It’s also a very nice-looking plant, with dark green divided leaves and lovely yellow, pea-like flowers with orange lines running through them.
Peanut plants need regular watering, around 500ml to 1000ml of annual rainfall, or the equivalent water supply from irrigation. But they don’t like to sit in water, so plant them in well-drained soil or a multi-purpose compost.
Start them off in 5cm pots during May. You should start to see bright shoots after a week.
Then you can put them on a windowsill, but not in direct sunlight, or in a container on the patio. You can also plant them directly in the ground once any cold weather has passed.