In this exciting experiment, I have taken a raw peanut and carved it.
I then placed this peanut in water to germinate – the question was can the plant grow with out the other half of the cotyledon. After several attempts, it worked!
The beard (plumule) on the Old Man in the Peanut grows to become the first leaves that break the soil’s surface on the way to becoming your peanut plant. The hood (radicle) elongates becoming a tap root that goes into the ground to collect nutrients!
This is a living sculpture that goes on to become a living plant!