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How to Grow Peanuts at Home?

How to Grow Peanuts at HomeGreetings from the GIY (Grow It Yourself) way of life! If you don’t have enough room for a typical garden, don’t worry (or non-existent). The sturdy peanut plant can be grown in a pot on a countertop, deck, patio, or windowsill. 30–40 tasty nuts can readily be harvested from a single peanut plant, which can yield a large harvest.

Peanuts have a 130–160 day growth season, which is why they are sometimes thought of as a Southern crop. Peanuts can, however, be grown in northern climates as well; just start them indoors until the earth’s to Grow Peanuts at Home. the temperature reaches at least 65 degrees.

How to Grow Peanuts at Home?

Peanut Plant Maintenance

  1. Choose a spot for your peanut that has loose, fertile, well-drained soil and at least 8 hours of direct sunlight per day. cultivating in a pot? Make sure each plant has a space that is at least 18 to 20 inches wide and 18 inches deep.
  2. To get at the seeds, crack open a shell of raw peanuts. The seeds should be sown at least two inches into the soil. Make sure you don’t overwater your plant; water it once a week.
  3. Create a mound of soil around the plant’s base when it blooms a yellow blossom (30–40 days later) so that the peanut “pegs” can press into the earth.
  4. Keep the soil continually moist once “pegs” form.
  5. About two weeks before harvesting peanuts, stop watering (130-160 days).
  6. Check the soil thoroughly and hand-pull the plant when the leaves start to turn yellow. Shake off any extra soil, then let the plant dry completely with the peanuts still on it for about a week.
  7. Cut the peanut pods from the plant, spread them out in a single layer, and let them cure for two to three weeks in a cool, dry area.
  8. Enjoy!

Peanut Plant Maintenance:

Larger peanut plants will eventually bloom with gorgeous yellow blossoms. At this point, I cover plants in gypsum. Gypsum, a kind of calcium sulphate, aids in the filling out of peanuts developing underground and is simple to use. I just spread it all over the plants using a garden glove.

Gypsum might also be placed in a shaker and used in the same way. An old coffee can or a Mason jar with holes drilled in the lid can be used to create a shaker with ease. That is some clever gardening.

Peanuts typically take four months to grow and mature. They are such a low-maintenance crop that you can just let them grow and not stress over them much, even though this process seems to take forever. The peanut plants will be ready to harvest in late summer or early fall.

How to Harvest Peanuts:

  • To ensure that the soil is good and dry before harvesting peanuts, wait a few days for dry weather.
  • Do not remove the plants without first losing the dirt around them. Instead, aerate the soil surrounding the plants with a garden fork. Then, remove the plant to see your peanut crop! Children would do well to assist with this project. They enjoy watching the wonder of peanuts emerging from the earth!

How to Harvest Peanuts

How to dry Out Peanuts:

There are numerous methods to move forward once peanuts have been removed from the ground. If you intend to boil your peanuts, remove them from the plant and give them a good wash before cooking.

How to dry Out Peanuts

Keep peanuts attached to the plant while drying for two weeks in a well-ventilated area before roasting. After the peanuts have been harvested, incorporate the peanut plants back into your garden’s soil to improve it.

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