|Another name for cow manure|
(6 votes, 0%)
|A parking lot of full of oversized SUVs|
(1 votes, 0%)
|A Middle Eastern dish made from chickpeas|
(111 votes, 17%)
|The dark, decomposed, organic part of soil|
(503 votes, 80%)
Botany Quiz: What is humus?
Wow...so this is the way to be one of the first to answer these questions: GET UP with the chickens! haha
I got it right but I really thought about the hummus thing! Then I thought: heLLLLo, this is a gardening site--not a cooking one!!
I was just ready to click on chick peas when I started to think about the spelling, so I did have the right answer.
I have heard of hummus, never tried it though, even though I do like chickpeas.
I do remember mom saying some of us kids actually ate humus when we were little! Nowadays, I don't eat it but I sure enjoy playing in the humus. ^_^
They got me! I was thinking of food. What do they expect so early in the morning LOL I thought there was something fishy about that question!
Mmmmmmmmm Hummus on pita ....... Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm
But I don't eat dirt
This message was edited Oct 6, 2008 9:33 AM
Seems like a lot of great minds were on food this morning.
A parking lot of full of oversized SUVs is MANURE!
It's so funny that a number of folks thought first of food. Maybe it should be called Dave's Deli instead of Dave's Garden.
Doh! I was after chickpeas too...can't stand the stuff, blech!
I knew it had nothing to do with cow manure, since another name for that is cow patties.
I think the answer should be SUVs. The word sounds like an SUVish kinda thing. The good stuff should have a better sounding name like planaterra or terraplethera or somesuch. Geez the naming guys must have been having a bad hair day when they came up with that name IMHO. Mmmmmmmmm hummmus mmmmmmmm. Now I'm hungry.
Wow! I finally answered right. I will be waiting for my well-deserved prize to be delivered in the mail any day now. LOL
Hugs Elaine and Otis
Well Procrastinator, it would a appear from your NAME, you are used to waiting! Keep waiting for that gift to come! Let me be the first to give you kudos for getting it right!
Sugarweed---I think this IS a DG trivia game. I'm in good standing, too.
Hummus has two "m's". Humus has one 'cause you can't eat it. Like dessert and desert. Edibles get double letters. A new rule for grammar! Who would've thought?
I also got it right because my husband, who has only recently started eating hummus, always accuses me of serving him dirt. It's his favorite joke.
I guessed right only because it seemed like the only right answer. I've heard the word over and over, but didn't stop to inquire just what it was. Now I know for sure.
Knew the correct answer, but really enjoyed the parking lot choice: it fits (lol).
Hmm when I play in humus, my hands don't get all smelly and parking lots- - - - there may be a lot of VERBAL humus going on when one can't remember which pile of humus er ah excuse me, SUV is theirs. Now chick peas, that could come closer to the to the other choice.
So I chose the end product after the microbes, bacteria and worms have had their share of the peas and poop. He He he he
Didn't have the remotest idea what just exactly humus was but after reading the list of "possibles" did manage to get it right. For all I knew it was manure which was the only other thing "garden wise". Strike up another one for luck.
LOVE the edible HUMMUS .. quite tasty once you add the proper spices and such .. use it as dip with crackers or bread ..
I new what it was generally, but the other answers narrowed it down to the obvious.
I always called dark decomposing soil humas - until I learned that humas is also a Mediterranean/east indian dish you can eat.
So how do you separate the fulvic and humic acids out of the stuff?
Thanks, MarilynneS, for the reference. Who would have thought that Wikipedia would know everything about hummus!
That is a tricky question because hummus can also be spelled humus and both be technically correct as the spread from chickpeas. I had to look it up once for a chickpea dip that I thought for sure had made a typo.
humus-hummus, tomaytoe-tomahta, potaytoe - potahta!!! It's all semantics,except to gardeners!!
BTW,hummus can be spelled hommos,but if it's spelled humus,it's spelled wrong.
This message was edited Oct 8, 2008 1:32 PM