The White House kitchen garden's low tunnels held up against two-plus feet of snow this winter. As the nation's capital was inundated with record snowfalls in January and February, the First Lady's vegetable garden grew quietly under low tunnels set up on the South Lawn. A couple of weeks ago, the White House chefs lifted the row covers to examine the overwintering lettuce, turnip, and arugula crops and were pleasantly surprised with what they found. See video below.
Learn more about Quick Hoops and season extension, including the USDA's hoophouse pilot program at Johnny's Selected Seeds website.
Read White House blog post on the success of the winter garden by Sam Kass, White House chef.