Snow Pea at approx. 2 weeks ready for harvest or even earlier the hand shows the size of the leaves and again the stalks are tender at this stage, unlike the Field Pea. Click to hide.
Snow Pea seeds are quite large and have a light green colour. Click to hide.
Here we see Side Lifters being used with SnowPea microgreens, as soon as the cover and suspect seeds are removed, we attach the lifters and make sure that there is only a small amount of water in the base. As the growing medium has been kept moist with the cover to promote germination, now we want the top layer to dry out as the roots will now be penetrating into the reservoir below, this will greatly reduce the chance of mould appearing on the seeds. Similarly for wheatgrass. Click to hide
Set of 4 lifted tabs designed to elevate the grill section of the tray on the outside edge. This has 2 functions one to create a larger reservoir of water and 2 to allow the growing medium on the surface to remain dry (important for Pea and Wheatgrass where mould can be a problem if too much moisture exists on the surface of the growing medium). Click to hide.
Here we see the Acrylic Tweezers, being used to remove a mouldy seed. Note to the left there are a couple of seeds that are yellowish, these have the potential to develop mould, so using the tweezers to secure the seed, place your fingers around the seed and give it a gentle squeeze and the cover will slide off, it is this covering that causes the mould to develop, in the case of the white seeds the outer covering has dried out and will not be a problem once the top layer of the vermiculite dries out. Click to hide
Snow Pea growing in vermiculite and our organic-based nutrients, they are best cut at an early stage around 2 weeks and stored in the fridge inside a cotton bag which is then placed inside a container or a plastic bag.. Click to hide.
Snow Pea on the left and Field Pea on the right at about one week. If you want to use the Field Pea in salad then you need to just cut the top leaves as the stalk is uncomfortably chewy, this is not the case with the SnowPea even after 2 weeks. Click to hide.
This is a picture of 2 of our large sprouting colanders, undergoing the last couple of days of the greening process, on the base shelf of a double shelf Microgreen growing system, you can see Snow Pea Microgreens growing on the shelf above. Click to hide.
A short video on how to treat mould with Pea Seed Microgreens. Click to hide
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Snow Pea (USA)- a dwarf variety ideal for growing as a Microgreen but can also be grown full-size for the seed pod or just for picking the new leaf. 90+% Germ. Untreated & Tested free of Pathogens eg Salmonella, e-coli etc
Snow Pea sprouts(USA)
There are basically 3 ways of growing snow peas,
- Microgreen or Vertical Sprout, this 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 and or vermiculite and or vermiculite or using no growing medium using one of our grills, which goes in the base of one of the rectangular trays.
- The second 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.
- The 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 each method.
This is 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 bio-activated nutrients 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.
Growing Snow Peas just using liquid nutrient in the base of the tray.
This is the method, basically you soak and rinse the seeds every day for 2 days in the summer and 3 days in the winter, at the end of this time the single root of the Snow pea will have grown to approximately 15mm long. You now individually place each pea with its root down through each alternate slot in the grill, you then take the tray to where it can sit in a sunny or under a light, position, you then fill the base of the tray until the water/nutrient level comes up to the base of the grill ie so the tail of the pea is touching the water, and that’s all you have to do for the 1st week plus or minus depending on temperature, until the water level has disappeared. For the remaining week you just add a small amount of water/nutrient into the base of the tray, not filling, so you are allowing plenty of aeration for the roots. This process takes a little bit more time at the beginning but the ease and lack of attention after this point is greatly worth it. Also to note, because the seed dries out there is less chance for the seeds to rot i.e. a very clean method.
Tip:- the more light that the Snow pea have, the larger the leaf and the less stem, if you do not have enough light than the plant will put more energy into stem growth ie in search of light.
We have also designed some Perspex pliers specifically for picking out suspect Snow pea or Field pea seeds. Select yes if you would like us to include them with your order, the default is no because obviously once you have one set then unless you lose them you don’t need us to put them in every time.
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