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Published on December 31st, 2015 | by Home and Family

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Test Your Gardening Knowledge With our True or False Quiz!

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So you think you a lot about gardening and landscape design? Well, there are several fun plant facts that even the most experienced landscape designers and gardeners don?t know. If you love to garden and find yourself spending hours on end at the garden center, take this quiz to test your knowledge and see if you truly have a green thumb!
True or false: Gardening burns about 100 calories per hour.
False! Gardening is actually considered a form of moderate-intensity exercise that can burn up to 600 calories per hour depending on the intensity of the work! Moving rocks and hauling dirt can burn up to that many, while pulling weeds and planting flowers still burn an impressive 400 calories per hour.
True or false: The type of soil you use doesn?t matter.
This one?s false too! When gardening or landscaping, the type of soil is important to the health of your plants. Did you know that in one teaspoon of soil, there are billions of microorganisms? That?s more than there are people on the planet! Check your local garden center to see which type of soil is best for your project.
True or false: Of the woody plant varieties, bamboo plants are the fastest growing.
True! Bamboo can grow up to 35 inches in a single day! Many people don?t consider using bamboo in their landscape design, but it?s incredibly resilient and beautiful and could make a great edition to your garden scape.
True or false: You should have pretty solid knowledge about flowers to grow your own fruits and produce.
This one is true. Many fruits are actually in the rose family like apples, peaches, cherries, and strawberries. Your local garden center might carry the seed packets, but do you know what do to with them? Understanding the growing process and life cycles of flowers will help your cultivate wonderful fruits. Many flowers in your flower nursery could grow up to bear fruits one day! Another fun fruit fact? The average strawberry contains over 200 seeds and is the only fruit to wear those seeds on the outside.
True or false: Water gardens don’t need fish in them.
This one is partially true. Although Koi and goldfish aren’t a necessity to water gardening, the balance in the ecosystem between the plants and the fish will ensure that it thrives and a healthy flow of oxygen is always pumping.
Did any of these facts surprise you? Leave a comment below and let us know what you thought of these fun garden facts!


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