Grow your own peanut plant: Part 2 (UPDATE) – The Bohemian Kitchen

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Some of you may remember that I started growing a peanut plant some months ago. I am very happy to report that the plant is alive and well on its way to producing actual peanuts.

First let’s look at what it’s been up to. So far, it has survived the affections of my cat Eowyn.

It has produced a couple of flowers (note the shriveled up orange bits) and extended its stems into the soil. The peanuts begin to grow underground.

And it has grown two entire peanuts!! I waited about a month before deciding to dig into it and see what’s happening. It’s not the most abundant harvest ever, but whatever. You can only expect so much from a windowsill plant.

The skin of the shell is so smooth that I figure they’re not quite ripe yet. I am also somewhat disturbed by how much they remind me of textbook diagrams of ovaries. Either that, or kidneys.

(Does anyone else see the resemblance?)

Anyway, I buried them back in the soil and watered the plant so the peanuts can continue to develop. I’ll check again in another 3-4 weeks to see if they’re ready to eat.

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