6 Easy Steps to Grow Pea Microgreens
Soak Seeds (Highly Recommended)
Soak Pea Microgreens Seeds in cool water for 8-12 hours.
Prepare a Pot and Soil
Get a shallow growing tray - not more than 2 inches deep. Fill it with a seed starting potting mix. The soil level should be 1-2 inches.
Moisten the potting soil with water using a spray bottle. Gently sprinkle seeds evenly over the soil so they are close. Spray the surface of the soil and seeds with water again.
Place the tray in a spot away from direct sun exposure. Make sure the soil temperature is around 70°F. Avoid drafty spots. Moisten the soil with water using a spray bottle 3-4 times a day. Don't let the soil dry out, but also do not overwater it.
Once seeds start sprouting, make sure you are exposing the microgreens to at least 10 hours of daylight (use a grow light if there is not enough sun). Keep the soil moist.
In 5-12 days microgreens will be ready to harvest. When seedlings are 1 to 2 inches tall and have about two sets of leaves, snip and prep. However, you can grow them more or less by your preferences.
- When growing microgreens, you should strive to harvest before the first leaves germinate. When the first leaves germinate, microgreens will be tougher, which will significantly change their texture. Therefore, harvest pea microgreens all at once or as needed. Either way, harvest the greens by the time the second set of leaves grows.
- Micrоgreens require a minimum of 12 hours of light every day. To prevent bacterial growth and disease, water from underneath without using a spray bottle.
- You should take a bottom-watering dish and add a few inches of water. Pour in a few inches of water, then place a growing tray inside. This system will help moisturize the soil without wetting the microgreens. After the soil is sufficiently moistened, remove the watering dish. Do not overdry the ground and repeat the process when it begins to dry out.
- For long-term storage of pea microgreens, you should not washed it to prevent rotting. Instead, dry it, place it in an airtight container, and store it in the refrigerator for about a week.
- This microgreen is not moisture-loving. Therefore, it is impоrtant that there are drainage holes on the pallet and a water pan underneath.
- Inside the seeds of pea microgreen pods with a large number of seeds. Therefore, when planting, they should be gently pressed into the soil or sprinkled with a little potting soil after planting.