Peanuts!

Harrisville, MI(Zone 5b)

I'm sneaking in here Adam,LOL,I planted my pots with peanuts today,we'll see how they do in my compost.

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Northern California, CA(Zone 9b)

Hi Root!
How many peanuts will you get from those 2 pots? I was just munching on Chinese peanuts......done with roasted garlic. YUM!

Harrisville, MI(Zone 5b)

Don't really know Kell girl,this is my first try at them,I want to do them in big pots, so when it is time to dig them,all I need to do is dump them over,CC has some going also.They germinated like gangbusters.

High Desert, CA(Zone 8a)

Bob... where do u get those peanuts for planting? would appreciate if u can recommend a site. thx dear friend :)!

Kell.. it is easy to make those what u called Chinese peanuts. buy the raw, peeled peanuts in the Chinese store. heat up some peanut oil. once oil is hot, add the peanuts. watch carefully cause the peanuts will turn color real quick. once u see it lightly browned like tannish in color, add as much whole smash garlic cloves. turn off the fire of the stove. the heat in the oil will cook the peanut and the garlic. place peanut in a sieve over a bowl to get rid of excess oil.if u wish, u can spread several pages of newspaper, place brown paper bag over the newspaper and paper towel over the brown bag... to facilitate taking off excess oil. sprinkle salt lightly. enjoy!!!! i make my own all the time.

Newark, OH(Zone 5a)

I'm curious as to where you got peanuts to plant too. I would love to try those also. LMK

Harrisville, MI(Zone 5b)

I caught this thread.http://davesgarden.com/t/374570/peanuts

High Desert, CA(Zone 8a)

that is odd Bob... u growing them in container. far as memory serves me right, peanuts are grown like potatoes. as the plant grow, they are covered with more dirt. that is how i remember ex father in law used to do it. just like in this url http://www.troycable.net/~aquarius/peanut.html

edited to add another link http://www.ipm.iastate.edu/ipm/hortnews/1997/5-2-1997/peanuts.html

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Harrisville, MI(Zone 5b)

This is from your second link MaVae
The flowering and fruiting of peanuts are unique. Plants flower above ground, but the pods develop below ground. Peanut plants begin to bloom about 30 to 40 days after emergence. The flowers are small, bright yellow, and pea-like in appearance. After pollination and fertilization occurs, the stalk (peg) below the fertilized ovary elongates and curves downward. It takes about 10 days for the peg to penetrate into the soil. A week after soil penetration, the peg tip enlarges and pod and seed development begin. The fruit mature in 9 to 10 weeks with favorable temperatures and moisture conditions. Since the peanut plant flowers over several weeks, all the pods do not mature at the same time.

Great sites,I will study them more,Thanks.

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High Desert, CA(Zone 8a)

my pleasure Bob :)... one of the main reasons why i prefer to research to learn more about specific plant/s.

Cicero, NY(Zone 5a)

Nice plants there Root!

My sumatras tried to dig mine out of the container today......

Lexington, NC(Zone 7a)

How many of you are familiar with boiled green peanuts? I was introduced to them here in the south and have learned to love them. I have been able to get green peanuts at the farmers market and boil them myself. They are goooooood.

Sparks

Harrisville, MI(Zone 5b)

Hey Gene,If you want to do some laughing,check out this thread.http://davesgarden.com/t/369107/

Northern California, CA(Zone 9b)

Gee, I can get freshly dug peanuts at the farmers' market here later in the summer. They are small ones usually, they have tables of them. They usually are still damp but not green as I recall. But freshly dug. Will these work?

I have never heard of eating them wet and soft. My DH is addicted to roasted nuts, I wonder if he would like these?

After reading that whole New Years thread I can't wait to try cooking them!

Lexington, NC(Zone 7a)

Kell, the term green peanuts does not mean they are green in color, they just aren't fully ripe. I have never heard of eating the shell and all but I guess I am going to have to try it. They do have them at our farmers market now, got some a week ago and were they good! Yum I put them in a pot with plenty of water to cover them and a lot of salt, simmer for about two hours.

I also have some canned green peanuts but they are large and I think close to full maturity, don't like them nearly as well as the fresh, small, and damp green ones like you saw Kell at the farmer's market.

Bob, doggone it, I sent you an e-mail two nights ago cause I was concerned whether or not you got caught in the tornado damage but you never answered and now I find you must be okay becuase of the date of your posting.

Sparks/Gene

Harrisville, MI(Zone 5b)

I'm fine here Gene,Try my other address,I seem to be not receiving mail,Lupi said she mailed me too,I never got it,You have my RR.com addy I think.

Newark, OH(Zone 5a)

I'm still curious as to where to get the peanuts to plant :)

Lexington, NC(Zone 7a)

Bob, don't have your RR address. Also wanted to let you know that this weekend my daughter that lives in Hillsboror OR, will go down to the Maritime Museum and get the darned books. Haven't bothered her about it before because she has 7 children and home schools plus her hubby is gone everyother week.

Sparks/Gene

Newnan, GA(Zone 8a)

oh my, I just stumbled in here, but you DON'T eat the shell. When we boil them, we still shell them afterwards. You WON'T like the shell, it will always be horrid.

Lexington, NC(Zone 7a)

Flox,

The first time I grew peanuts I just got some raw peanuts from the grocery store and planted those. They did fine.

I haven't grown any for qutie some time but think I will give it another try, curious about trying a very few in a container, putting the peanut on top of the earth and then covering with my leaf mulch like I did a potato which is working great. I just like to experiment.

Sparks

Mcallen, TX(Zone 8a)

Books? Did you say books? I saw whre you are a writer?

Lexington, NC(Zone 7a)

No Lav, I am not a writer. There is a book about a sailing ship I was on and the last chapter was written primarily by me. Bob, daughter said she had had trouble with parcel post and to wait a little longer but nothing, I am embarrased becuase of the time it is taking and very frustrated.

Sparks

Harrisville, MI(Zone 5b)

Not to worry Gene,seems by I get in the house all I can do is shower and hit the hay,will be glad when it is time to sit and water,maybe pull the odd weed out,broke my ole tiller yesterday,just the pull cord,may not be too easy to fix,I think it is a 1950 monkey ward,very old.
hope all is well with you.
Bob

Benton, KY(Zone 7a)

They sell seed peanuts at our county co-op,or farm store.I think there are two varieties if memory serves me correctly.

If anyone wants some ,I could do them for postage,but we'd need to be quick,as the season is getting shorter.

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