Now you can enjoy the fresh spring garden flavor and crunchy texture of peas any time of year. With their bright green leaves and shoots, pea microgreens make a beautiful presentation and increase the nutrition of any dish.
What are the nutritional benefits of Pea Microgreens?
Just like their mature version, pea microgreens have a sweet flavor. In their small leaves, they have high concentrations of vitamins C, K, and A, folate, and even protein.
How to Grow Sow Right Seeds Pea Microgreens
- Soak pea seeds in a bowl of water for 12-24 hours.
- Spread the seeds onto a damp growing medium.
- Cover the seeds and keep them away from light for 3 - 5 days.
- This is the blackout period referred to on the seed packet.
- Keep the seeds moist by misting them with water from a spray bottle.
- Maintain an average room temperature.
- Check daily and mist as needed to keep them moist.
- Once the pea seeds have sprouted, remove the cover and expose the seedlings to direct light.
- The light during this growth period is vital for pea microgreens. During photosynthesis, the green color develops and increases the amount of nutrients in the microgreens.
- Continue keeping the seeds moist until they’re ready to harvest.
When and How to Harvest Pea Microgreens
Ways to Enjoy Your Fresh Pea Microgreens
Pea microgreens are a fun garnish that adds a fresh spring flavor.
Enjoy a satisfying crunch and sweet flavor, whether you harvest them as microgreens or as tendrils.
Use them in place of lettuce in tacos and sandwiches.
Sprinkle them on top of a bowl of soup, add them to salads, stir them into grain bowls and cook them up with stir-fries.
There are so many ways to enjoy healthy pea microgreens that you may want to start a new tray every week to always have a fresh supply.