Pea Sprouts are a great source of protein, and have been a staple of the Asian diet for many years. They are packed with vitamins, minerals and iron, plus essential fatty acids. While eating these vegetables is a great way to get nutrients into your diet, they are also extremely tough to grow. So, how can you easily grow your own?
One easy way to get started is by growing your own microgreens at home. Microgreens are tiny sprouts that are found in a variety of green vegetables including lettuce, cabbage and kale. They are actually easier to grow than most other vegetables because they are so small. This makes them ideal for starters as they are easier to start and maintain.
If you decide to start growing microgreens, it’s a good idea to get started with a few pots and keep them inside for the first week or so. Your goal is to get your plants off the ground, so you want to make sure the soil conditions are perfect before you put your sprouts in the ground. Keep in mind, if your soil is not properly prepared, your sprouts will not thrive. So, be sure to prepare it the right way the first time around. That being said, let’s get started on growing microgreens.
The first step in growing your own sprouts is to purchase some growing medium. There are many available, so it’s worth looking around for a while before deciding. My favorite are the growing ball kits. They have everything you need including the growing ball, fertilizer, planting guides and much more. Most are cheap and won’t empty your pockets quickly.
Once you’ve gathered your growing medium, it’s time to start preparing your pots. Choose a tightly sealed plastic container that has holes in it for air to circulate and that has plenty of drainage. You can buy plastic pots from most garden stores or even online. Make sure the pots are large enough for your plants to grow comfortably and that they’re big enough for your seeds. If you’re growing more than one plant, double-check that they are big enough so you don’t have any issues down the line.
When it comes to actually planting your seeds, it’s best to start in the middle of your plants. This way the plants have room to grow up and around the sprouts. It’s also a good idea to group plants together so they have room to grow up as well. Your goal is to have as many leaves as possible covering your seedlings for optimal growing conditions.
After your plants have grown up a bit, you can repot them. If you have multiple plants, all you have to do is divide them and spread them out. Repotting is very easy and all you need to know are the basics about growing. Just make sure you know how much space your plants have available before you start the process.
Pea sprouts can be a very easy way to save money on your veggies. It’s important that you know what to do so your plants don’t end up dying, but they’re not too difficult to take care of either. They’re ideal for those people who live in apartments and just don’t have the time to tend to their garden. They don’t require a lot of maintenance and yield amazing results. If you’re looking for an easy way to grow your own herbs, vegetables, or even flowers, consider growing your seeds indoors and growing your plants through the winter.