Garden Scavenger Hunt

July 10, 2009 at 2:09 pm 5 comments

In my garden this week I found a few volunteers so I though it would be fun to show you and see if you can identify the impostors.

Maybe this isn’t a scavenger hunt. I don’t know what to call it but the object is to look at my garden pictures and find which thing does not belong.

One of these things is not like the other.

1. Here is my mint patch, can you find the impostor and identify it?



2. The first picture below is a sweet pepper and the second is a volunteer in the pepper row, can you identify it?




3. I have ten red onion plants with another stray plant in that row too, can you tell what the second picture is?



4.  In this picture you might see leaves of another plant happily growing in the shade of my cucumber.


5. Here in the cilantro is a happy imposter that I promptly pulled out after taking this picture.


6. Below is the corn field and a plant that I purposely put between rows to save room, can you identify it? 

7.You may see yet another inter-cropper in this picture.


8. Here is one more plant I intercropped at the other end of the corn field can you name it?


Happy hunting!  I will mail seeds to anyone who can correctly identify all of these plants by Monday 7/13/09.  If you get all eight correct I will email you to get your address.  Have fun 🙂

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Gina  |  July 10, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    I have volunteers in my garden, too! I’m not sure on all of yours – in fact, I’m not sure on all of mine, yet. Here are my semi-educated guesses:
    1. The plant on the left is a tomato.
    2. Cilantro!
    3. Looks kinda tomato-ish, but kinda not. Potato?
    4. Lettuce.
    5. Corn?
    6. Zucchini
    7. I’m stumped! Some sort of pepper plant?
    8. Pumpkin?

  • 2. glutenfree4goofs  |  July 13, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    Hi Gina! You were the only one to attempt my silly quiz! 🙂
    Here are the answers…
    1. Marigold
    2. Cilantro
    3. another Marigold (but yes tomato is a good guess)
    4 Lettuce
    5 Corn
    6 Zuccini
    7. Green Beans (wrapped around the corn stalk), trick question)
    8. Pumpkin

    Good job!

  • 3. Gina  |  July 14, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    Ooh, I never would have thought that was a marigold. My marigolds have a completely different leaf structure, but I can picture the type you have: they are pretty short and have kind of convex flowers. Oh, well. Thanks for the quiz! I should have you identify all my garden volunteers – I’m still waiting to figure out what some of them are!

    • 4. glutenfree4goofs  |  July 14, 2009 at 6:05 pm

      Yeah that would be fun, post pics and I’ll come over and guess yours! 🙂

  • 5. purplemoose  |  July 20, 2009 at 9:49 am

    Wow, I’m too late to enter. That’s ok, I had no idea what they were! Your garden looks great, though!


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