It came as a surprise that here on BLF there a very few references to peanuts.
I'm on a peanut kick at the moment as I'm replacing a lot of other nuts I consume with them because they are a lot cheaper.
They go into my breakfast cereal; sustain my snacking bowl and get bathed in high cocoa-quotient chocolate.
Locally grown raw peanuts are cheap. Available at supermarkets.
I roast them at home in the oven, then work my way through them under guise of any excuse.
Raw peanuts are also 'seeds' you can plant. Despite being a productive legume with all the legume advantages -- no one has registered their keen use here in the home garden.
I've grown them on occasion, but planting peanuts makes a lot of gardening sense.
Ground cover. Nitrogen fixer. Mulch maker. Fodder supply....
Yes. I use peanuts in my pesto - pine nuts are stupid expensive. I make a (if I might say myself) delightful Thai peanut sauce from them. Now... I tried to grow them in buckets. Rookie mistake. They send down runners from their branches upon which peanuts grow. Buckets don't work well for that. Mind you, I did get 3 new plants which I intend to put into the soil of the patch. I predict success. And, if I leave some nuts there, ever lasting love. How good is that?