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Asked by
midastouch63 on
October 24, 2017
Pocomoke Maryland

Q. Peanuts

We live on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and we are very excited that our first Peanut plant has done well and produced. However before I harvest them I have a question. I understand how to dig them out and dry them but how do you get the dirt off of them? Should I wash after drying?

Thank You for your time
Mida Lambertson
Pocomoke MD

Answered by
BushDoctor on
October 24, 2017
Certified Expert
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You should only have to brush off the dirt, as the shell will be peeled off and thrown away. The dirt will promote natural curing.

Here is an article to give you more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/peanuts/post-harvest-peanut-curing.htm

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Asked by
stroy_penn on
May 21, 2018
Fort Myers, FL zone 9, 9A

Q. What can I put on perennial ornamental peanut to get rid of variety of weeds, bahia and bermuda grasses?

I read Bonnie L. Grants on ornamental perennial peanut. I have a large experimental section of perennial ornamental peanut in my 1 acre back yard in Ft Myers Fl (zone 9, 9a). Two years ago I cleared the area of weeds, planted ornamental perennial peanut, mulched and hand weeded. Today, 2 years later I cannot keep up with hand weeding and Bahia grass, Bermuda grass, sedge, dog fennel, and many other weeds have invaded. I keep a perimeter weed freed and mulched hoping the perennial peanut will spread. This area has a sprinkler system and gets water in the dry season. We do mow the perennial peanut. It looks healthy I just want to control or eliminate the weeds and invading grass. What can I use on the peanut to get rid of weeds and the unwanted grasses?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
May 21, 2018
Certified Expert
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This website offers some insight: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/wg216

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Asked by
Anonymous on
February 27, 2019

Q. Growing peanuts in container

I am wanting to plant 4-6 peanut plants in a container. Am I needing a big round flower pot or square? What size dia & height do I need?
Thx

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
February 27, 2019
Certified Expert
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The shape will not matter at all. 6 peanut plants will want a good 10 to 15 gallon size pot. This will often be too heavy to carry so place it where you want it before you plant. I recommend using separate 5 gallon containers for the best results, but planting them together will be fine also. The height won't matter so much either, as long as you have enough soil to support six peanut plants.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 1, 2019

Q. Planting perennial peanut grass SEEDS

What is the method for planting the seeds? Everything we read is about the rhizomes.

Answered by
MichiganDot on
March 2, 2019
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I'm reading that perennial peanut seeds should be planted 1/2-3/4 inch deep in spring. The seeds germinate in 10-14 days. Use at a rate of 1 pound for 1,000 sq. ft. Water to keep moist until fully germinated and then regularly during the first summer. This species is rated for zones 8-11. It prefers a pH of 5.1 - 6.5.

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