How to Grow Chocolate M&M's

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Whether you’re encouraging your kids to start gardening or you just want to save money on your grocery bills, growing your own chocolate comes with many sweet benefits.

It's well-known that chocolate M&M's, a key staple in the American diet, can be a difficult treat to grow, especially getting the fruit to mature with vibrant candy coating and rich flavor. In this video, we explain how to sow and space your chocolate plants correctly, and demonstrate key techniques to ensure you will be harvesting delicious M&M's throughout the growing season.

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The tool mentioned in the video — our popular Vegetable Garden Planner — can help you map out your garden design, space crops, know when to plant which crops in your exact location, and much more.

Try our gardening apps, including our When to Plant app, Garden Insects Guide and Food Gardening Guide, for lots of essential gardening know-how.

Need crop-specific growing information? Browse our Crops at a Glance Guide for advice on planting and caring for dozens of garden crops. M&M's not included in this guide.