Snow Pea Seed Planting🌱
Writing up the pea pollen post reminded me of the snow pea seeds that I purchased a long time ago which I had not yet planted. It was a good reminder because the package says to sow by August 2018.
The reason why I wanted to grow my own snow pea was for their shoots to fry up to eat. It would be easier and probably cheaper to just buy the snow pea shoots but I thought I would try growing my own.
The seed I purchased are from Mr Fothergill’s Seeds. The instructions indicated three different ways to grow them. First is using Mr Fothergill’s Kitchen See Sprouter, which I do have. Second is in a jar and third into microgreens.
Considering I want a lot of shoots to eat, I decided to grow them into microgreens using my soil from my garden. I ought to throw out a disclaimer out there to warn you I do not have a green thumb and I do not know what I am doing majority of the time when it comes to plants.
So let’s get cracking. I had kept a plastic tub from mushrooms we had purchased some time ago which seemed to be of a good size and depth. After filling about half of the tub with soil, I sprinkled the seeds on top. The seeds are a lot bigger and rounder than the oat seeds I use to plant for Soju. Whilst sprinkling the seeds, I thought I was overcrowding it but wasn’t sure hahaha.
The decision to use up all the seeds was due to the fact that I need a lot of shoots in order to cook up a dish. I then top it with loose soil. I had topped it a little more than I usually do with the oat grass, probably about 2.5cm deep. My reasoning to that was since the seeds were bigger maybe I ought to cover it a little more.
I then brought it inside and sprayed the top layer with water. I thought it would be a little boring to take a photo of just dirt sprayed with water, so I brought down the oat grass I was growing for some colour.
At that moment I had totally forgotten how much Soju loves oat grass. She was quick to get off her comfy spot on her dad’s chair to see if she could take a bite. So I took a quick photo and swooped up the oat grass before Soju could take a big bite of the grass.
We don’t exactly have a lot of spots in our area to pop the plant. So I placed it near the oat grass which seems to be growing ok. Considering the colder days coming up, I should have really sowed this earlier this year.
So how did I do guys and gals? Did I sow it correctly? Do I need to take some top soil out? Did I put too many seeds in the tub? Should I be spraying water on top once a day or a couple times a day? Eek I hope I don’t kill them before they get a chance to sprout. Let me know if you have any tips for me.
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