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Quiz: Gardening Quiz

Updated on June 12, 2011

Gardening for health and for frugality

Having your own vegetable patch is a real privilege. If you don't have one, it's well worth considering whether you could make one, have an allotment or just do some 'window box' food growing. Of course, for a vegetarian, it's an extremely natural and pretty necessary activity.

You can select the foods you want to grow. You can treat them how you choose, as they grow (I recommend a fully organic and synthetic-chemical-free method).

The act of gardening is mentally, psychologically and spiritually beneficial. The exercise is a bonus. Working with the soil and getting your hands good'n dirty gives a wholly different perspective on life. Almost nothing compares with the taste and goodness of fresh food, straight from the garden. Then there's the warm glow of pride, as you harvest the colourful produce.

Take up your fork and trowel and join me in the vegetable garden! Earn squidpoints into the bargain!

N.B.: We live in the Temperate Northern Hemisphere - this quiz is based on experiences under those conditions.

On 12th April 2011, a quizzer notified me of a possible glitch on this quiz. The 'correct' answer was obviously wrong but it shows the correct answer on my screen when I open the quiz in 'edit' mode. Please let me know of any answers you may find that are anomalous.

Believe me it's healthy!

You benefit from working with nature

You benefit from the exercise

You benefit from FRESH food

You benefit from eating organic

It's a great hobby!

Half-way! - Please share your own experience

Do you garden vegetables?

Broad Bean plants in flower
Broad Bean plants in flower

Meet the author

Chris Day is a UK-based veterinarian practising alternative medicine (e.g. herbs, acupuncture, homeopathy, chiropractic). He has many interests outside that field, some of which are reflected in his lensography.

Alternative medicine has much to offer, often helping to control the situation where conventional medicine cannot. Such an approach includes holistic and integrated application of acupuncture, homeopathy, herbs and diet.

The author is independent of commercial interest or sponsorship and cannot endorse any products or advertising material attached to this lens.

For more information, visit AVMC's information website (over 600 pages).

Chris Day - holistic vet - runs the Alternative Veterinary Medicine Centre in Oxfordshire (AVMC) in Oxfordshire, UK.

Peas growing up sticks
Peas growing up sticks

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Let me know your comment or opinion please

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      @hysongdesigns: Hi - I've answered this on your 'bio' page.

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      hysongdesigns 6 years ago

      that was lots of fun! The only question is # Are tomatoes really fruit AND berries? i was thinking pretty sure, just 'fruit'

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      @Sylvestermouse: What control! Amazing :-)

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 6 years ago from United States

      Yea!!! I have finally learned to read all of the choices BEFORE I give my answers. No longer missing those pesky "all of the above" answers. LOL This is a subject I know something about.

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      @efriedman: Thanks for the positive comment and feedback.

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      @efriedman: It's certainly no show garden (by a huge margin) but it is very productive, with a great range of stuff.

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      efriedman 6 years ago

      Enjoyed this quiz very much. All the questions and answers seemed to work properly (although I did not - I missed one!) great quiz. I can imagine that you have a fabulous garden.

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      @Blackspaniel1: Dig on!

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      Blackspaniel1 6 years ago

      Another good one. Not too difficult.

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      @ChrisDay LM: Mind you, I'm not sure how "eccentric" it is to want not to pollute your body with chemicals.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Great gardening quiz! The hardest one for me to answer was #19 "Why Go Organic" because I wanted to checkmark both of these off....

      D. To reduce the load of synthetic and harmful chemicals in my body

      E. To have something to talk about down the pub

      mainly because I love to keep the conversation lively and eccentric at my local pub!

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      @anansigirls lm: Thanks!

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      @blessedmomto7: Nicely!

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      blessedmomto7 6 years ago

      Love your quiz. I got most of them!

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      anansigirls lm 6 years ago

      Phew, the second half went better. Loved the spinning garden suggestion.

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      @anonymous: There's enough hard work in the garden, without making the questions too strenuous! :-) Thanks for digging in here.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      A great quiz for garden lovers. Not so difficult but fun questions.

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      @sorana lm: My pleasure indeed. Thanks for coming along.

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      @linhah lm: Great thanks.

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      @norma-holt: Thanks for help - you're another saying that - I had double checked it but perhaps you could give me more detail on what you think?

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      @mariaamoroso: Thank goodness for that! Thanks!

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      irenemaria 6 years ago from Sweden

      I enjoyed the quiz - found no bugs in your garden today.

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      masunyoananda 6 years ago

      I enjoyed a lot...........thanks for this quiz.............

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      norma-holt 6 years ago

      Great quiz but I think the last question is wrongly worded or something. Thanks for the fun

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      Linda Hahn 6 years ago from California

      The quiz was lovely and worked just fine.

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      sorana lm 6 years ago

      thanks for the fun and info I learned from the quizzes.

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      @MargoPArrowsmith: Thanks for reporting bug.

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      MargoPArrowsmith 6 years ago

      Thanks

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      @GonnaFly: Thanks os much for the blessing - you're an angel!

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      @GonnaFly: Perhaps we should patent it?

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      @sagebrushmama: Thanks! Thanks for participating.

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      sagebrushmama 6 years ago

      Great quizzes!

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      Jeanette 6 years ago from Australia

      Ha! I love the spinning garden idea!

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      @anonymous: My pleasure entirely. Thanks for coming along.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Another great quiz! Thanks!

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      @sukkran trichy: Well done and thanks!

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      @junecampbell: Mmmmm - what can I say? :-)

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Roll on the day - thanks for being here and participating and contributing.

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      @Jhangora LM: Thanks so much - thanks for spending some time with me.

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      @EpiphanyLondon: Now that's been my pleasure entirely. Thanks.

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      EpiphanyLondon 6 years ago

      Thanks for all the really great quizzes Chris :-D

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      Jhangora LM 6 years ago

      Another Great Quiz - thanx a lot Chris!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I plan to grow vegetables and own my organic garden as fast as its possible :) So enjoyable quiz as always. Have a wonderful time..Chris :)

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      June Campbell 6 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      A friend gave me a small garden plot this year. I am nervously confessing that I planted flower seeds rather than vegetables!

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      sukkran trichy 6 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      result not bad. really i enjoyed your lens.