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    Default Let's grow Easy-Peasy Pea Shoots

    Since there are a few itchy fingers around at the moment, shall we grow some pea shoots together?

    All you need are some dried peas (they can be Leo type from the supermarket) or leftover peas that you have in seed packets.
    You'll also need a seed tray or plastic box with drainage holes.
    Some compost or cotton wool.

    Are you ready?

    Put a layer of peas in the bottom of the tray, just a pea deep!

    Soak the peas overnight.

    Put some compost or cotton wool in the bottom of the tray.

    Next day, pour the soaked peas into the tray.

    Put somewhere light like a windowsill.

    Make sure they don't dry out.

    Cut the pea shoots when a few inches high ( only takes a few days) and eat fresh or cooked.

    Like I said - easy peasy.
    Make 2019 the Year of Random Seed sowing
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    I'm in, here's my soaking peas.

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    Will they keep on growing after you take the first cut or do you have to sow again.not done this before.
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    You're fast, bren.
    Haven't found mine yet!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ms-T View Post
    Will they keep on growing after you take the first cut or do you have to sow again.not done this before.
    I haven't grown them for a long time either but, if you take the growing tips, the rest will branch out and grow more.
    Last time I did it, I planted the tray of seeds out after taking a few cuts and ended up picked peas off them.
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    I usually get a couple of cuts of the peas, and like VC says when they get woody you can leave them to grow on and you get to eat the pea pods.
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    Thanks will try it next week.

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    I might join you on this one VC
    I do the pea shoot thing all summer. No reason I can't grow some inside now

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