Be A Smarter, Better Informed Gardener
I’ve always had a strong opinion that tests and quizzes are a good way to learn and retain facts. They point out what you do know and alert you as to what you still need to become skilled at.
A number of readers have expressed interest in being able to determine their aptitude to be talented home gardeners through a “down and dirty” test of their knowledge.
To respond to their wish, Jim’s Monthly Garden Quizzes is born.
What Do You Know?
From time to time, I will quiz my website visitors about their gardening knowledge. There will be a variety of different categories of questions.
Categories include, but are not limited to:
Identification – Do you know what veggies, fruits, flowers, weeds, pests, soil amendments, tools, equipment, and accessories look like?
Techniques – Questions about garden planning, procedures, tips, tricks, warnings, etc. – from basic know-how to advanced knowledge.
Trivia – Interesting facts about gardening and the plants we grow – tidbits that may not be known to some of our gardening enthusiasts.
The questions will be mostly multiple choice and true – false. I may throw in a few “fill in the blank” questions, too. It’s kinda like being back in school, huh?
But, don’t worry – you can take all the time in the world to answer these questions.
So, have a little fun. See how many questions you can answer correctly. Look at this as a way to highlight what you know and what you want to learn to give you the tools to be a winning gardener.
Here are the quiz pages that are currently accessible. If you get stumped, the questions in each quiz will have a link to the answer. Or, you can go directly to the answer page, if you don’t have the time to stew over the quiz questions.
Year – 2018
March Quiz – This is a fairly straightforward quiz just so you can get your feet wet!
March Answers – In case you would rather your feet stay dry, jump directly to the answers. But, read the questions first to get an idea of what we’re talkin’ about.
April Quiz – You may need to put your thinking cap on for this test of your gardening knowledge. Let’s see how well you can do!
April Answers – If you get stumped with a quiz question, you can find the quick answer here.
There You Have It!
So, which test did you take? How did you do?
Do you think quizzes are a good way to polish up your gardening talents? Comment below or email me, firstname.lastname@example.org, with your thoughts.
Jim, the Lifelong Gardener