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Peanut Plant - Arachis hypogaea - Fruit Nuts Citrus
Ever wanted to grow your own peanuts to eat? Well you can now :-) We have added to our range some gorgeous peanut plants. Grow your own and know what is going into the plant. Have peace of mind you are getting the best nutrition possible from freshly harvested peanuts in your own home garden. Limited numbers available.
Using a trowel, dig a 5cm deep furrow and plant seeds (just raw peanuts with the skin on), spacing them 10-15cm apart. If sowing more than one row, allow 60-75cm between rows. Cover the seeds with soil and gently firm down with the back of a rake.
Water seeds in well and apply an organic mulch such as pea straw or lucerne to help retain soil moisture. TIP: If the soil is well-watered, no extra watering is required until the seedlings emerge after 7-10 days.
Water the plants regularly and deeply at least once a week or more, especially in hot and dry weather.
As the plants grow, hill or mound the soil slightly against the plants for support. This will also help increase peanut production.
When the foliage turns yellow and plants start to die down, it’s time to harvest! Dig up the whole plant with a fork, gently shake off excess dirt and hang upside down to dry in the sun for 3-4 days or until most of the moisture has evaporated. Strip off the pods and store in air tight containers or remove the shell and eat raw