On Friday, March 20, 2009, the Obamas began to work on their new organic garden, which will boast 55 varieties of vegetables on the South Lawn of the White House. Even the White House carpenter, Charlie Brandts, is getting involved. Apparently, he is a beekeeper, and will tend two hives for honey.
I envy the fact that they can plant so early. Wouldn't it be nice to be gardening outside in March? We just used up the last of the carrots from last season, but we still have some canned tomatoes, as well as some beets and squash.
I've got some heirloom tomato, pepper, and parsley seeds started inside, and I'm looking forward to planting them outside in May.
Read the whole NY Times story about the Obama's gardenhere.
[where: Sustainable Food, St. Paul, Minneapolis, Twin Cities, Minnesota]