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The First Lady put on a pair of brown gloves and planted the first seeds in the White House Garden.

Twenty-five students from Washington’s Bancroft Elementary School helped the First Lady plant lettuce, herbs – including dill, oregano and rosemary – onions, shallots, cucumbers, peppers and peas.

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According to the First Lady asked the students to guess the cost of the garden. After one guessed “over $100,000,” she said President Obama would “go crazy” if it cost that much.

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