I read about the $200 as well. They've had this planned for a while because they already had veg started in flats.
Glad I'm not the only one who thinks they should at least have a few pumpkin vines for the girls.
I don't believe Michelle gardened before either. If she had she would have known better than to dress up like that and would have been faster at using the rake.
The idea of growing heirlooms inspired by Jefferson's Monticello is a great idea!
I wish I could see some photos/video of the "real" work taking place now, getting the plot ready for the kids to plant the tray plugs. It looks like they are going to have something like stepping stones in the paths. So I'm sure it will have plenty of mulch and goodness added.
They should take an idea from Kew Gardens in England, where they have volunteers go and do a lot of work, and learn something new at the same time. If the Obamas really really wanted to, they could have a massive garden there, fully productive, complete with free seeds and compost donated by gardeners. The White House staff could go back to tending the rose garden, cutting trees and mowing lawns and let real gardeners do the work. There's enough snipers on the roof to keep bad guys at bay and control the volunteers. haha
What I want to know is what are they going to do when the spinach and lettuce bolts? Or when the peas finish? Maybe I'm too hard on them, but I just don't like what they've planned and think they could have done a much better job.
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Post by flowerpower on Mar 24, 2009 6:01:35 GMT -5
$200 is reasonable. They're going to really need to wash the greens. That garden is right near a busy road. If you've ever been to DC, you'll know its traffic hell. I'm sure they can come by some rotted horse manure. The federal police keep horses. I also did not see the words "compost pile" in the layout. I think they should put sheep back on the White House Lawn. That would be pretty cool. lol
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synergy: I am planning a kind of walk under/mow under grape trellising system too, like the ones you see in Japanese videos so I can mow or run ducks or geese ? assorted mini critters under them .
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synergy: Reed, as long as the top is not too high, just above your head , is it very hard to prune ?
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