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Cultivating Candy Corn

Not many people are aware of my extensive work with plants. During my horticultural education, candy corn cultivation became a passion of mine. I’ve pursued that passion for most of my adult life.

We’re all friends here, so I’m going to share a little of my knowledge on the topic to help you turn some heads at the upcoming Halloween parties. Pass on what I tell you here and you will be the talk of any gathering.

Photosynthesis, The Key To Everything

Candy Corn creates sugars through photosynthesis. That in itself is not surprising, nor is the fact that it stores those sugars in its fruit. What is remarkable is this particular plant’s efficiency in creating those sugars.

A simplified diagram of photosynthesis. Redraw...

Image via Wikipedia

My research has proven that a candy corn plant creates vegetable sugars at a rate over eight times what we’d expect from a common corn plant. This accounts for the larger sized kernels as well as the difference in texture and flavor from those of traditional corn plants. Read the rest of this entry »

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Bye Bye Time Warner

Well, the internet is out at my house.

Time Warner is supposedly getting it fixed. I’ve had enough of them. This adds up to me letting them fix it, then dumping them for AT&T.

Yeah, I know they’re both lousy in their own special ways, but I will just feel better (at least temporarily) thumbing my nose at one of them.

The upshot of this is that I couldn’t work on a post for today. So I am referring you to a post from last year about everyone’s favorite seasonal candy/grain.

Be strong. Don’t give in to the Pumpkin/Industrial Complex. Carve something else.


Cultivating Candy Corn: Your Questions Answered

Not many people are aware of my extensive work with plants. During my horticultural education, candy corn cultivation became a passion of mine. I’ve pursued that passion for most of my adult life.

We’re all friends here, so I’m going to share a little of my knowledge on the topic to help you turn some heads at the upcoming Halloween parties. Pass on what I tell you here and you will be the talk of any gathering.

Photosynthesis, The Key To Everything

Candy Corn creates sugars through photosynthesis. That in itself is not surprising, nor is the fact that it stores those sugars in its fruit. What is remarkable is this particular plant’s efficiency in creating those sugars.

A simplified diagram of photosynthesis. Redraw...

Image via Wikipedia

My research has proven that a candy corn plant creates vegetable sugars at a rate over eight times what we’d expect from a common corn plant. This accounts for the larger sized kernels as well as the difference in texture and flavor from those of traditional corn plants. Read the rest of this entry »