This week, they had a harvest event--inviting the kids who planted in April to harvest in late May. More and more the garden becomes a publicity event, because a true garden would be harvested (and planted) right along, in succession. Radishes, lettuce, scallions, peas, etc. grow on their own schedule, not the convenience of a PR event. I'm not writing to criticize Mrs. Obama and her staff. It's just a matter of fact you can't live real life in the White House, at least not if you invite the cameras in.
As a followup to a previous post which I can't find so may not have completed, despite my skepticism their spring wheat is heading out and seems to be filling the rows pretty well. Just a reminder I sometimes (often?) don't know what I'm talking about.