What % Green Thumb Are You?

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By: Teresa McGlothlin

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Some people are born with a green thumb, and some have a whole lot of learning to do! No matter where you are the scale of garden-ready, you are sure to have a little green thumb in your somewhere. Even if it's not much, you can always get out there and get your hands dirty to increase your score. But where do you stand right now? 

If the thought of keeping a Pothos alive sounds like a daunting task, you might score lower than someone who grows all their own tomatoes. There's no reason to feel bad about where you fall — farmers learn something new every day! As you dig into this quiz, you'll have to unearth all the things you know about plants. Once you're done, your answers will be harvested and your percentage will be revealed! 

Could you grow a cucumber in the middle of Antarctica, or are you the most loyal customer at the farmer's market stall? Tell us what you know about growing things! Then we'll figure out how much of a knack you have for putting your hands in the soil. Scattering your seeds with your answers will grow your results. What % green thumb will you be?

What's the first thing you would do if someone asked you to prune their roses?

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Do you know the difference between annuals and perennials?

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Would you wear gloves or use your bare hands to pot a new houseplant?

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Is it a good thing or a bad thing to find earthworms in your garden?

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Did you grow any herbs in your window sill last year?

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Do plants need anything other than sunlight and water?

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Does is surprise you to know that ferns like the magnesium found in epsom salt?

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What's the best way to get rid of pesky weeds?

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Which style of garden would you like to try growing some day?

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Have you successfully grown anything from seed?

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Do you enjoy mowing your yard, or do you consider it a real chore?

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How many flower pots do you have hiding out in your cupboards?

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If you saw it growing, could you identify poison ivy?

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Can you manage to keep a Christmas tree alive for a whole season?

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Would we find you rocking a farmer's tan during summer?

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When's the right time to water an indoor plant?

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Which one of these vegetables would you like to grow the most of?

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Do you keep your food scraps to put into the compost pile?

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What time of day would you go outside to water a garden?

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When you walk through the gardening section of a store, what catches your eye first?

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Which edible flower would think about planting?

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In your opinion, what the best thing that mulch has to offer?

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What would you do to keep the neighborhood deer from eating your veggies?

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If someone gave you a hand trowel for your birthday, would you be happy about it?

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Do you make sure to fertilize your lawn at least once a year?

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Where's the best place to shop for garden accessories and plants?

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Which article of gardening apparel are you most likely to buy?

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Do you have at least one copy of the "Farmer's Almanac"?

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Does it bother you to have dirty fingernails?

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Some celebrities love to garden! Which one would you like to learn from?

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