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Author Topic: Monkey nuts....peanuts!!!!!!  (Read 28795 times)

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Hazel Anne

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Monkey nuts....peanuts!!!!!!
« on: April 06, 2008, 11:26 »
I read on here about growing peanuts from the supermarket (not the salted ones!!!)

Thanks to this really helpfull site i now have learnt that Peanuts are Monkey nuts that grow in the ground not from the tops.
My Father in Law who knows most things didnt know this so im pretty proud of my knolledge!!!!!!!!!!

We are going to plant some in pots in the greenhouse and see what happens.

Has anyone had any success with this and is there any tips?
We really have the growing bug and veiw everything as a possible growing experiment. :D


Aunt Sally

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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2008, 12:10 »
And did you know that peanuts are not nuts at all - they are pulses ! (pea and bean family)

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« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2008, 12:38 »
NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! blimey i thought they were nuts,,,,do you think it will work growing them?
I am just going to trot up the greenhouse and decide what to do with the Onions.
We have about 10 seed trays of Robinsons mamouth seedlings (got all enthusiastic when we saw a gardening programe)

The thing is so many are weighing down the little staging shelf and we didnt realise we wouldnt be eating onions from them this year.They havent grown a centimetre i the last 8 weeks despite being in doors!!
Are they worth hanging on to or use the space for something else?

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« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2008, 12:54 »
I think peanuts are more of a novelty house plant, otherwise they would have caught on a few years back.

Onions, I'm pretty new at this but I got overwintering onions, sets and shallots for early start. Seeds are going straight in the ground after I've got all the other March/April seeds out.  I reserve indoor space for frost tender things.
I demand the right to buy seed of varieties that are not "distinct, uniform and stable".

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« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2008, 21:12 »
At the moment ¬£stretcher are selling  very healthy  looking plants for ¬£ 2-3... I was almost tempted myself. :wink:
I know less today than I did yesterday, and I knew nothing then!

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« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2008, 21:21 »
peanuts and monkey nuts are two different things.

2nd photo is from mumsy


peanuts are chrunchy



the latter appear to be rather on the chewy side  :roll:


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« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2008, 21:29 »
:shock:

BABE,,, BEHAVE YOURSELF :!:

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« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2008, 21:31 »
:oops: sorry aunty

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« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2008, 21:50 »
YUM

You're forgiven  :wink:

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« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2008, 22:17 »
Seen that piccy somewhere b4  :wink:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

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« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2008, 22:19 »
Quote from: "mumsy"
Seen that piccy somewhere b4  :wink:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:


who'd have guessed it would come in handy so soon mumsy?... i did put on its your picture :wink:

couldnt have anyone thinking i'd own such a thing  :roll:

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« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2008, 22:24 »
Oh man, that picture's nasty, put me right off my cuppa.   :lol:
Are we nearly there yet?

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« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2008, 22:37 »
BABE!!!!
 :shock:  :D  :D  :D

SO FUNNY,
 I think mr peapod has just had a heart attack laughing at that!!
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« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2008, 22:43 »
Would love to share the others but Aunty would have a fit :lol:  :lol:

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« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2008, 22:55 »
My God....I wish I could do that.

Grow Peanuts I mean... :D



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