Saturday, January 21, 2012

Vegetable Garden Quiz


True or False?
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Plant tomato seeds indoors 5 to 7 weeks before last frost date.
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Determinate tomatoes produce fruit in a batch and indeterminate tomatoes produce fruit continuously until frost.
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Leggy tomato stems can be planted in a trench leaving the top of the plant above ground and they will grow roots along the stem.
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Potatoes are actually underground stems.



Cucurbits include cucumbers, muskmelons, watermelons, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, and gourds.



Beans are nitrogen fixing plants.



Blossom end rot on tomatoes is a calcium deficiency caused by anything that interferes with the supply of water during fruit development such as drought or long periods of heavy rain..

As you know, all of the above are true.
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If you are planning your 2012 vegetable garden and want a refresher from Penn State College of Agriculture, check out the “Vegetable Gardening – Recommendations for home gardeners in Pennsylvania” here.

3 comments:

Brainna Mcslacker said...

I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed reading your blog posts. What do you think, if I would republished some of these articles in our news sections or on the site? It’s mainly a site for organic seeds and Garden seeds, but I think a lot of them simply love every part of the world and would enjoy reading your blog. Let me know.
Thanks!

donna said...

Quite a compliment from Brainna. You are a treasure chest full of gardening infornmation.

Marie said...

Thanks Brainna and Donna. I just follow where my garden passion takes me.