Giveaway No. 3: (Canning Pkg) Solve The Riddles Contest

Canning Package Includes:

  1. Ball Blue Book guide to preserving
  2. Ball Half Pint Jars (4) with Wide Mouth from their Collection Elite Design Series
    • Perfect for jellies or jams
  3. Better Homes and Gardens Gift Tags (12) with Elastic Strings
    • “From the kitchen of:” on each tag
    • Great for attaching to the jelly/jam jars for a “sweet” Christmas gift

Disclaimer: At the time of this post, I am not affiliated with the companies represented by these products. These items are simply products I purchased at local retailers, for the purpose of putting together a giveaway for my readers.

I’ve had a lot of fun coming up with a series of riddles for this giveaway.

Let me explain how this giveaway works. I’ve come up with a number of fruit, vegetable, and herb riddles. Except for numbers 2, 3, and 10, they’re all play-on-words / riddles / puns.

The FIRST person to answer the MOST correctly (but it must be a minimum of 10 correct answers, plus the freebie), will win the giveaway items. During the duration of this contest, ALL comments will be hidden. This means when you submit your answers in the comment area, no one except me will see them. When the contest is over, I’ll “accept” all comments, and they’ll be visible to everyone. The comments will also show the actual date and time you submitted them.

The contest will end Wednesday, September 7th, at 8:00pm Eastern Time, or whenever someone submits correct answers for all 15 questions, whichever comes first.

I’ll give you an example to help get you started.

Example: Riddle no. 13, “The strangled vegetable” is an arti-choke. Get it? Strangled … choke. :)

  1. The vegetable found in your chicken coop or hen house.
  2. A fruit with the name of a color in its name. (Example: An orange. Now you think of one.)
  3. A vegetable with the name of a color in its name.
  4. The hour-glass herb.
  5. The flower vegetable.
  6. The smashed vegetable. (It’s not “mashed” potatoes.)
  7. The diuretic vegetable. (Hint: Look up the definition of “diuretic”.)
  8. The thirst-quencher fruit.
  9. The senior citizen fruit, whom you should respect. (It’s not prunes)
  10. The famous fruit used in the title of a song that’s about playing with words. (Hint: the song was released in the 1960′s. The 60′s were before my time, but I still know of this song.)
  11. The vegetable with digits. (Digits are things like toes or fingers. There are at least two possible answers, but you only need to list one.)
  12. If your parents were to tell you you can’t run off and elope, what fruit would they say?
  13. The strangled vegetable.
  14. The fruit of the ocean. (It’s not a watermelon. Hint: Think of tides, waves, …)
  15. The swan of crops. (This is a difficult one. If you read my Seven Swans A-Swimming Friday’s Photo post, part of the word is in the post.)

If the riddles seem a bit difficult, the most helpful advice I can give is to make a list of every fruit, vegetable, and herb you can think of. THEN, go back to the riddles and compare the riddles against the list you have. The answers will JUMP out at you. With the exception of two questions, I’ve stuck with common foods, and the common perception of food categories. (For instance, if a specific food is technically a fruit, but we generally think of it as a vegetable, then it will be a vegetable for this contest.)

Be sure to tell your friends about this!! (Maybe they can help you figure out the riddles too.) :)

Be sure to check out the giveaway rules. The winner will need to pay for any shipping costs in excess of $10. (Hopefully, $10 will MORE than cover shipping.)

Since it may take a few days before people start submitting their answers, go ahead and submit a comment to let me know that you’ll be working on it. I’ll be dying to know how many people are playing this game! :) Don’t leave me in suspense!!

Your Gardening Friend followers, fellow bloggers, strangers, family, co-workers, and friends, be sure to play!

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4 comments to Giveaway No. 3: (Canning Pkg) Solve The Riddles Contest

  • Michele Bates

    1- Eggplant
    3-Green beans
    11-Lady Finger

  • cindy S.

    1, eggplant 2.blueberry bean 4.thyme 5. cauliflower 6. squash 7.peas 8.watermelon 9.Pawpaw 10. banana (fee fi fo fanna)11.garlic
    12. cantalope 13. artichoke 14.salmon Berry
    15. This one is a guess that I may change but for now I am saying Corn on the Cob.

    Great Fun

  • Lorie

    1. eggplant
    2. blueberry
    3. greens
    4. thyme
    5. cauliflower
    6. squash
    7. leek
    8. watermelon
    9. elderberry
    10. strawberry fields forever
    11. ginger
    12. canteloupe
    13. artichoke
    14. currant
    15. corn (cob)
    Thanks! Hope I win!

  • cindy S.

    After thinking about this all day I have changed some of my choices 1.eggplant 2.blueberry 3. green beans 4. thyme 5.cauliflower 6.squash 7. peas 8. watermelon 9.elderberry 10. banana (fee fi fo fana) 11. could be toe of garlic or fingerling potatoes I think either one works here 12. cantalope 13. artichoke 14.currant and 15. sticking with corn on the cob for now still don’t think that is right