Found a peanut...

or several! This is such a fascinating plant, flowering above ground, but the peanut (a legume really, not a nut) develops underground!  It totally upends my mantra…the fruit forms around the flower!  What was most interesting was when harvesting the plants, the incredible number of worms I found in and around the roots. Now,  I need to soak for 24 hours in a salt water brine, then roast for 30 minutes.  Makes you appreciate that bag of peanuts we take for granted at the ballgame!

or several! This is such a fascinating plant, flowering above ground, but the peanut (a legume really, not a nut) develops underground! It totally upends my mantra…the fruit forms around the flower! What was most interesting was when harvesting the plants, the incredible number of worms I found in and around the roots. Now, I need to soak for 24 hours in a salt water brine, then roast for 30 minutes. Makes you appreciate that bag of peanuts we take for granted at the ballgame!