The Ultimate Weeds Quiz
by Staff
For many gardeners, fighting weeds can seem like a never-ending struggle. How much do you know about these leafy green nuisances and how to keep them out of your garden?

What is herbicide?

  • a substance that kills plants
  • the mass extermination of a huge patch of weeds
  • a natural way to control weeds

What's an example of an organic herbicide?

  • lemon juice
  • vinegar
  • olive oil

What is allelopathy?

  • when a plant can chemically prevent other plants from growing and reproducing
  • a gene mutation in a weed that makes it extremely difficult to kill
  • a weed's ability to reproduce very quickly and easily

The French word for dandelion is "pissenlit," which means what?

  • "heavenly yellow"
  • "beautiful star"
  • "piss in bed"

You can make tea from dandelions. What else can you make?

  • beer
  • jewelry
  • wine

What's the best time to pull weeds?

  • when the soil is completely dry
  • a day or two after it rains
  • right after a good rain

After you've pulled up weeds, what should you do with them?

  • Lay them on top of the grass to dry out and completely die.
  • Add them to a compost pile, if you have one.
  • Throw them in the trash.

How should you plant your garden in order to deter weeds from popping up?

  • Plant everything as close together as possible.
  • Space out plants as much as possible.
  • Do not plant in an area where there has been a weed problem.

Which weed is known as "the vine that ate the South"?

  • creeping Charlie
  • wisteria
  • kudzu

What is soil solarization?

  • a method of planting in direct sunlight that discourages weeds from reproducing
  • the reason that there are no weeds in the desert
  • a method of using solar power to kill weeds