Are you a fan of the game Farmville and always wanted to have your own seasonal crop of candy corn? - I don't play, so don't get exited. I'm not going to be your neighbor ;0) Do you or a loved one have a sweet tooth? Have you ever wondered how fresh, organic candy corn tastes compared to the over-processed stuff you buy in the market? Believe me, there's nothing better than fresh picked candy corn! In this Instructable, you will learn the proper climate in which to grow this treat, watering intervals, and other useful planting tips so you will have "sweet" success with your crop.

Step 1: Getting Started

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Find a seed catalog that specializes in rare seeds. Candy corn seeds are a little pricey because of their rarity and should run you about $8.00 for a dozen.

No matter where you are located, the best time to plant is from the beginning of October to about mid-November.

Start with some good, rich, fertile soil that drains well.

Sow the seeds at a depth of 1/2 inch, spaced about 6 inches apart, then water.
sandgurl3 years ago
Really Neat! I'll have to keep this in mind for parade season next year. Love it!
LAWNMUSIC (author)  sandgurl3 years ago
Thanks! A lot of people really liked it on Halloween.
Some Dork3 years ago
Oh wow, these are awesome. Love the "plant the seeds" step. ;) This is a great idea for a project with the kids next year.
Whoops, also meant to ask: Did you sand them again after painting with Drylok? When I've used that for other things, the surface was grainy. :(
LAWNMUSIC (author)  Some Dork3 years ago
Thanks for the kudos. You obviously could sand them if you wanted, but I didn't feel it was necessary.
turbobug3 years ago
Thats cool, I'm going to make them next year. Think i will use green duct tape to attach the leaves. The should glue with pvc glue.
lmnopeas3 years ago
Love this!
ChrysN3 years ago
So that's where candy corn comes from. Nice!
Flintlock3 years ago
Nice build!
LAWNMUSIC (author)  Flintlock3 years ago
mikeasaurus3 years ago
Neato! Don't forget to enter this in the corn challenge.
LAWNMUSIC (author)  mikeasaurus3 years ago
Thanks for the heads up. Didn't see that contest.