Starting Peanuts the Permaculture way
I am going to get some green peanuts today to do some homemade boiled peanuts, but figured I have an empty side yard that would be great for growing some peanuts.
I've recently been turned on to permaculture and would like to give it a shot. I've looked for companion plants that do well with peanuts and have only found corn and squash to be suitable.
So the questions:
-My side yard is sandy, crappy dirt, void of most nutrients I would suspect. It is covered in a thin layer of foiliage from mostly oak tree's.
Should I leave the leaves and cover with compost?
Should I dig through the leaves to expose dirt and plant in the holes?
Should I plant squash and peanuts very close together or just in the same vicinity?
Any tips would be great at this point. Thanks