HOW TO GROW SHOOTS – PEAS

HOW TO GROW SHOOTS – PEAS

How to grow pea shoots.  When I was about ten years old, my three brothers and I would shoot peas at tin cans with our slingshots.  Now, I am growing those peas so I can eat the shoots!  I am enjoying growing and eating the shoots a lot more than shooting peas at tin cans. Here is how to grow pea shoots.

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Enough about shooting peas, let’s get out our equipment and learn hot to grow pea shoots.

SIS (simple is smart) Supply List:

1. 1/3 cup of organic peas for sprouting.

2.  Jar or bowl with 2 cups of water to soak the peas in.

3. Organic potting mix in a tray.  (I use a seed starting tray that has drainage holes and place it in another tray the same size without drainage holes.)

 

 

Day 1 soaked overnight
Day 2 spread peas over pre-moistened soil
Time to remove the tray
Give peas some sun time

4.  Place another tray or container inverted over the planted peas to block the light.  Once the peas have sprouted and are about 1 inch tall, remove the tray and let the peas shoots green up. 

grown with no lid
2nd bonus harvest, note all the pea tendril!

5. Harvest the pea shoots when they are about 3 inches tall by cutting them off about 1/2 inch above the soil. (takes about 8-10 days)

6. Bonus:  After the first harvest let peas grow another 1-2 weeks and enjoy a second harvest. (this harvest will have lots of tendrils)

Grown with no lid
Second bonus crop

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