See What's Growing in First Lady Michelle Obama's Garden

The news media reports the First Lady has her new crop of veggies in the ground. Here's what she's planted.

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Planting the White House Garden

Michelle Obama is helped by American schoolchildren as she plants her spring White House vegetable garden.

Swiss Chard

Swiss chard is a microgreen that is tasty and very healthy as a seedling. They are ready to eat on a salad as quick as 7 to 14 days. Microgreens are grown simply in a shallow container on a moist layer of potting soil in sunny window sill.


Kestrel potato is a cream fleshed potato with a wonderful old fashioned taste absorbing less fat when cooked. Good resistance to slugs. Good beginner potato. Uses include boil, steam, mash, chips, saute, baked and roast.


Loaded with vitamins, spinach does best in moist, nitrogen-rich soil.


Radishes have a crunchy texture and are packed with vitamins. They are also very quick to germinate.


Marked by its paper like skin, there are over 300 varieties of garlic. One of the most common varieties is American garlic, with white, papery skin and strong flavor. Italian and Mexican garlic have a pinkish purple skin and slightly milder flavor.


Florence fennel is an annual which is known mainly for the stem that swells to a bulb as it grows. Similar to celery and can be used raw or cooked. Very popular in Italian cooking, and easy to grow. A lovely addition to herb garden with wispy foliage.


Grown in spring or fall, broccoli belongs to the brassica family which includes cabbage, Brussels sprouts and cauliflower.


Cauliflower, Walcheren Winter, Armado April, is a winter cropping variety. It comes through the harshest of winters to give good quality, deep white curds in March and April. Highly recommended.

Collard Greens

Collards have a reputation for being a Southern vegetable, but are very cold-hardy and can be planted in both spring and fall.


Ripe red raspberries are often called jewels of summer, because they glisten like jewels hanging off the vines.


You'll never be short of blueberries in summer with the 'Toro' blueberry. In fall, the bush produces bright red autumn foliage.


Apple tree, grown in patio container, produces many apples ready for harvest.


A home vegetable garden favorite.


Here, 'Black Tuscany' and 'Dwarf Green Curled' kale are potted together and provide tasty and colorful leaves over the winter months.