Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 06/06/2012

Michelle Obama reads the ‘Top 10’ on Letterman’s ‘Late Show’

Michelle Obama delivered the “Top 10 Fun facts about gardening” on the Late Show with David Letterman on Tuesday night.

Here’s the first lady’s full list, from the AP:

No. 10: Gardening was invented in 1822 by Albert Gardener.

No. 9: Plant avocados, tomatoes, onions and cilantro together and grow a guacamole tree.

No. 8: Eggplants were originally cultivated for use as doorstops.

No. 7: In his lifetime, the average American will eat half a radish.

No. 6: The largest zucchini ever grown contained a Starbucks.

No. 5: Later this year the Supreme Court will finally rule on “tomato” vs. “tomahto.”

No. 4: If you have an actual green thumb, it might be scurvy.

No. 3: Lettuce is 96 percent water and 4 percent lettuce.

No. 2: The White House tool shed contains shovels, trowels and Weed Whacker One.

No. 1: With enough care and effort you can grow your own Barack-oli.

Obama was on the couch opposite Letterman for an interview in March. She recently has made several TV appearances to promote her new book, “American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America.”


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