Mound up the soil where you have sown them (like for potatoes) and mulch the trenches with straw/leafmold/compost if the soil is sandy. After harvest, only remove the parts of the plant above the soil, leaving the rest to rot down naturally and improve nitrogen levels.
This crop has a minimum growing temperature of 10C and a maximum growing temperature of 45C; the optimal growing temperature is between 22C and 32C.
By seed. Seeds may take over a week to germinate if the climate is cold.
Pests, diseases or disorders
Leaf spots, rusts, sclerotinia blight, thrips, southern stem rot, peanut stunt virus, tomato spotted wilt virus, peanut bud necrosis, verticillium wilt, web blotch, armyworms, botrytis, cylindrocladium black rot, root knot nematode, charcoal rot and spider mites.