How to grow delicious fresh pea sprouts for not a lot of money. Use them in your salads for a bit of extra taste and lots of extra nutrition.
1packet of dried peas (cheap sort, not split ones)
1Seedtray or satsuma box or similar
Soil for seedtray
Soak the peas for 24 hours before planting. How many peas? I spread my peas in the empty container before putting the soil in. You need to have enough peas to completely cover the tray, leaving maybe a pea space between each pea. Fairly dense but not on top of each other.
Make sure the seed tray or container is clean.
Put the soil in the tray to about 15mm below the top. The try needs to be around 30 to 40mm deep (more and it's a waste).
Scatter the soaked peas over the soil.
Cover the scattered peas with more soil so they are about 2 peas diameter covered. About 10mm or so of soil.
Dampen but not soak the soil.
Put in warm place (window sill?) and leave for 2 weeks. Keep the soil moist but not drenched.
After 2 weeks you will have fresh pea sprouts ready for eating:). Harvest them by cutting above the second leaf set. Doing this will allow another crop to grow. It maybe that you get more than two crops but is depends on the strength of the pea.
Eat the sprouts freshly cut and raw. Mix in salads or eat as a snack.