When to plant peanuts?

bugtussellmomMarch 24, 2010

In my zone, when are my planting dates for peanuts?

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trivedi_south(8)

Where did you buy raw peanuts to plant from?
Thanks,

    Bookmark   March 25, 2010 at 9:09AM
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girlgroupgirl(8 ATL)

Mine came from Southern Seed Exchange. Normally I would not plant until May after the main drenching spring rains are past and the ground is very warm.

    Bookmark   March 25, 2010 at 8:25PM
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esthermgr

Do they take a lot of room? Would they be a good thing to interplant in my potato patch?

    Bookmark   March 26, 2010 at 1:17PM
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bugtussellmom

trivedi_south - I have not found any. I'm about to try what the other poster mentioned. My husband is looking around town tomorrow. I entered "peanut" into the search at rareseeds.com and came up with nothing.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2010 at 9:39PM
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trivedi_south(8)

Can we put in raw store bought peanuts (another dumb question)

:-)

Wonder if someone else has tried it before me....and dangers of doing so....

Thanks everyone....you guys are awesome.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2010 at 10:38PM
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girlgroupgirl(8 ATL)

I think you need to be careful and use seed peanuts. You can also try a farm store for the seed source.

I don't think interplanting with potatoes or other root veggies is a good idea. There is another thread on this forum from last year where a gardener grew peanuts. They take up a lot of room and have very dense growth under the foliage - tons of peanuts!!!
I'm going to be growing them under the sunniest sides of trees, and in areas where I will be working on soil building or just need "something" in the soil for a season and then cover crop it afterwards. I think the greens from the tops would make excellent green compost to turn under the soil.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2010 at 10:49PM
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bugtussellmom

Ok, so I just bought peanuts from Southern Seed Exchange. I have harvested peanuts a couple of times but never planted them. I was about to say that no, potatoes would not be ideal :) planted among peanuts. It's tough getting them out of the ground...or maybe its because our soil has a lot of clay. The potatoes would not have room to grow.

Thanks for the help groupgirl!

The cover-crop idea must be a good one because I remember my father telling me the same thing many years ago. I'm just now getting into gardening though. Wish I had paid better attention back then!

    Bookmark   March 29, 2010 at 12:52AM
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