Peanuts and almondYes. . . peanuts!

Let me take you back in time to June 2010 when the first peanut seeds sprouted:

Peanut sproutingThen in July, the plants began to flower:

Peanut flowering

The flowers bent over, embedded themselves in the dirt and developed into peanuts.  The harvest began in October:

Peanut plant harvestOops . . . I was a bit late to harvest them.  Some of the peanuts had already begun to sprout into new plants.

Peanuts re-sproutingAfter lots of drying and curing time, the peanuts sit in their jar (first photograph which heads up this post) waiting to be shelled.  And now, the shelling begins:

Peanut harvest #1Once again, the peanuts are in their jar — shelled and waiting to be eaten:

Peanut harvest #11By the way. . . what is that almond doing in the first jar of peanuts anyway???

P.S.  I am entering the first photo in this blog post in the Gardening Gone Wild Picture This Photo Contest.  I love the reflections of light which occurred by placing the jar in the snow (which is plentiful this January).

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8 Responses to Peanuts!

  1. Loved your entry, the red shelled ones too! Great shots!

  2. Darla says:

    Love the simplicity of this. I posted my entry today, Good Luck!

  3. Hi, thanks for the nice comment on my competition entry. I had already admired yours in the GGW gallery – the light is beautiful.

  4. Cat says:

    I’ve never seen peanuts harvested! I’m glad you showed the succession of photos. Best of luck on your entry – I love the texture and light play in your submission!

  5. Thanks for visiting my blog! Growing peanuts — how fun!!! Reminds me of a post I did last year on growing cotton. Kind of a fun experiment 🙂 Best wishes on the contest! I’m looking forward to trying some blooms in a jar this spring/summer. I just have a plain Jane camera so it is nice to have this way to get good closeups.

  6. Wow, this was a great photo for the contest. I’ve never seen peanuts growing before and your post was interesting too. Good luck;-)

  7. Jen says:

    Thanks for stopping by Nyack Backyard! I’m really enjoying seeing everyone’s jar photos. How cool that you’re growing peanuts – never tried growing them before. Nice shots!

  8. Malinda says:

    I’m growin’ peanuts this year!!!
    Great photos!

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