How to grow pea shoots

Impress your holiday guests with homegrown pea shoots for Christmas and New Year’s. These delicious microgreens are easy, cheap, and healthy and you can grow them indoors all year round!

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A step by step guide for having pea shoots for Christmas 


1. Pick the right peas

Buy dried, peas intended for growing from the garden center, or, you can actually buy peas intended for cooking from the supermarket as long as they are Organic.


2. Prepare

Take a cup of peas and soak in water for a few hours.


3. Think of the drainage

Take a small pot or container, preferably with holes for drainage in the bottom, and fill it with potting soil.


4. Prepare the soil

Soak the soil with water and spread one layer of soaked peas on top.


5. Create a nice environment.

Cover the container with transparent plastic, with some holes in it, to let the air in and to keep it ventilated.


6. Let there be light.

Place the container on a window sill, and check it daily to make sure the soil is kept moist, but not wet.


7. Check on your peas.

After a few days, you will see the peas starting to grow, and within 2-3 weeks you can harvest your own microgreens!


8. Let’s eat!

Harvest by cutting the shoots when they are about a few inches tall.



/Jenny at Gardenize

Facts: Pea shoots

  • Placement: Indoor
  • Watering: Small amounts, regularly
  • Color: Light green
  • Scientific name: Pisum sativum
Pea shoots - pisum sativum

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