Re: [gardeners] Gardening in Bastrop

Annette Green (
Tue, 30 May 2000 08:41:06 -0500

Wow Allen,
I had never heard that peanuts were so protected.  My kids used to bring
home one peanut plant every year from school.  We would plant it in our back
yard and roast the small harvest.  They were rather fun to grow.  I do know
that the teacher bought a bag of raw peanuts from the grocery store to
plant.  They worked quite well for her.  I had even considered doing it
myself as my youngest never had the pleasure of growing her own peanuts.  I
just wasn't sure if they would grow in our FL weather.

Course our FL weather has been very dry and brittle.  We are back up to the
fire hazard levels we had last summer.  There are quite a few fires in our
area that have closed main roads, but nothing yet to rival that summer or
the fires in NM yet.  Wish us rain.
Anne in FL
zone 9b, sunset 26  with a new ISP
-----Original Message-----
From: Allen Merten <>
To: <>
Date: Monday, May 29, 2000 11:18 PM
Subject: Re: [gardeners] Gardening in Bastrop

>    Its about time to plant peanuts. I'm going to plant both Virginia
>Jumbo's and Red Spanish peanuts. I planted the Virginia peanuts before.
>did really well although they are not recommend for Bastrop Co. They did
>really well. Just east of me is a large area that grows peanuts. I have the
>same soil that they do. The red Spanish peanut is the one that they grow.
>    Peanuts are one of those tightly controlled crops. You must have a
>permit to grow peanuts. I went to the peanut co-op over there to get some
>peanuts for seed. Wouldn't sell me even a small amount of peanuts with out
>permit. They acted like I was trying to steal national secrets. I was
>practically thrown out of the co-op office.
>    Allen
>    Bastrop Co., SE Central TX
>    Zone 8