Peanuts are known by many other local names such as earthnuts, ground nuts, monkey nuts, pygmy nuts and pig nuts. Despite its name and appearance, the peanut is not a nut, but rather a legume like peas and beans. They grow into pretty little plants with rounded green leaves and attractive yellow flowers. They are delicious to eat and contain lots of energy and protein.
How To Grow Your Very Own Peanut Plant
Place the tablet of compressed compost into a cup and fill one-third with warm water. When the tablet is fully saturated it will swell up and then it’s ready to crumble up and put into the pot until about two-thirds full.
Don’t remove the thin pinkish brown seed coverings, or the seed won’t germinate.
Place the seeds in the pot on top of the compost, and top up the pot with the remaining compost and cover with a clear plastic bag and keep in a warm, light place. The seeds will grow in a few weeks, but you will need to check them every day to ensure the compost remains moist, but not wet.
Remove the plastic bag from the pot when the seeds have sprouted and place the pot on a sunny windowsill. As they plants grow, they will need to be re-potted
Re-pot the seedlings together into larger pots as they like to grow in groups. Large pots are required because as the peanut seed pod forms, it grows down to the soil surface and pushes itself into the soil for growing a new plant the following year. The old plant being an annual, will then die at the end of its first year. Do remember, however, to harvest a number of your seed pods by opening the shells and enjoying your very own fresh peanuts!
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