As the saying goes, “Hind-sight is 20-20.” As I’m writing this, peering through my bifocals, I wish my vision was still 20-20. As peanut harvest comes to a close, it’s often a good time to assess the successes and the disappointments of the season before they are forgotten or become exaggerated, like my fishing stories.
If you’re like me, you’re anxious about the crop from the time the seed are planted until the crop is in the wagon. After a few days, with a few cold nights, I begin to wonder if what I call planting was nothing more than a fancy burial, a final resting spot, a grave for my precious seed. Then the spring sun rises warm and the ground begins to crack and I’m relieved at the sight of a few green leaves peeking out. My mind turns to the plant stand. Will I get the four plants per foot needed? What if there are fewer than that?