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Microgreen Pea Shoots

Microgreen Pea Shoots

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Grow delicious pea shoot microgreen seeds at home just like you would any other microgreen. Insert the seeds into a shallow layer of soil, and keep moist. Harvest with scissors once the seedlings are 8-10cm (3-4") tall. Pea shoots are fantastic raw, tossed with a sesame based dressing, or added to stir-fries at the end of cooking to maintain their appealing crunchy texture. The variety we sell is Dwarf Grey sugar, much coveted for the quality and flavour of its thick, fast growing shoots. But all pea seeds can be used to produce microgreen pea shoots. This is a great product to try with kids, as the greens grow very quickly. They are sweet and nutritious.

  • Fast growing
  • Super nutritious
  • Very appealing texture
  • Sweet flavor
  • Makes a brilliant salad

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    Difficulty

    Easy

    Season & Zone

    Microgreens can be grown at any time of the year as long as you can supply enough light.

    Timing

    Timing microgreens depends on the individual kinds of greens you will be growing. Cress grows really fast, and can be harvested a few days after sowing. Carrot seeds can take as long as 2 to 3 weeks to germinate, so you should expect to allow extra time.

    Starting

    Follow the planting instructions for each variety of seeds. For instance, some seeds prefer to be sown on the surface of the soil, while others need to be covered. We recommend using sterilized seed starting soil in shallow trays that have drainage holes at the bottom. You could try growing microgreens in 12-cell plug inserts that have been inserted into seedling germination trays. You can also grow microgreens in recycled plastic containers or clamshell packaging, as long as you poke some drainage holes in the bottom. Using a seedling warmer will increase the speed of germination, but it is not strictly necessary.

    Spread the sterilized soil to a depth of only 2-3 inches. You’ll be harvesting the baby seedlings, so they don’t need a lot of room to grow roots.

    Once your microgreen seeds have been planted, mist the whole area. You want to keep the soil moist like a wrung out sponge, but not sitting in water. Keep your mist sprayer handy, and spritz the soil regularly. The nice thing about using seedling germination trays is that you can take a second tray and invert it over the planted tray. This traps moisture inside, and prevents rapid evaporation.


    Harvest

    Microgreens can be pulled from the soil and rinsed until all the soil particles have washed away. They can be enjoyed whole, roots and all. Or simply trim them with scissors and dispose of the used soil in your compost.

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