Wild Gourd Farm

Organic Gardening in St. Louis City

Workin’ For Peanuts

We’re going to plant peanuts in our community garden plot this year.

We shelled some raw peanuts we bought at the Soulard Farmers’ Market on March 19th.

Then we popped them in some seed trays to sprout.


We kept them well-watered and covered with clear plastic to retain moisture.

The sprouts are pretty big… next time we’ll plant them in separate pots instead of the seed trays so they have more room.

Some people suggest direct seeding instead of starting the peanuts inside because the roots are fragile, so transplanting may be a challenge. We’ll direct seed some as well. We can already taste the peanut butter!


4 responses to “Workin’ For Peanuts

  1. Peach Farm Studio March 29, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    Nice! Peanut to peanut butter – taking the scenic route! 😉

  2. MommyMuffin April 3, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    I think even Daddy would have enjoyed seeing this! Love, MM

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