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Peashoot Microgreens

Microgreens can be grown all year round. All they need to grow is water and somewhere reasonably warm. They'll be ready to harvest in a week or two.

This is the wild pea plant from which all cultivated peas have been bred. If left to grow it will climb using its tendrils. It grows lovely white, pink or mauve flowers which develop into pods containing 5-10 delicious peas.

You can try to grow some peas but they prefer to be grown like this earlier in the year. For microgreens, sow the seeds quite densely onto a damp paper towel on a plate or container. You could also use leftover coconut coir. Keep the seeds moist and soon you'll have your own crisp and tender pea shoots. They get tougher as they get older so snack on them regularly!

Getting started

Microgreens are simply the seedlings of leafy herbs and plants that we usually allow to grow to full size before harvesting.

They're so tiny they can be grown all year round indoors and can be grown in just about anything from plates to yoghurt pots - so I haven't included anything in the kit to grow these in. This is your chance to improvise!

It isn't the best time of year to try and grow actual pea plants, but if you have any excess soil then you can give it a go!

Growing on

I would avoid succession planting these into the same container, and instead plant into a new container each time as there is no soil microbiology to protect your seedlings from any unwanted bacteria

Munch time

These will be ready to harvest from a few days after germination but you can leave them a little longer and harvest whenever you fancy.

These have all the flavour of fully grown plants, bringing a concentrated, flavoursome burst of taste to your dishes.


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