Grow your own peanut plant indoors or outdoors

Grow your own peanut plant indoors or outdoors

Use the right seeds

The best way to get your peanut seeds is from a specialist store. You can also use the untreated seeds from the supermarket, but these germinate much more slowly.

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In the specialized trade there are now varieties that thrive quite well even in cooler temperatures.

Growing a peanut plant yourself is worthwhile if you can provide enough light and warmth. In northern regions you should only try it in the greenhouse.

Prefer peanut plants in pots

Since the peanut plant has a very long growing season, you should prefer the seeds in the pot on the windowsill or in the greenhouse.

Fill it with good, loose garden soil. Make sure that there are enough drainage holes, because peanuts cannot tolerate waterlogging at all.

Cover the seeds with two to three centimeters of soil and place them in a warm and sunny location.

Pull peanut plant under glass

If you are growing the peanut plant in the conservatory or greenhouse, plant it in a larger pot once the plant has developed several pairs of leaves.

If you also want to harvest peanuts, choose a wide, deep bowl. Peanuts grow on the inflorescences that sink into the ground next to the plant.

Water only moderately and place the peanut plant as sunny as possible. The peanut thrives particularly well at temperatures of around 30 degrees.

Pull peanuts outdoors

  • Plant out after the frost
  • Loose garden soil
  • As sunny as possible
  • Pour little
  • Avoid waterlogging
  • Fertilize occasionally

The peanut harvest

The peanut harvest begins after 100 to 130 days, when the soil temperatures have been consistently high. In the field, peanuts are ready for harvest from September.

Tips & Tricks

If you live in a region with a very mild climate, you can sow the seeds of the peanuts directly outside in May. It is important that the floor temperature no longer drops below 18 degrees. Therefore, cover the peanut seeds at night for the first few weeks.