keeping that in mind, how can the beer and the jars be divided “exactly” equally among the 3 brothers?
Getting tougher as the months roll on, aren’t they? If you’ve read the articles over the last several months, the answers came easy I bet!
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