Headway Kitchen @ Home – How to grow pea shoots

By admin
Posted: 20/04/2020

Whilst we’re at home, we wanted to explore ways that we could still encourage members to be healthy when it comes to cooking and eating. Last week we posted out a quick “how-to” package for growing peas, and we’re excited to see the results! Why not have a go yourself…..


Step 1

Get your hands on some dried marrowfat peas (we sent these out to our members but you should be able to get some from a greengrocer).

Soak the peas in a bowl with plenty of water for 12-24 hours.

Step 2

Select a container (we’re using the top of an egg box here but you could use an empty mushroom or fruit tub).

Fill the container with compost but save a little back for later steps – we sent out compost to members but you can either make your own or get some delivered.


Step 3

Sow the seeds (place them) on top of the compost. You can leave a gap of one or two peas in between each.

Then cover the seeds with a layer of compost – about the thickness of a pea.

Step 4

Water well!

Keep watering every day or two – check how wet the compost is first.


Step 5


In two to three weeks your crop will have grown 3 – 4 inches tall. YOUR PEA SHOOTS ARE NOW READY TO EAT! Harvest by pinching off each shoot just above the bottom leaves. If you keep watering them, you can do this a few times with the same batch of peas.


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