October 22, 2011

The Great & Mysterious Peanut Harvest of 2011

In the spring we bought some little peanut plants at the farmer's market around the corner from our house. We didn't really think you could grow peanuts in Colorado and I had the utmost skepticism for the woman's assurances that we could. 'In containers?' 'Of course!'

After 4 months of carefully tending these plants, discovering that they grow mysterious roots from the top of the plant down into the ground and have the prettiest little yellow flowers, we finally have peanuts! Granted, we don't have a LOT of peanuts (2nd photo is our entire harvest!), but we have perfect peanuts nonetheless. We roasted them and ate them in one day.

Peanuts will definitely be making a reappearance in our container gardens from here on out.

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