Chickpeas and peanuts

Hi, just planning what to grow next year and I quite fancy trying to grow chickpeas and peanuts as well as more usual veg. Had anyone tried / had success growing them? Any other more exotic things I should try? (Cornwall, UK)

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I haven’t! I’ll be interested in how you get on if you do try them. I know they will both need a good amount of warmth to crop well here. In Cornwall, you could do well.

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Quite a few people on my allotment site grow amaranth - it’s a bit spinach like and has red flowers, & self seeds… another unusual thing to try are oca - Originally from Peru, I think… I’ve not tried chick peas, but enjoy drying beans so I have dried beans through the winter eg the seed of runner beans, french beans & also borlotti beans. Good Luck!

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