Fancy home grown peanuts? If your garden is sunny, its the easiest edibles to grow, even for beginners!
Jessica said she did not expect that growing peanuts was so easy.
Jessica grew her peanuts in 4 easy steps ! 🙂
- Threw peanuts without shells on her raised garden bed
- Cover lightly with soil
- Stepped lightly on them 🙂
- Water well
With 3 young kids and a full time job, she wanted crops that were hardy and need minimum care. She loved to harvest home grown edibles, but they must survived her “no tender loving care ” gardening style! 🙂
Even sowing the peanuts, she threw them without much order on her raised garden bed, “any how throw” style 🙂 , covered with soil and “sprayed water” !!
When there was no rain, her peanut plants went without water for 3 days in a row, under full overhead sunlight. As seen in this picture where she just harvested the peanuts, they were not buried deeply.
For most of us living in apartments, with no garden beds, it is just as easy to grow them in pots, as long as your garden has full sun. The pot should be wide at the base, considering these pictures of how the peanuts tend to be in bunches. I rather let the plant had more room to grow bigger peanuts ! 🙂
According to my reading, these seedlings are not easy to transplant, thus is best to sow directly in the pots where they will mature. Germination is quick, only 3 to 5 days, water well after sowing. Harvest day is 100 days from this point if all goes well! 🙂
Some folks in Singapore believed that soup from peanuts roots and de-shelled peanuts are good for growing children, especially boys. Peanuts are snipped off plant and used without husks. 🙂
Member LK Koay shared an old chinese recipe for this soup :
As only the only bottom half of the plant is used, do rinse many times to rid the roots of soil AND recycle this water for your garden! 🙂
Sally Low shared how her very adorable peanut began its journey on May 27 2016 ! 🙂 Her peanut in shell germinated (in 7 days) after soaking for 2 days. This was not cracked or buried. Sally said she did not cut any holes in the PET bottle for drainage, instead she laid 1.5 inches of leca balls at the bottom before topping up the soil, and only mist spray thereafter.
Growing peanut seem easy , why not give it a try? 🙂