Friday, July 22, 2011

A little nuts @ Our Country Home

Peanuts that is...Still on the small side, but not long now...I can almost taste the salty deliciousness...MMMmmmmm...Can hardly wait.

When I first shared photos of the peanuts I planted, they were just little bitty shoots coming out of the ground with but 4 or 5 leaves...Now they are a big rambling mess and look like weeds...But I resist the urge to yank them out because I know just how yummy they will be when they are finally harvested and boiled.

The peanuts themselves are found at the end of these red shoots...they grow off the stems and then the tip buries itself in the ground...then they start to develop the nut...cool huh.

More yummy for you eyes...Look at all the delish homemade compost...I just know it is going to make my Sweet Potatoes grow like crazy...NO toxic cow manure in my compost Thank You very much.

Talking of Sweet Potatoes...After a week plus waiting around in a bucket of water, they finally got their roots in the ground yesterday....I also snitched one and put it into a hanging basket because I think they so pretty...

Blessings Kelsie

Sharing with:
Farm Photo Friday @ http://farmchickskitchen.blogspot.com/
AND
Farm Girl Friday @ their new Linkweb address http://www.deborahjeansdandelionhouse.blogspot.com/

10 comments:

Allison at Novice Life said...

That is so neat to grow peanuts!

Cindy@OldTimePickers said...

Peanuts are an interesting crop. I do not know anything about them. Wonder what's up with deborahjeansdandelionhouse?

gtyyup said...

Peanuts don't grow here in the NW...loved seeing the plant and baby nut!! It's always amazed me that they grew in the ground like a potato. Thanks for sharing.

Yes, I had the same problem with Dandelion House too.

Shonya said...

Ooooh, how fun! I wonder if peanuts will grow in northern Missouri. . .I've never heard of anyone around here growing them, bet the season is too short. Now I'll have to check that out! :) www.homestead-for-sale.blogspot.com

sawn48 said...

I use sweet potatoes as house plants a lot, and this year I used them in my outdoor flower arrangements, but I used the kind with the crimson colored leaves. They are so pretty among the flowers,and they help to fill out the arrangement so nice.

Teresa said...

How fun to grow peanuts and sweet potatoes! It is nice to have homemade compost as well.

Candy C. said...

How cool to grow your own peanuts!

Kerrye said...

My grandparents used to grow potatoes and peanuts in their garden here in West Tennessee. Us kids loved to visit and help with harvesting them! Thanks for bringing back some good memories!

Graziana said...

Your peanut plants looks healthy and amazing! I think I will grow them too one of these years

Deborah Jean at Dandelion House said...

Hi Kelsie!
How fun is that? Growing peanuts! That homemade compost really did the trick!
Thanks for linking up to Farmgirl Friday and for including my new blog address in your post!
Happy Gardening,
Deb