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Posted: 6/17/2009 9:08:43 AM EST
The Whitehouse had a press conference on March 20 featuring Chewbaca planting a garden..........June 16 she is harvesting mature vegetables. I am no gardener.......is this possible, or did Obungo put on another show?
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:09:17 AM EST
I wish my garden would grow as quick
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:11:02 AM EST
Some things you can get in 45 days. What was she harvesting?
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:12:23 AM EST
Could it be that our founding fathers are spinning so fast in their grave that it's causing crops to grow faster?
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:13:48 AM EST
Originally Posted By JeepMP:
I wish my garden would grow as quick


If you had professional grounds keepers ferilizing and prepping your soil it woudl also grow as fast. Dont fool your slef in thinking only she tended that shit. I say it will grow that fast but it needs lots of attention or plants that are transplanted from a nursery partially mature.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:14:03 AM EST
Originally Posted By trwoprod:
Some things you can get in 45 days. What was she harvesting?



Looks like peas and lettuce
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:14:07 AM EST
Originally Posted By Bhart89:
Could it be that our founding fathers are spinning so fast in their grave that it's causing crops to grow faster?


Unlikely.

If I were up there (as opposed to Texas) and used a)row covers, b)decent mulches, c)varieties for early production with a lot of cold tolerance, I could have a lot of harvestable veggies in a two month period. Most people don't have a four season garden. The issue in Texas is that mid-summer kills it all.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:14:31 AM EST
Originally Posted By Drsalee:
Originally Posted By trwoprod:
Some things you can get in 45 days. What was she harvesting?



Looks like peas and lettuce


Absolutely. That's 45-60 days for normal stuff.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:15:36 AM EST
I couldn't read the entire article....the taste of vomit in my mouth was too strong.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:15:43 AM EST
Unpossible.
Collard Greens typically take 60-75 days to maturity
Watermelons are typically 80-100 days
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:17:46 AM EST

Originally Posted By StandardDeviation:
Unpossible.
Collard Greens typically take 60-75 days to maturity
Watermelons are typically 80-100 days

Threadkiller.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:18:17 AM EST
Originally Posted By StandardDeviation:
Unpossible.
Collard Greens typically take 60-75 days to maturity
Watermelons are typically 80-100 days


Damn....
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:18:58 AM EST
Doubtful, but possible

Frost date in Washington is late April early May, so unless she was harvesting from frost hardy plants or wickedly quick growin veggies (squash) most wouldn't be ripe yet.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:19:15 AM EST
Originally Posted By StandardDeviation:
Unpossible.
Collard Greens typically take 60-75 days to maturity
Watermelons are typically 80-100 days


Aha –– I challenge your asinine comment with this watermelon variety (for Idaho) that grows in 70 days and that I started in January and got edible melons in late March Blacktail Mountain and I feel no particular need to cite the dozens and dozens of Chinese mustard greens that you can get in 45-60 days or less down to 45 degrees, another Texas winter favorite.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:20:06 AM EST
March 20 to June 16 –– that is almost 90 days. Plenty of time for things to grow and mature.

Earlier this week I had my first 'harvest' of beans from my container garden, planted April 18th I believe.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:20:10 AM EST
Originally Posted By Hamel:
Doubtful, but possible

Frost date in Washington is late April early May, so unless she was harvesting from frost hardy plants or wickedly quick growin veggies (squash) most wouldn't be ripe yet.


Row covers, slightly raised beds, and mulch make a world of difference, and so does starting plants in a cold frame.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:21:57 AM EST
Originally Posted By Drsalee:
I couldn't read the entire article....the taste of vomit in my mouth was too strong.


Hopefully the gardening makes her less angry. That certainly works for me.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:22:23 AM EST
FWIW, here in Northern VA we've had an assload of rain over May and June-it looks like our tomatoes have grown a foot over the last two weeks.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:24:09 AM EST
The original planting photo shoot was a tad rigged, it was pretty obvious that the sod had been removed and then covered by clippings for MO and the kids to rake out of the way. Those are $800-$1,000 boots, BTW.

Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:24:19 AM EST
Originally Posted By trwoprod:
Originally Posted By Drsalee:
I couldn't read the entire article....the taste of vomit in my mouth was too strong.


Hopefully the gardening makes her less angry. That certainly works for me.



D'ya think SHE is spending a lot of time out there?

Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:24:41 AM EST
Originally Posted By StandardDeviation:
Unpossible.
Collard Greens typically take 60-75 days to maturity
Watermelons are typically 80-100 days


Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:25:49 AM EST
Originally Posted By Drsalee:
Originally Posted By trwoprod:
Originally Posted By Drsalee:
I couldn't read the entire article....the taste of vomit in my mouth was too strong.


Hopefully the gardening makes her less angry. That certainly works for me.



D'ya think SHE is spending a lot of time out there?



No idea. It really depends on whether or not you like gardening. I do. It relaxes me.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:27:04 AM EST
They HAVE to be planting mature plants via transplant.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:28:23 AM EST
Originally Posted By schizrade:
They HAVE to be planting mature plants via transplant.


In that climate I would probably start on a heat mat, transfer to a cold frame for a few weeks, and then put in under mulch and a row cover. You can shave a month or more off that way.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:29:00 AM EST
Anything's possible. Just look how much our Federal deficit has grown in that time.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:30:16 AM EST
Originally Posted By trwoprod:
Originally Posted By Drsalee:
Originally Posted By trwoprod:
Originally Posted By Drsalee:
I couldn't read the entire article....the taste of vomit in my mouth was too strong.


Hopefully the gardening makes her less angry. That certainly works for me.



D'ya think SHE is spending a lot of time out there?



No idea. It really depends on whether or not you like gardening. I do. It relaxes me.


Of course I can't know for sure......but, I 'd bet, based on the way she is dressed and the way she is holding that rake, that this is a staged photo-op and she doesn't have ANY experience gardening. A gardening devotee wouldn't be seen looking like such a nube........I would guess.

Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:30:53 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:32:08 AM EST
Originally Posted By Drsalee:
Originally Posted By trwoprod:
Originally Posted By Drsalee:
Originally Posted By trwoprod:
Originally Posted By Drsalee:
I couldn't read the entire article....the taste of vomit in my mouth was too strong.


Hopefully the gardening makes her less angry. That certainly works for me.



D'ya think SHE is spending a lot of time out there?



No idea. It really depends on whether or not you like gardening. I do. It relaxes me.


Of course I can't know for sure......but, I 'd bet, based on the way she is dressed and the way she is holding that rake, that this is a staged photo-op and she doesn't have ANY experience gardening. A gardening devotee wouldn't be seen looking like such a nube........I would guess.



You may be right. I would hope that she would find an outlet other than brutalizing the Secret Service, which I have a bad feeling is where a lot of the aggression goes.

Gardening is fun, and I enjoy it.

If you have the space, you should try it too.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:34:24 AM EST
Shhhhh.....






Hydroponics
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:34:34 AM EST
This thread is not a what I thought it was about.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:35:29 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/17/2009 9:37:42 AM EST by SultanOfBrunei]
Harvest time at Michelle Obama's Garden
White House associate chef Sam Kass said the garden has produced lettuce, snap peas, beans, kale, collard greens, and chard.

Before today’s harvest, White House chefs had already taken 90 pounds of produce from the garden, including broccoli and green beans and one beautiful eggplant, chef Kass said. Herbs have been harvested every night and are not included in the 90 pounds.


Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:35:36 AM EST
Only on ARFCOM can I read a thread referring to Chewbacca's garden and know immediately the OP is referring to the FLOTUS
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:36:07 AM EST
No wonder he wants to limit visitor list info.Mexi's sneaking in overnight to overplant a garden with mature plants would not look good.She is more full of shit than he is and that takes something.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:37:38 AM EST
Why didn't we hear how Laura Bush's garden did? Why is the media feeding us this nonsense?
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:38:18 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/17/2009 9:38:18 AM EST by John_Wayne777]
Too many quotes of the COC violation to edit out. Stay classy, ARFCOM.
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