gardengalrn(5KS)January 7, 2012

I've never grown peanuts but ordered some Virgina Jumbos as a novelty for my home garden. I'm in central KS, wondered if anyone has grown them in my zone and would have any tips for me? Lori

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Plant seed 2 or 3 per linear foot in a row with rows 3 feet apart. The seed should be about an inch deep. You MUST control weeds, peanuts will not produce worth 2 cents if they are overrun with weeds. Peanuts need moderately fertile soil. They are very susceptible to drought. The plants can take the heat, but lack of water seriously reduces the yield. They are legumes and will make most of the nitrogen they need. Don't expect huge yields from peanuts, they typically produce about half a pound of peanuts per plant.

Sandhill Preservation has 3 varieties available this year so if you get a wild hair and want to grow some different varieties, get Black, Schronce Black, or Bramling Pink and have some more fun. Black is relatively short season. It will mature a crop even as far north as New Hampshire. Schronce Black is about a week later but has darker peanuts. Bramling Pink is a more generous producer but takes a few days more to mature.


    Bookmark   January 8, 2012 at 2:10AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

If you have any squirrels in the area they will dig them up so you will need a deterant.

    Bookmark   January 9, 2012 at 11:31AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
dave_f1 SC, USDA Zone 8a(7b)

If you have a well-drained sandy loam type soil you can grow them successfully. Soil should be in the mid 60's when you plant, I would think at least a few weeks after the last freeze. As mentioned, very important to water consistently, at least through the flowering period. Then allow to dry out a bit between waterings near harvest time. You might expect something like 20-50 peanuts per plant. You may want to consider growing a few plants in well-watered pots, if you're just enjoying them for the novelty of it. Unique growth habit.

    Bookmark   January 9, 2012 at 12:59PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Make sure that the soil has enough Ca.,and lime.Ca will help filling the pods.Add lime in the soil so that pegs get easily fixed in the soil.Since you are in zone 5 peanuts may not reach to fully ripening stage.
I am posting the peanut pic. from my garden.

    Bookmark   January 9, 2012 at 9:36PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Anyone else not liking this "new and improved" houzz thingy?
It took a long time to get through all of the bells...
wertach zone 7-B SC
Leek starting woes
I'm having trouble getting my leeks going. A couple...
Hello All, I am planning my winter crop (live in New...
Woody Parsnips
What causes parsnips to develop wrinkly skin and woody...
Planting Oca in Tubs?
Has anyone done this with any success? How big a tub...
aftermidnight Zone7b B.C. Canada
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™