We have started to harvest our small plot of peanuts. By this time of year they should be about a foot tall, bushy, and turning brown. Peanuts sprout from the shell, grow, then send out shoots from the leaves that touch the ground and form more peanuts.
At least, that’s the theory. This year not so much. After a dry summer they had not grown much. Then Hurricane Matthew came and dumped 7″ of rain. And THEN they decided to grow. The new peanuts in the shell decided to grow also, so instead of a lot of peanuts, we have new peanut plants. They are confused.
We will be able to harvest some, but not as many as hoped for.