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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Mar 19, 2018 6:20 PM CST

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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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Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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luvsgrtdanes
Mar 19, 2018 6:37 PM CST
Done!!
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Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
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pepper23
Mar 19, 2018 6:43 PM CST
Done!! Hurray!
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jmorth
Mar 19, 2018 6:45 PM CST
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Name: Deb
Pacific NW (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
Mar 19, 2018 6:55 PM CST
I couldn't get past question 21. It kept not registering my answers.
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Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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luvsgrtdanes
Mar 19, 2018 7:01 PM CST
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.
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Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Mar 19, 2018 7:10 PM CST
Done
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)

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plantladylin
Mar 19, 2018 7:12 PM CST
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.
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Mar 19, 2018 7:16 PM CST
Thumbs up Done!
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Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
Roses Zinnias Region: Missouri Cat Lover Dog Lover Bookworm
Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: United States of America Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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pepper23
Mar 19, 2018 7:17 PM CST
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.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Mar 19, 2018 7:18 PM CST
Yeah ... it took this old blonde a minute to figure it out. Green Grin!
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Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
Roses Zinnias Region: Missouri Cat Lover Dog Lover Bookworm
Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: United States of America Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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pepper23
Mar 19, 2018 7:26 PM CST
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!
Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
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Region: Southwest Gardening Echinacea Roses Birds Seed Starter Plumerias
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quietyard
Mar 19, 2018 7:43 PM CST
I cannot get past question 18. Each answer I put in disappears when I move down the list. I give up.
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Name: Sean B
Riverhead, NY (Zone 7a)
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Whitebeard
Mar 19, 2018 7:47 PM CST
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.
Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
Roses Zinnias Region: Missouri Cat Lover Dog Lover Bookworm
Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: United States of America Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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pepper23
Mar 19, 2018 7:52 PM CST
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.
Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Morning Glories Region: United States of America Amaryllis Hummingbirder
Region: Southwest Gardening Echinacea Roses Birds Seed Starter Plumerias
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quietyard
Mar 19, 2018 8:03 PM CST
I did Amanda and it kept telling me I had not answered the previous question and had to go back. Sad
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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1 Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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crawgarden
Mar 19, 2018 8:10 PM CST
Done!
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Name: Deb
Pacific NW (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Deer Organic Gardener Ferns Herbs Beavers
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Bonehead
Mar 19, 2018 8:17 PM CST
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...
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Name: Sondra
NE Houston, Texas (Zone 9a)
Cat Lover Region: Texas Bulbs Cactus and Succulents
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SALL20
Mar 19, 2018 8:18 PM CST
Done!
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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tx_flower_child
Mar 19, 2018 8:27 PM CST
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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