Huh, we didn't realize that you could grow your own chocolate in the garden this way!
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I saw this video amoungst several serious how to videos and I thought...really? I was in a drs office, a psychologist at that!! I thought maybe it could be some kind of cocoa plant and actually came home and googled it! I didn't catch on when he said they had to be planted April 1st! However, when the harvested M&Ms had the trade mark stamp on them, I finally figured it out! Duh!! I was really hoping there was a plant that made fruit that tasted like chocolate! What a dork! I am really very intelligent, (trying to convince myself after this!) but thought it was not real M&Ms and just some odd veggie. Jeesh! Got me good! I'm getting my 16 yr old grandson and my hubby! I'll let you all know how it went! Lol!!!!
You made our day! Love your comment--and so honest, too! Ha ha. Hope you got your hubby or grandson to bite.
and I was Stupid enough to believe this LAUGH is on me
I love this video! The gardener does all of this with a "matter-of-fact" straight face, something I would be hard pressed to do. Wonder how many people bought into it? I think it would be a novel idea to actually get kids involved by really planting M&M's, then when they're at school to plant snow peas (provided the kids have never seen any growing), implant a few candies into mature pods and have the kids harvest them. I think I'll try the "pennies" idea mentioned above, too! All in good fun.
It's also fun to convince city kids that chocolate milk comes from black cows and strawberry milk comes from red ones!
I wonder if the dark chocolate variety would be harder to grow. Would it take a slightly longer growing season?
Wheeeeeeee doggies, chocolate! :~D
I loved this gardening idea. The best I have ever seen. And totally fantastic for April 1st.
I sent it around to my friends and they all loved it, too.
Thanks for sharing how to grow M & Ms. The fellow gardener did a wonderful job of explaining how to grow M & Ms. Please tell him.
To get more blues add a few pennies to the soil in the plot lol.
What about mint M&Ms?
This was awesome and so cleaver. I only wish my son was younger and I would have planted these as well. thank you
Happy April Fool's Day, Farmers Almanac!
I found using Miracle Grow gets the best crop of blue ones.
What a wonderful video and April Fool's Day to you , too!!! I do wish we could grow Chocolate in Virginia, USA but do not think it possible without a greenhouse and the proper climate combined!
Thanks for your charming message!!!
April Fools! LOL
To grow the blue ones, try fertilizing your soil with mouthwash. Any commercially-available mouthwash will do, just make sure it is colored blue.
Oh if that were only true LOL Great video by the way
I knew that you could plant Cheerios and grow Krispy Kremes, but this is just silly.
Very interresting..Do you think we can grow Peanut M&M's too?!
The peanut M&Ms are grown in Gardening Zones 8-10. Our northern climate and short day can't support them!
Oh, the sorrows of being in zone 5! Peanut M&M's are my favorite, too!
To get the blue ones to grow, you must choke the plant.
Do you harvest before or after it loses consciousness?
I was able to grow them one year when we had a snowfall in July. But that was the only year.
How do you keep the M&Ms from melting in the hot summer sun?
The only way I was able to grow them in a hotter environment was to keep adding ice to the soil instead of just water.
They're obviously a cool weather crop and don't do well in the heat.
I am smiling on the inside and on the outside. This video is wonderful :)
How in the world did you do this with out laughing???? Great for the kids!!!!!
English humor. Monty Python did stuf like this all the time.
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