Culture of pea Nuts.
--The pea nut is cultivated in Georgia
, North Carolina
, &c. It is planted in ridges about three feet apart, and the vine stands up about a foot in perpendicular height.
The stems shoot out in all directions from it for about fifteen inches around.
These runners have joints about an inch and a half apart; and at each joint a strong root strikes down into the ground about two inches deep; at the end of this root the pea-pod is formed, and comes to maturity.
Some farmers cover these lateral vines with earth, while others leave them bare all the time.
It is not agreed which is the better mode.
When ripe, one bunch of vines will have from one to two quarts of peas.
One acre will produce from thirty-five to fifty bushels of peas.