True or false? George Washington Carver used peanuts to make lotion, milk, soap, paint, and gasoline. True! Carver did many experiments with peanuts. He found new ways to use peanuts so that farmers could grow and sell lots of them. He also created many recipes using peanuts, including several kinds of peanut butter. As a boy, he was known as the plant doctor. He loved to read and was a talented artist. He created a new kind of rubber from sweet potatoes.