Thursday, 8 May 2014

And the Mystery Plant is ...

Posted by Rosie

Anyone who read my "How Does your Garden Grow" post last week will know that I showed a photo of a plant I was growing for the first time in the polytuynnel.  I asked people if they knew what it was.

This plant:


Suggestions included Fig and Lemon but both are wrong.  Only one person did guess although some cheating was involved as they looked at the image name where I had written what it was.  Clever Mammasaurus!

I can now reveal to everyone that the mystery plant is a peanut.  I have never grown one before the label is rather lacking in information so this could be interesting.  I do know that the nuts actually grow underground on the roots but how big it is going to get I don't yet know.  I will let you know how I get on.

As for any other garden updates I am afraid you will have to wait to next week. I have scheduled this post as I will be on holiday in the UK with limited internet access.  Hopefully I will get to visit a few gardens when I am away though.   Happy gardening everyone!


Mammasaurus and How Does Your Garden Grow?

18 comments :

  1. I've help harvest peanuts but never grew them~
    So I guess I can't help out. Haha

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    1. Hi Sarah - lovely to hear from you - perhaps you need to come over and here later and help me harvest my HUGE peanut harvest! You'll be giving me advice this time!

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  2. Interesting, look forward to seeing how you get on with this one #HDYGG

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  3. ooh, cool! it'll be interesting to see how that does x

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    1. I'm not expecting a huge harvest but a few nuts would be good!

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  4. Well that was fun. LOoking forward to seeing how nuts grow =) #HDYGG

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  5. Yay! I win! *fistpumps*
    I may not have much - but I have my cunning ;)

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    1. LOL - you'll have to change your name to foxysaurus!

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  6. Oh wow, that will be interesting to see how it comes on!

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  7. oh wow a peanut plant!!! will it work and give you peanuts? you are so adventurous i want to see and know if this works out

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    1. I am as keen to know as you, Helen and will report back later, what-ever the result!

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  8. Golly, so looking forward to hearing how your peanut production gets on!!
    Perhaps you'll be able to serve home grown peanuts to your guests for them to enjoy with their evening drinks!
    Hope you're having a good break in the UK!
    Emma :-)

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    1. Not sure I'll have enough (if any!) for that but we'll see. And thank you - we had a lovely time in the UK :)

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  9. Well, now I know what a peanut plants looks like :)

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