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Accidental harvest


While weeding today, I accidentally pulled up one of the peanut plants.

I wasn’t planning on harvesting the small peanut patch for another month, unless an early winter storm blows through, like last year, forcing an early end to the season.

By the looks of the content of the shell I explored, this plant was Tennessee Red Valencia.

I sowed two varieties of peanuts in May, motivated partly by a search for protein sources which will grow in the northern Chihuahuan desert, and partly by my love of peanut stews and spicy peanut sauces.

Of course one of the varieties I am attempting to grow is black. However, we have to wait another month, at least, to see whether there has been success in that department.

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