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Pea Microgreens – How to Grow

🌱🌿 Delight in the Freshness of Pea Microgreens with Grassroots Farms! 🌿🌱

Are you ready to embark on a journey of cultivating nutritious and flavorful pea microgreens? Let’s dive into the world of these vibrant greens and discover everything you need to know about growing them with Grassroots Farms Grow Kits.

Pea Microgreens:

  • Growing Time: Pea microgreens typically reach maturity within 7-14 days after planting with Grassroots Farms Grow Kits. These tender greens boast a delicate flavor and crisp texture that adds a delightful touch to salads, sandwiches, and more.
  • Taste Profile: Enjoy the mild and slightly sweet flavor of pea microgreens! Their tender leaves offer a refreshing taste with hints of sweetness, making them a versatile ingredient in various culinary creations.
  • Growing Issues and Solutions: Keep an eye out for potential issues such as overwatering or inadequate light. To prevent overwatering, ensure proper drainage in your growing tray and water the microgreens sparingly. Provide ample light exposure to promote healthy growth and avoid leggy or pale stems.
  • Health Benefits: Pea microgreens are a nutritional powerhouse, packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They are rich in vitamins A, C, and K, as well as essential minerals like potassium, iron, and calcium. Incorporating pea microgreens into your diet can support immune function, promote healthy digestion, and boost overall vitality.

Growing Pea Microgreens with Grassroots Farms:

  1. Preparation Process: For pea microgreens, it’s typically recommended to soak the seeds in water for about 8-12 hours before planting. This soaking period helps initiate the germination process, softening the seed coat and promoting quicker and more consistent growth. After soaking, you can proceed with planting the seeds according to the instructions provided with your Grassroots Farms Grow Kit.
  2. Planting Procedure: Spread the seeds evenly across moistened Grassroots Farms Peat Pucks or growing medium. Gently press the seeds into the surface for good contact, ensuring optimal germination. Cover the tray with a lid or plastic wrap to create a humid environment that aids in germination.
  3. Maintenance Measures: Monitor the moisture levels in your growing tray, ensuring the medium remains consistently moist but not waterlogged. Provide adequate airflow around the microgreens to prevent mold or fungal issues. Avoid overcrowding the seeds to promote even growth and prevent competition for resources.
  4. Harvesting Happiness: Once your pea microgreens reach a height of 2-3 inches, typically within 7-10 days, they are ready to harvest. Use clean scissors to snip the greens just above the soil line, and rinse them gently before incorporating them into your favourite dishes.

Unique Aspects of Pea Microgreens:

  • Nutritional Powerhouse: Pea microgreens are loaded with nutrients, offering a concentrated source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants in each bite.
  • Tendril Texture: Pea microgreens often feature delicate tendrils that add visual interest and texture to dishes, enhancing their culinary appeal.

With Grassroots Farms Grow Kits and our expert guidance, you’ll be on your way to cultivating vibrant and nutritious pea microgreens right in your own home! 🌱✨