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Mar 19, 2018 6:20 PM CST
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Southlake, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Garden Research Contributor Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
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This survey is closed. Thanks to all who participated!

In case you didn't see it in the newsletter that went out over the weekend, Jobe's has asked us to run a survey of gardeners.

Here's the snippet from the newsletter:

Our friends at Jobe's Organics have asked us to help them gather some research from gardeners around the country, and they sweetened the pot with some prizes. They want to know about gardeners' use of fertilizers, potting soil, and stuff like that. It's a 27 question multiple choice survey that takes about 5 minutes to complete. At the end it'll ask for your email address, which will then go into the drawing that we (NGA) will do on March 28th. Ten participants will get a nice collection of various products that Jobe's sells. Additionally, one secondary winner will get a $100 Amazon gift certificate. Woo Hoo! (Prizes only available to US addresses only.)

You can take the survey here:

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We're hoping to get a good sampling so that the survey has a good statistically projectable sample size. To sweeten the pot further, I will give 5 acorns to everyone who enters the survey. So everyone please submit the survey and post here that you did it so I can give you the acorns.

(If you already submitted the survey over the weekend, just post here saying you did and I'll award you the acorns, too.)
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Mar 19, 2018 6:37 PM CST
Name: Ronnie (Veronica)
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
Count your blessings, be grateful
Region: Ukraine Organic Gardener Keeps Goats Zinnias Dog Lover Morning Glories
Annuals Bee Lover Dragonflies Butterflies Hummingbirder Birds
Done!!
Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
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Mar 19, 2018 6:43 PM CST
Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
Bookworm Cat Lover Dog Lover Region: Missouri Native Plants and Wildflowers Roses
Region: United States of America Zinnias Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Done!! Hurray!
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Mar 19, 2018 6:45 PM CST
central Illinois
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Level 2
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Photo Contest Winner: 2017
jmorth
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
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Mar 19, 2018 6:55 PM CST
Name: Deb
Planet Earth (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level
I couldn't get past question 21. It kept not registering my answers.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
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Mar 19, 2018 7:01 PM CST
Name: Ronnie (Veronica)
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
Count your blessings, be grateful
Region: Ukraine Organic Gardener Keeps Goats Zinnias Dog Lover Morning Glories
Annuals Bee Lover Dragonflies Butterflies Hummingbirder Birds
Deb, the same thing happened to me...they wanted you to put what your preferences were in order of what you would do...each one gets a different number. It isn't explained very well.
Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
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Mar 19, 2018 7:10 PM CST
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
Hydrangeas Photo Contest Winner 2018 Garden Photography Region: Pacific Northwest Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Forum moderator
Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Sempervivums Container Gardener Foliage Fan
Done
Sempervivum for Sale
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Mar 19, 2018 7:12 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Region: Ukraine Region: Florida Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener Houseplants
Confused Well, I had the same issues; got to #21 and it kept wiping out some of my answers and I couldn't get any farther in the survey so I just quit. Sad

Maybe I'll re-try.
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


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Mar 19, 2018 7:16 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Region: Ukraine Region: Florida Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener Houseplants
Thumbs up Done!
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


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Mar 19, 2018 7:17 PM CST
Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
Bookworm Cat Lover Dog Lover Region: Missouri Native Plants and Wildflowers Roses
Region: United States of America Zinnias Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Give it a try again. Like Ronnie said, it's not explained very well. You can only use each number 1 time. So if you will definitely being doing a veggie garden this year, give it a 10 but if you have no intention of doing a gazebo or something like that give it a 1 and everything else is in between. Hope that helps!!

Another way of looking at it is picking your favorite and labeling from your favorite to least favorite.
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Mar 19, 2018 7:18 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Region: Ukraine Region: Florida Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener Houseplants
Yeah ... it took this old blonde a minute to figure it out. Green Grin!
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


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Mar 19, 2018 7:26 PM CST
Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
Bookworm Cat Lover Dog Lover Region: Missouri Native Plants and Wildflowers Roses
Region: United States of America Zinnias Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
It took me a minute too until I saw that it held the answers if I didn't use the number more than once. Hilarious!
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Mar 19, 2018 7:43 PM CST
Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
Morning Glories Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Amaryllis Hummingbirder
Region: Southwest Gardening Echinacea Roses Birds Seed Starter Plumerias
I cannot get past question 18. Each answer I put in disappears when I move down the list. I give up.
" And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden" Genesis 2:8
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Mar 19, 2018 7:47 PM CST
Name: Sean B
Riverhead, NY (Zone 7a)
Garden Photography Cat Lover Composter Herbs Plays in the sandbox The WITWIT Badge
Xeriscape Region: Ukraine
Definitely not the best way to shape a survey, especially with regard to what I'll do... been there, done that would have been a better choice. But we play the game for a free raffle.
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Mar 19, 2018 7:52 PM CST
Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
Bookworm Cat Lover Dog Lover Region: Missouri Native Plants and Wildflowers Roses
Region: United States of America Zinnias Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
There is one question that only allows one answer when all the others allow as many that applies. Then of course the one throwing people for a loop which was the 1-10. I can't remember which one 18 is but just try one answer and see if that gets you through.
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Mar 19, 2018 8:03 PM CST
Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
Morning Glories Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Amaryllis Hummingbirder
Region: Southwest Gardening Echinacea Roses Birds Seed Starter Plumerias
I did Amanda and it kept telling me I had not answered the previous question and had to go back. Sad
" And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden" Genesis 2:8
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Mar 19, 2018 8:10 PM CST
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
Forum moderator Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Level 1
Done!
As Yogi Berra said, “It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”
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Mar 19, 2018 8:17 PM CST
Name: Deb
Planet Earth (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level
Well I don't care about the nuts or prizes, so a poorly designed (in my opinion) survey goes unanswered. Oh well. On to other things...
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
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Mar 19, 2018 8:18 PM CST
Name: Sondra
NE Houston, Texas (Zone 9a)
Bulbs Cactus and Succulents Cat Lover Region: Texas
Done!
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Mar 19, 2018 8:27 PM CST
Name: tfc
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Done. Did I pass?

I agree it was poorly designed. The question that was throwing everyone asked for a 'rating', not a 'ranking'. After awhile, I realized that they meant they wanted a 'ranking'. It's too bad because there were very few things on their list that are even remotely on my list.

There was also a question that only allowed you to check one box when, at least for me, multiple answers applied. I think it had to do with what would make you trust that something was organic. On the other hand, most questions did let you check multiple items. Oh, well.
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