Snow Pea sprouts
There are basically 3 types of peas that are sold for sprouting-
Pea which in the sprouting industry is sold as sprouting Snow pea, this is what
you get in the supermarket and also at restaurants where you have a long stalk
and some small leaf on the end. The seeds are relatively cheap and are best
harvested at about 10 days.
are 2 types of snow pea that are sold, one is a tall climbing variety, which as
a sprout is similar to the field pea, but if grown on a trellis will produce
snow pea pods, so make sure you don’t get this one if you are wanting to sprout,
as it is not cheap like the field pea.
other type of snow pea is a dwarf variety, the one we supply, this is best
harvested at about 16 days and as you can see from the picture gives you a
thick mass of green leaves and at this stage the stalk is very tender as well.
if you are going to grow greens for making green smoothies I would go for the
cheaper Field pea, but if you are going to use them in your salad then the
dwarf Snow pea is by far the best choice.
grow Snow peas-
found the best method is to soak them overnight in the probiotic nutrient or
seaweed solution if you don’t have that, in the morning rinse well, drain well
and store in a colander with a cover so they don’t dry out, next morning soak
in the nutrient for 10 to 20 minutes, again rinse and drain well, now if you
are going to plant them in soil or coconut fibre then do so at this stage,
however if you are going to use our grill and no coco-fibre/soil then let them
go another day with a soak & rinse the next morning, this way all the seeds
will be producing small roots which can then be guided into the slots of the
grill, then every day have a quick look and remove any peas that are not
continuing to grow or produce a roots or are starting to go mouldy.
about 4 or 5 days you have the option of raising the grill using the 2nd slot
on the vertical spaces which hold the grill in place, this gives more room in
the tray for the roots as they are quite extensive and then at this stage you
add nutrient. Anyway detailed instructions are contained with each of the kits.
are basically 3 ways of growing snow peas, one is where you grow them
densely together as a sprout and harvest them at 2-3 weeks, this
method uses either a small amount of growing medium e.g. coco fibre or using
one of our grills, which goes in the base of a round or rectangular tray, no
growing medium is required.
method, is where you plant them in a deeper pot and allow them to grow to about
30 cm and then you start picking the top couple of leaves as they appear, this
can be repeated for several months.
third method is to let the plant grow to seed and harvest the snow pea pods
that you are familiar with, being a dwarf variety it will grow to 1-2m,
obviously the density of the seeds being planted becomes less with
a most versatile plant & the abundance of nutritious
leaves that melt in your mouth will give you a delicious nutritious
base for any salad(also great to add to stir-fry). Feeding your snow peas with our
concentrated liquid seaweed fertiliser ensures that you will be receiving a
nutrient supplement in the most living available form. To do this you
will require a sunny window, or use one of our low power light growing
kits, and 12 minutes once a week for replanting, assuming you
replant 1- 3 trays once per week.
also designed some Perspex pliers specifically for picking out suspect
Snowpea or Fieldpea seeds.
See Pictures of the
method -> Loose Sprouting Method Pictures.
See Slide show of the method -> Vertical/Micro-green Sprouting
Method Slide Show.
See Video of the method
-> Loose Sprouting Method Video
See our Sprouting kits -> Loose Sprouting Kits
See here for seeds purchase -> Sprouting Seeds
Snow-Pea Seeds <1kg
Snow-Pea Seeds >1kg
Snow-Pea Seeds 25kg
Field-Pea Seeds <1kg
Field-Pea Seeds >1kg
Field-Pea Seeds 25kg