Organic Snow Pea Seed: Home Growing Instructions

Full Instructions:

How to grow 1 standard seed tray (33cm x 22cm) of Snow Pea Shoots:

  1. Soak 100 to 150g of the snow pea seeds in warm water (40ºC initially) for approximately 15-18 hours or overnight.
  2. Drain off the water.
  3. Fill your seed tray half full of compost. Sprinkle the soaked seed on top of the compost and spread evenly.
  4. Water the whole surface evenly. It is best to use a can with a rose.
  5. Keep at room temperature for 3 days, watering twice a day keeping the compost moist, as it is important to keep the seeds moist during germination, but do not over water.
  6. On approximately the fourth day once the seed has germinated, ensure the tray is in a light place, the brighter the better.
  7. You can slow or speed the growth of the snow pea shoots by manipulating the temperature. Fresh air and sunshine is what it likes best, but in cold weather you will need to keep it indoors on or near a windowsill. In hot weather it is better to protect the plants from direct sunshine.
  8. Continue to water, up to twice a day if necessary. Do not let the shoots stand in water. Just keep the compost moist.
  9. After 10-14 days, the plants will be approx 7 – 10cm (3-4 inches) high, and will be at their optimum nutritional value, having transformed maximum light energy into chlorophyll, making the leaves a bright green. It is now ready to harvest and eat.
  10. To harvest cut a small bundle of the Snow Pea Shoots with a sharp knife or scissors about 1 cm above compost surface. Rinse well before use, sprinkle on salads or use in sandwiches and enjoy.

We sell Snow pea seed and other organically grown grains and seeds that you may like to try growing at home.