Gardening Quiz - Vegetables - Vegetables 1 (Questions)

Suddenly everyone seems to be talking about growing their own vegetables - even the government is encouraging us! As well as being good for you (health giving and profitable) it is great fun.

Whether you garden on a large allotment or small patio we hope that you will find our quizzes both entertaining and useful. With all our quizzes you can always click on the picture to see a larger version and take a closer look.

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1. Which of the professionals listed beneath the picture would you expect to make use of the Capsicum plant?
[ ] Accountant
[ ] Fireman
[ ] Pilot
[ ] Policeman
2. What is the name of this vegetable?
[ ] Okra
[ ] Orca
[ ] Obro
[ ] Orbo
3. Tomatoes originated where?
[ ] Africa
[ ] Asia
[ ] Australia
[ ] South America
4. These are white and green varieties of what?
[ ] Broad beans
[ ] Chick peas
[ ] Mung beans
[ ] Ricebeans
5. In which season is asparagus most often cropped and eaten in the UK?
[ ] Spring
[ ] Summer
[ ] Autumn
[ ] Winter
6. Runner beans usually have red flowers and red seeds but what other colour of flower and seed is quite common?
[ ] Green
[ ] Orange
[ ] Yellow
[ ] White
7. What is the main problem with growing sprouting broccoli?
[ ] Needs very hot summers
[ ] Takes up a lot of space
[ ] Easily damaged by frost
[ ] Difficult to germinate seed
8. Recipes for stuffed marrow usually involve stuffing the vegetable with what?
[ ] Mixed vegetables
[ ] Cheese and onion
[ ] Rice and lentils
[ ] Minced meat
9. What is the best type of soil in which to grow parsnips?
[ ] Heavy clay
[ ] Sandy
[ ] Stony
[ ] Peaty
10. The underground, edible parts of the potato plant are correctly referred to as what?
[ ] Bulbs
[ ] Rhizomes
[ ] Stolons
[ ] Tubers
Gardening Quiz - Vegetables - Vegetables 1 (Answers)
1. Which of the professionals listed beneath the picture would you expect to make use of the Capsicum plant?
[ ] Accountant
[ ] Fireman
[ ] Pilot
[x] Policeman
Extracts from chili peppers are contained in aerosols known as pepper sprays which are used as a way of incapacitating a person
2. What is the name of this vegetable?
[x] Okra
[ ] Orca
[ ] Obro
[ ] Orbo
3. Tomatoes originated where?
[ ] Africa
[ ] Asia
[ ] Australia
[x] South America
4. These are white and green varieties of what?
[ ] Broad beans
[x] Chick peas
[ ] Mung beans
[ ] Ricebeans
5. In which season is asparagus most often cropped and eaten in the UK?
[x] Spring
[ ] Summer
[ ] Autumn
[ ] Winter
It is noted for being one of the first 'new season' vegetables. Cropping after late June depletes the plant of energy and reduces the size of the crop in the following year
6. Runner beans usually have red flowers and red seeds but what other colour of flower and seed is quite common?
[ ] Green
[ ] Orange
[ ] Yellow
[x] White
7. What is the main problem with growing sprouting broccoli?
[ ] Needs very hot summers
[x] Takes up a lot of space
[ ] Easily damaged by frost
[ ] Difficult to germinate seed
It occupies space for an entire year and you get relatively little edible crop per square metre
8. Recipes for stuffed marrow usually involve stuffing the vegetable with what?
[ ] Mixed vegetables
[ ] Cheese and onion
[ ] Rice and lentils
[x] Minced meat
9. What is the best type of soil in which to grow parsnips?
[ ] Heavy clay
[x] Sandy
[ ] Stony
[ ] Peaty
When they are not happy they produce short, distorted and forked roots
10. The underground, edible parts of the potato plant are correctly referred to as what?
[ ] Bulbs
[ ] Rhizomes
[ ] Stolons
[x] Tubers
A tuber is an enlarged portion of underground stem. The eyes on potatoes are the nodes of the stem, capable of producing buds