It’s still really cold outside, but my enthusiasm is high and I really want to get cracking with this years growing. For a quick win while i’m waiting, I’m going to grow Pea Shoots with guidance from Vertical Veg’s How to grow pea shoots blog post.
The container and marrow fat peas have been sourced. I’m still looking around for non-gardening dried broad beans and will try these at a later date.
I’ll keep updating this post to cover the lifecycle of the pea shoots.
10th April 2013
So far we’ve harvested 2 batches of pea shoots from the box. As the box is not in direct sunlight, the shoots are long with small leaves, but they work well in stir-fries in the same way as beansprouts.
I’ve also planted another batch in self-watering recycled bottles and a couple of old plastic containers – both work very well as they are easy to move to direct sunlight.
- A primer on seed starting (evonnesmulders.wordpress.com)
- Planting A Life: How Keeping A Garden is Good for the Soul (March) (ballardnewstribune.com)