Organic Pea Seeds for Pea shoots
These Organic Peas seeds are easy to grow into Microgreens in your own kitchen all year. This variety of seeds have the Latin name Pisum sativum.
Vitamins and minerals in Pea shoots
Pea shoots are very nutritious on vitamins and natural protein. They contain the vitamins: A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, C and the minerals Calcium, Iron, Phosphorus.
How to get crisp pea shoots
To get the most crisp pea shoots, you need to harvest the shoots when they are just 10-15 cm long. If they grow bigger than that, they slowly become more chewy.
Another important trick is to make sure the shoots are moist enough during cultivation as dried out shoots go bitter.
Taste and use in food
Your home-grown Pea shoots are popular and delicious as a substitute for traditional green salad leaves. However, you will notice that they are not easy to chew as salad. Therefore I recomment that you cut them to bite size if you use them in wraps or sandwiches. That makes it a more elegant experience to eat them. Many also choose to juice pea shoots as this is a part of the long rawfood tradition to get more of the nutrients from these plants.
Cultivation time of organic Peas for pea shoots
You can grow your organic Peas into either sprouts or microgreen shoots. If your kitchen temperature is 18-23 ° C / 64-73 ° F, your Pea sprouts should be ready for harvest after 2 days of cultivation. At the same temperature, they should have grown to mature pea shoots after a total of 14 days.
Cultivation device for peas shoots
Pea sprouts can grow in any sprouting device. The longer Pea shoots will, however, give the best result in a SproutPearl sprouter or on a Hemp mat. This is because these two methods let the plants get plenty of room to grow and ventilation around the plant tops.
See SproutPearl sprouter or See Hemp mat.
Pea shoots need light but no fertilizer
If you grow Pea shoots they do not need fertilizer as they absorb nitrogen from the air. But they will grow faster if you give them artificial light from the day they unfold their first set of leaves. This happens on day 4 or 5 of their growth.
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