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May 17, 2020

If You Can Get 8/12 On This Gardening Quiz, You Definitely Have A Green Thumb

Are you a planting pro or do you have a black thumb?

  1. What is the technical term for planting seeds?

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    Sowing

  2. Can you identify the basil plant?

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    C

    The other three — in clockwise order — are sage, rosemary, and oregano.

  3. Which of these nutrients do plants not get from the soil?

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    Carbon

  4. All of the following plants are from the same family EXCEPT...

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    Radishes

    Potatoes, tomatoes, and eggplants are all part of Solanaceae, aka the nightshade family.

  5. Which of the following is the term for a plant that continues to grow season after season for at least two years?

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    Perennial

  6. Which of these is a perennial plant?

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    Strawberry

    Pea, watermelon, and maize plants are annuals that die within one year of being planted.

  7. Can you identify which tool is a gardening hoe?

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    B

  8. One of these foods is not from the rose family — do you know which one?

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    Grapes

    Almonds, apples, and raspberries are all in Rosaceae — the rose family.

  9. Which of these insects is not considered beneficial to a garden?

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    Grasshoppers

    Grasshoppers are generally considered to be garden pests because they feed on and cause damage to plants.

  10. Can you identify which of the following are marigolds?

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    C

    The others — in order — are carnations, poppies, and tulips.

  11. Which of these is a shade plant?

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    Ferns

    Peonies, daylilies, and Lavender are full sun plants and thrive with lots of sunlight.

  12. And finally, which of the following is not a reason why mulch is used?

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    To dry out wet soil

    Mulch helps keep the soil moist, not dry.

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