How to grow pea shoots
You will need
• A container with drainage holes (we used recycled supermarket punnets)
• Potting mix
• Pea seeds
1 Soak your seeds in water overnight, or up to 24 hours. Not too long or they’ll turn rotten and stinky.
2 Fill your container with potting mix, at least 3cm deep. Take it outside and water thoroughly using a watering can. Then let it drain for ten minutes or so. The potting mix should be damp like a squeezed out sponge.
3 Scatter your soaked pea seeds over the potting mix. Leave your pea seeds uncovered so you can watch them sprout.
4 Water each day to keep the potting mix moist. When shoots are about 12cm tall, it’s time to harvest. Just cut off the top 8cm. This is the tender part.
5 Keep watering your peas and give them a drink of dilute liquid fertiliser and they will grow back so you can harvest at least one more time.
Notice how your peas grow towards the light. Turn them each day to help them grow straight! For a continuous supply of pea sprouts, sow another batch when your first batch is ready for harvest.