To grow peanuts, plant fresh peanuts that have not been roasted, start the planting in the spring, allow the plant to dry out during the summer, and dig up the peanuts in the fall. Look for the plant leaves to start yellowing in order to know when the peanuts are ready with information from a sustainable gardener in this free video on gardening.
Hi this is Yolanda Vanveen and in this segment we are going to talk all about how to grow peanuts. Now peanuts are actually really easy to grow and they're an underground plant that's a nut that grows very easily and you can just start it right by a peanut or by the seed so when you are growing peanuts you need to get fresh peanuts and most of the peanuts that you buy in the store have been roasted so those won't grow so you have got to make sure that you get the peanuts that are fresh from a peanut plant and just like beets or other plants grown underground you just dig them up in the Fall whenever the leaves start turning brown is an indication that the peanuts themselves are ready. So you start the nuts in the Spring, they'll grow all Summer but let them dry out in between and then in the Fall when the plant just starts turning a little bit yellow that is when it is time to harvest, pull them right out of the ground and dry them out and you can save some of the peanuts to turn around and replant in the Spring or you can leave them in the ground if you live in a warm climate and they'll just come back on their own but if you live in a cold climate you have got to bring them inside and start them in the Spring again but make sure that you don't use the peanuts that have already been roasted because they won't grow and make sure to use only use those fresh peanuts and you will find that you can grow your own and it is very easy to do.