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
- 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?
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
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