White House vegetable garden: the weigh-in
According to the Obamafoodorama blog, the 1,500-square-foot garden produced 400 pounds of produce during last month's fall harvest alone, including the first-ever White House pumpkins grown on White House grounds. About 100 pounds of that harvest was in sweet potatoes alone.
The fall vegetables from the garden also include peppers, kohlrabi, lettuces, broccoli, eggplant and herbs. School children who helped first lady Michelle Obama harvest the vegetables also weighed them.
"We've gotten a lot of food out of a pretty small space," senior policy advisor Sam Kass told the Foodorama.
Other White House vegetable garden numbers, courtesy of The Week.
Cost of the seeds, mulch, and other supplies needed to start the garden last year, according to the assistant White House chef who oversees it
Number of fifth graders who helped break ground for the garden
Number of different kinds of foods — mostly vegetables — grown in the first year
Synthetic fertilizers or pesticides used.
pounds of food the garden produced last year
pounds of the food the garden produced this year
Number of new vegetables — bok choy, cauliflower, artichokes, and mustard greens — added to the garden in 2010
Weight, in pounds, of a particularly large sweet potato from this season's harvest
Amount of honey, in pounds, the White House beehive had produced, as of April