Which way is up?

Which way is up?

Alright, so in all of my searches for “how to plant peanuts” and “how to start peanuts inside” all I’ve found is “Plant seeds from shelled raw peanuts 1 to 3 inches deep”.  Well, I did that and I got this…
About half of the peanuts have spouted right-side-up and about half of them came squirming to the surface like something out of an Alien movie.

So, after being gone most of the day, I came home to find the roots of the upside-down guys all dried up (duh!) so I pulled out all the aliens and packed some more soil around the right-side-up sprouts and am hopeful they will be just fine.  Luckily, I originally planted 2 peanuts per section, so even though about half of them were lost, I still have my original 25 plants growing to fill my bed out once I transplant these little guys outside (around May 26).

Now, if I could just figure out which way to put the peanuts in the dirt/ground in the future so this doesn’t happen again, we’ll be all set.  I’ll experiment and let you know what I figure out.  Cheers!

Written by Melissa @ Ever Growing Farm

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