It's a good thing today is a rest day!
In May I purchased many starter plants for the vegetable garden from a great local nursery. They have a great variety of plants, and I like in particular how easy it is to find ornamental plants suited to the local climate.
On that day, however, there was a cheerful hand-lettered poster inviting us to try planting peanuts. I had the same reaction everyone else did, I imagine: "Huh. Peanuts. Never thought to try to grow peanuts. I will purchase a $0.69 peanut plant right away." I remember from learning about George Washington Carver in third grade that peanuts are good for the soil (nitrogen fixing?), so if nothing else, a couple of peanut plants would be good for the garden.
I know nothing else. I don't know how big they'll get. The Internet tells me they grow underground, which I think I knew? In any case, they're a pretty plant:
|Holy crap, there's a snail there. Ew.|