How to Grow Peanuts. Plant peanuts in the sunniest patches of your garden for an extra no-hassle veggie. Contrary to popular belief, the peanut is not a nut; it is actually a vegetable belonging to the legume family, which includes peas and beans. These tropical natives of South America require about 120 days to mature, but fortunately they can withstand light spring and fall frosts. ‘Jumbo Virginia’ is a productive variety for home gardens.
"All About Growing Peanuts" Growing peanuts is easy in warm climates, but even Northern gardeners can try growing this snackable, protein-rich storage crop. This guide includes descriptions of the types of peanuts, how to plant peanuts, harvesting, and the curious reproductive behavior of the peanut plant. From MOTHER EARTH NEWS
How do you grow peanuts? Start your seeds 3 or 4 weeks before you expect your last frost date. Using a good quality compost such as John Innes 'Seed and Potting' , plant 2 or 3 seeds in each pot, and covered them with 2 inches of compost soil. Keep them well watered, but don’t have the compost waterlogged as this will damage the juvenile root system.
Grow your own peanuts. Blogger says: I found that raw peanuts in the shell, purchased at my local grocery store, would germinate a peanut plants. I’ve been growing several of these plants in containers. They germinated easily, with a better than 50% germination rate, which is pretty good considering they are not sold for germination & planting. This type of source for peanut seeds is also inexpensive.