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A fun novelty to grow in your garden this unique plant makes seed pods producing elongated stocks that slowly penetrate the soil where they enlarge and become peanuts. Plant in soil that is 65-70* F., 1 1/2" deep, 4 to 5 seeds per foot, spacing rows 30 to 36 inches apart. A light, sandy soil with plenty of organic material worked in is best. Northern gardeners can start seeds indoors, 2 to 4 weeks before their last frost date or warm the soil by using black plastic mulch. Plants will emerge after 14 days with sufficient watering, and will grow to 18 inches. Yellow, self pollinating, pea-like flowers arrive 30 to 40 days after sowing, growing on the lower portion of the plant. Peanuts need calcium to produce well, so add 1 cup of gypsum (calcium sulfate) per 10 feet of row to the top 3 to 4 inches of soil when the plant begins to flower. Cultivate soil around plant shallowly to prevent damage to the growing peanuts. Harvest can start when the older plants start to turn yellow. If you have a short northern growing season, use row cover to protect against the first light frosts. Dig up the peanuts with a spading fork and air dry upside down on the rows or inside if the weather does not cooperate. Pull peanuts from roots when dry and store. 50 seeds. Learn More$2.50