When to Plant in Spring:
- Earliest Planting Date: 2 weeks after Average Last Frost
- Latest Planting Date: 5 weeks after Average Last Frost
- Length of Planting Window: 3 weeks
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Planting: Sow seeds 1 inch deep and space them 6 inches apart. Space rows 20 inches apart if you are planting more than one row.
Care: Peanuts don’t like wet leaves as it can contribute to disease. Water close to the soil to avoid this.
Harvesting: Plants start to flower about 40 days after they emerge. The bloom send out a stalk once fertilized, known as a peg. The peg grows down into the soil to produce pods. Harvest pods once the leaves turn yellow. Similar to potatoes, pull the whole plant out and shake loose the soil. Store in a warm dry place so that the pods can dry out completely.
Special Instructions/Tips: Don’t dig out your pods too early as they may be empty. After harvest, be sure to keep drying plants away from any area that might attract rodents. Mice love peanuts!
Germination Days: 7 – 21
Days to Maturity: 100 – 110
Preference: moderate water, full sun, tolerate dry soils (until blooms when you should water well)