Growing Peanuts At Home
I was so excited earlier this year when my husband brought home a bag of peanuts for us to plant. The idea started with a silly gift that I bought him a few years back while visiting Savannah. It was a little pack that had three peanuts that you can grow in a pot. Even though they were several years old they took off and grew quickly on the back porch so we decided to plant a few rows.
Well a few rows turned into a lot of rows, but that’s ok, I LOVE peanuts so I was thrilled when I came home from work and saw all of the work that he put into getting the area ready. I love this kind of gardening, all I had to do was walk the rows and plant.
At first we spent a good bit of time weeding the garden. Later in the summer the temperatures reached 107 and the last thing on my mind was weeding! Luckily the peanut plants choked out most of the weeds except for some grass which is almost impossible to get rid of anyway.
Yesterday I talked my husband into pulling a plant even though we knew they were not quite ready. I just had to see how many peanuts we might get off each plant. I cant wait to boil and can a few jars and I would love to hear your favorite boiled peanut recipes!
I have never eaten boiled peanuts but I think that is really neat that you can grow your own!
I don't really do anything special with our boiled peanuts. I put them in the crock pot in water with a good bit of salt (I just keep tasting until it tastes salty enough) and sometimes I add some hot peppers if I want a spicy peanut.
how do you store peanut for winter? would love to try raising peanut.Do they
need any special care while growing.
My plan is to boil and can all of the peanuts. They were really easy to grow. Luckily we had a good bit of rain when we planted them and they just took off. We did weed them a lot when they were small but after they grew to a good size the only weeds that came through were grasses.