Friday, 12 December 2014

Our peanut harvest

Posted by Rosie

Back in May I bought myself a new plant to try in the polytunnel - a peanut.  I had never grown one before and as I like to try something new each year this looked like a good choice ... and it was only a couple of euros so would be no great loss if it died in the first week!

Peanut Plant

I can now reveal that we have harvested the peanuts and are busy planning what to do with them.

  • Shall we make a batch of peanut butter?
  • A satay sauce might be tasty
  • Personally I like peanut cookies.


On second thoughts we may have to put all these recipes on hold as the entire peanut harvest amounted to this ....

Peanut harvest at Eco-Gites of Lenault - 2014

I can't eat raw peanuts as even one will give me sinusitis (cooked are fine) but Simon and Tom had a taste.  Simon said they were OK but Tom didn't like them, although I don't think he has ever had the raw before so they were probably not what he was expecting.

Am I disappointed with my peanut harvest?  No, I am actually impressed that in Normandy I have managed to crop at least some nuts.  But do you know where on the plant peanuts grow?  It may not be where you expect!


  1. Is it on the roots they look a bit like they been in the soil?

  2. Uber impressed - I flipping LOVE peanuts!

    1. I am not sure SunPat is quite quaking it's boots yet though!


I love receiving comments and I do read every one but if you are simply here to spam me with a link, guess what ... I won't publish it.