November 2018 Garden Questions
It has been a few days since Thanksgiving – and time for the 2018 November quiz. A reminder – all questions are taken randomly from articles posted in The Perfect Vegetable Garden. If you get stumped, click over to the November 2018 Garden Answers for the answers – and a bit of additional trivia.
I am creating an area indoors to grow some veggies over the winter using grow lights – since I the plants will not be near any windows to get adequate sunshine. How close to the plants must I position the lights?
A) It doesn’t matter. As long as the grow lights are somewhere above the plants.
B) Between 2 and 4 inches is best.
C) Between 2 and 4 feet.
D) Close enough to touch the plants.
What is the most cost effective and efficient way to increase the amount of light emitted from grow lights in an indoor garden?
A) The only way to increase the amount of light is to add more grow lights.
B) Place mirrors around the growing area to reflect the light.
C) Line the growing area with aluminum foil.
How much light is needed per day for healthy plants to grow in an indoor garden?
A) 4 hours.
B) 8 hours.
C) 16 hours.
D) 24 hours.
Is it good enough to use garden soil instead of potting mix for plants growing in an indoor garden?
Garden soil will supply nutrition to plants for about 3 months. How long will a quality potting mix supply nutrition to the plants?
A) The same.
B) 6 months.
C) A year.
D) It doesn’t supply any additional nutrients – plant food must be added.
Is it the best solution to buy high priced lawn care products to keep the yard in top notch condition?
A) Yes – but, buy only the best – because, you get what you pay for.
B) No – there are effective solutions that are much cheaper.
Treating the lawn once each year to fertilize it and kill the weeds is sufficient. Additional treatments are unnecessary and a waste of time and money.
Which of the following vegetables were once commonly used to add red coloring to wine?
A) Red cabbage
D) Red chili pepper
E) None of the above – only fruits are used to add coloring to wine.
I ate some beets and I just saw a lot of red when using the commode. It looks like blood. What should I do?
A) You are bleeding – go see a doctor.
B) You are having an allergic reaction to the beets.
C) It happens sometimes – after eating beets – nothing to see here – move along.
What is kohlrabi?
A) A cabbage turnip.
B) A Jewish department store.
C) Ancient Middle Eastern eye makeup.
D) All the above.
A Prisoner of War (POW) is must make a choice to choose his own destiny. He is shown 2 doors. Opening one door will reveal a man with a gun who will shoot him dead. Opening the other door will expose a beautiful woman holding a gift for him of $10 million dollars and signed papers that will release him from prison.
There is a man standing in front of each door. One of the men will always tell the truth – the other man will always lie – but, the POW does not know which is which.
The POW is told he may ask one question – directed to only one of the men.
What question should he ask – and which of the men should he ask – to make sure that he gets the money and his freedom – and doesn’t get killed?
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