Oranges seldom thrive here either despite the few folks that I've seen who were able to grow certain citrus very well in protected spots. This is Peanut Country.
This week I made pics of peanuts just starting fine green growth in the field north of us.
Peanuts grow in sunny, sandy soil in hot humid climates.
As they grow plants will meet in the middles. Plants send out pegs after
bloom which go into the soil where the nuts form underground.
Harvest is two months away.
Flowers and text are from the garden of Nell Jean at www.seedscatterer.blogspot.com in the hot, sandy soil of Southwest Georgia where peanuts make long ribbons of green across fields. Join us in a glass of iced Ruby Tea, dark and barely sweet.