Oh boy this was a busy week! We ate the first fruits of our labor this week. Pea shoots, two weeks from seed to plate. If you have never tried growing pea shoots, they take only two weeks to grow to edible size, you cut the top portion (about 5 to 6 inches long) once they are about 12 inches tall and then the top grows back. You can take a second cutting and then I transplant them to rows where they will have the space to grow peas for us.
This is such a great crop, in a salad the shoots are slightly nutty and crispy with a little taste of cucumber. It is almost instant gratification and great to have in the garden as you wait for everything else to grow.
If you saw my update last week, I posted the peas when they were a week old. It is super easy to plant these and I do them in a container. Put some good garden soil (I use compost) in a container, sprinkle dried peas (the kind for sprounting) all over the surface then cover with a thin layer of soil and pat it all down. (I added much more seeds than are shown in the picture)
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