Plant a Garden and We'll Reveal Your Personality Type

By: Teresa McGlothlin
Estimated Completion Time
5 min
Q1 - Lot size What kind of garden; on a patio or a small plot of land?
I have a small plot of land.
I'll plant in raised garden beds or containers.
I'm going to plant a window/patio garden.
I'm only planting a few herbs in my window.

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Q2 - spring vegetables Which one of these spring vegetables goes in the ground first?
Lettuce
Spring onions
Peas
Broccoli

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Q3 - plant your garden Will you plant your garden the same way you planted it last year?
No way! That's bad for the soil.
This will be my first garden.
I will!
I will plant some things in the same places.

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Q4 - herbs It's always handy to plant a few herbs! What kind gets the most garden space?
Basil
Rosemary
Cilantro
Oregano

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Q5 - soil Are you going to use organic soil, the soil that's there or another type?
It will be another mix.
I'll use the existing soil and fertilizer.
I'll use whatever is on sale and add some compost.
I plant in all organic soil

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Q6 - seedlings Do you start things from seed, or do you grab starters from the store?
I start a few things from seed.
I always grab starts from the store.
My friends and I swap plant starts.
I start everything from seed.

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Q7 - peppers Peppers are easy to grow — what type will you add to your garden?
Habenero
Hungarian wax
Jalapeno
Red bell

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Q8 - pests How are you going to keep the pests from eating your tender seedlings?
I have a DIY recipe for a spray.
I'll grab something from the gardening section.
I'll plant a few flowers that they hate nearby.
I'm sure there's an essential oil for that.

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Q9 - cucumbers Would you be more likely to grow bush style cucumbers or the type that grows on vines?
I don't like cucumbers!
I only have room for the bush style cukes.
I need the big ones that grow on vines.
I would love to try growing both.

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Q10 - prepare the soil How will you prepare the soil before you start planting?
I'll have it tilled.
It will need some aeration.
I'll open the bag and pour it in the pots.
You have to start by removing the winter debris.

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Q11 - Zucchini or squash Zucchini or squash? Will you try to grow either one or both?
I'll grow both.
Ewww!
I love growing zucchini.
Squash sounds like a good addition.

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Q12 - gardening hand tool Which gardening hand tool is the best one in your toolbox?
Hand trowel
Garden scissors
Weeder
Soil knife

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Q13 - lattice All of those veggies are going to need some support. How will you get them off the ground?
I'll use a lattice.
You can't go wrong with stakes.
I'll create an arch out of PVC.
I'll grow them beside a fence.

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Q14 - kale If you were going to add kale, what hearty variety would you choose?
Chinese
Ornamental
Red Russian
Curly

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Q15 - garden fence Will you fence off your garden area?
It's not large enough for that.
No, a fence would block the sun too much.
I might add a makeshift parameter.
It's already fenced in.

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Q16 - purple carrots Are you making space for purple carrots or sticking with orange ones?
I'll have both!
I never plant carrots.
The purple kind looks nice on a plate.
The orange ones are easier to grow.

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Q17 - Carrots and onions Which of these companion plant combos will you put together?
Corn and green beans
Carrots and onions
Radishes and cucumbers
Tomatoes and basil

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Q18 - green beans Out of 130 varieties, which sort of green beans will you string up?
Maxibel
Jade
Contender
Blue Lake

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Q19 - jack-o-lantern Will you plant the pumpkin seeds from last year's jack-o-lantern?
We ate them!
I threw them out there. They might grow.
That's a great idea! I'll remember it next year.
I'll pass on the pumpkin growing.

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Q20 - Winter vegetables Are you trying to produce enough vegetables to preserve for the winter?
That's the goal!
I love to freeze stuff for the winter.
I line my pantry with canning jars every year.
I'll be happy to grow enough to make a salad.

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Q21 - apples Could you see yourself planting an apple tree or a pear tree?
I'm more likely to plant a lemon tree.
Pear trees are too smelly!
I would love to have my own pear tree.
An olive tree would be more my style.

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Q22 - cabbage Can you find space in your garden for cabbage or cauliflower?
I've never had much luck with those.
Cabbage always gets a spot.
They'll grow beside each other.
I might try growing cauliflower.

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Q23 - volunteers How many volunteers do you think you'll find this year?
It's my first garden. I probably won't have them until next year.
I find a few of them every year.
I get a few of those in the compost pile.
I would be excited to find one!

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Q24 - dill How many dill plants will you add to keep the mosquitos away?
Rosemary does a better job.
You only need one dill plant — they're huge.
I'll plant a couple throughout the garden.
I'll have to try that!

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Q25 - gloves What type of gardening gloves will you use?
Leather gloves
I don't wear gloves.
Rubber gloves
Thick cloth gloves

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Q26 - eggplant Does eggplant have any place in your garden rows?
I'll have a couple of varieties.
I might give it a try.
I'll pass on the eggplant.
I always grow eggplant.

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Q27 - weeds What extra step will you take to prevent weeds from taking over your space?
I'll plant in containers.
I'll put down newspapers before I start.
I'll spend a little time each day pulling weeds.
There's an eco-friendly spray for that job.

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Q28 - lima beans Do you think you'll add a row of lima beans?
No, but I might grow black-eyed peas.
Yum! Great idea!
I'm not planning to grow any beans.
I'll stick to green beans.

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Q29 - Watermelon Can you see yourself successfully growing watermelons?
Maybe one of the smaller varieties
Watermelons are easy to grow.
I don't have enough space for them.
It's too dry for melons here.

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Q30 - water your garden Will you go out with a hose and water your garden every day?
I have an irrigation system.
Hopefully, Mother Nature will handle that.
How else will it get watered?
I'll set up sprinklers.

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