Anyone in the North grow peanuts?

stone_family3

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We're in Ohio and we tried a peanut plant from Sutherlands a few years ago, but it didn't get anywhere due to squirrels. So this year we picked up another one and we're going to try it in a bucket so we can keep it a bit more protected.

Any advice on making sure it grows successfully?

My 6 year old named the plant Lacy.

 

erinszoo

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Sorry but growing in a bucket won't work. Peanuts flower and then drop a tendril into the ground from the flower and the peanut forms on the tendril. They sprawl so a whiskey barrel size container or a rubbermaid size tote might work. They are very cool for kids to watch grow and harvest. You might try surrounding it with chicken wire to keep out squirrels.
 

stone_family3

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Hmmm thanks guess I can try the big rubbermaid tubs we were going to use for carrots for since they are 16 gallon round tubs.
 

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