Hi all so I currently own a small peanut plants growing in a sunny, well drained site and I wondered if any of the pro gardeners here have given them a go?
I tried to grow one for fun years ago but hadn't realised then that they have to ripen their pods underground to form the peanuts so my attempt failed miserably.
Ah well we learn from our mistakes and until I researched it I didn't know that either! I think I'll just treat it like any other plant and water it when dry
About 4 years ago now I bought some raw peanuts and planted a few.. I did get a couple of plants.. But they need long hot cobditons and yea the ground nuts form underground.. Sadly the british weather soaked them and they rotted off. It might be an idea to try growing them in a deep tub in a green house to give a longer growing season....
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I've grown them successfully - but not in the garden. They need more warmth than the British climate can give them. Best grown indoors or in the GH.
The nuts form In the ground - the branches bend over, touch the ground, and the "nuts" form.
They are an interesting experiment.
Did they taste okand did you get many?