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Monday, 28 January 2013

Peashoots


At this time of year it can be hard to have fresh produce, but one great idea for indoor salad is peashoots. Tasty and very simple to grow, pea shoots are simply the young leaves of a pea plant. Typically when you grow garden peas the plants take months to grow and require plenty of space and effort in your garden or allotment. However if you grow pea shoots then these are ready to eat in just 2 to4 weeks, and with minimal effort you are rewarded with delicate, juicy and tender leaves and tendrils.

You can grow them from dried peas you get at the supermarket, they are very simple to grow, just use a suitable container, add good quality seed compost. Scatter over the seeds on the top, as they wont have to grow to a large size you can be generous with how many you add. Then cover over with some more compost and water.They germinate quickly and can be used in salads. I like to eat them with feta :)

4 comments:

  1. Thanks Claire, i used these as part of my salad 52 week challenge.

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    1. The challenge from last year was how I first got the idea. VP wrote about them on her blog.

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  2. Hi Claire, pea shoots and feta sounds delicious. Good reminder to get sowing peas-off to plant a batch right now.

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    1. They have a great contrast with feta, so well worth trying that combination.

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