Peanuts prefer sandy, loose, well-draining soil. Do not sow peanuts after potatoes or beans have been grown in the plot, as they are susceptible to the same diseases.
Prepare a bed by tilling or digging in a couple of inches (5 cm.) of compost or rotted manure down to a depth of 8 to 12 inches (20-31 cm.).
Plant the peanut seeds after the soil has warmed, about three weeks after the last frost.
Soak the seeds in water overnight to stimulate germination and then plant seeds less than 2 inches (5 cm.) deep, and 4 to 6 inches (10-15 cm.) apart.