Microgreens: Pea Shoots


11/15/15: This morning was a busy one. Got up at 6 am, checked the dehydrator-cubes carrots & potatoes ready to store, along with the zucchini chips. Vacuum sealed everything.

Then decided to start some pea shoots. Rinsed the peas then spread them into my 5 trays. Inserted them into my EasySprouter. I’m thinking it will take 2 days to start sprouting. Once little tails start I will transfer to soil to grow.

To be continued . . .


11/17/15: I checked on the peas this morning. They are perfect to spread on some potting mix later today.



11/19/15: I finally got some time to place these beauties into some potting soil. 

Place a few inches of potting mix into your growing medium and water. Cover potting mix with one nice layer of pea sprouts. Then place another thin layer of potting mix on top of the pea sprouts. Just enough to cover. Then lightly water again.

  Cover and let sprouts grow in the dark until sprouts start to lift your cover. Make sure to water daily just enough to keep everything moist.

11/22/15: Pea sprouts are ready to uncover and grow under lights or sun.


11/25/15: sprouts look so beautiful! Going to let grow for a few more days.


11/28/15: Harvest day!


Store in a plastic bag or container of your choice. Steam, add to soups or stews, use in wraps or salads. Yummy, so many ways to eat!

Pea sprouts would be perfect for garnishing platters!


12/4/15: I was going to compost my soil from the pea sprouts but decided to get one more growth out of them…



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