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Michelle Obama's Top 10 Fun Facts About Gardening

Jun 07, 2012

In case you missed the First Lady doing the "Top 10 List" on the David Letterman show, here are her Top 10 Fun Facts About Gardening:

10: Gardening was invented in 1822 by Albert Gardener.

9: Plant avocado, tomato, onions and cilantro together -- grow a guacamole tree.

8: Eggplants were originally cultivated for use as doorstops.

7: In his lifetime, the average American will eat half a radish.

6: The largest zucchini ever grown contained a Starbucks.

5: Later this year, the Supreme Court will finally rule on "tomato" vs. "tomahto."

4: If you have an actual green thumb, it might be scurvy.

3: Lettuce is 96 percent water and 4 percent lettuce.

2: The White House tool shed contains shovels, trowels and Weed Whacker One.

1: With enough care and effort, you can grow your own Barack-oli.



Taking the opportunity: Congratulations for getting the White House Garden growing,Roger! Let's hope it will continue to grow regardless of who is the first family. Greetings,antonis.
Thanks, Antonis. It was the work of many hands and I'm glad that KGI could play a role in getting people excited about the garden in the months leading up to its planting. Indeed, let's hope that garden is so well established and liked that it's secured a permanent place on the White House landscape.

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