How to grow Organic Pea Tendril Seeds
To get started, weigh out the correct amount of Organic Pea Tendril seeds based on the size of the tray you’re using. Rinse the seeds and pre-soak them overnight. This allows the seeds to rehydrate, which improves the germination rate and speeds up the growing process.
Fill a tray evenly with your choice of growing medium, such as compost or coir. Gently firm the soil or coir in the tray and water it. Spread the seeds evenly across the tray, then cover the pea seeds with another tray. This helps the roots push down into the soil or coir instead of pushing the peas up.
Place the tray in a warm location where the temperature is consistently between 18-21°C.
|Tray||Size (cm)||Sow Rate|
|Modiform ecoExpert punnets||13.6 x 10.3||20g|
|Garland Small Seed Tray||23 x 17||58.5g|
|Garland Seed Tray||37.5 x 23||135g|
|Garland Microgreen Tray||56 x 28||242g|
Sow rates are provided as guidance only, sow rates depend on environment and seed quality.
Once the peas begin to push the tray up with weight, flip the tray over and put it back on top of the other tray. This allows for more space for growth while maintaining the blackout period.
Once the peas have fully germinated and reached the top of the tray, it’s time to move them to under lights or a sunny spot where the temperature and humidity remain consistent.
Pea shoots are usually grown densely to maximize yield per tray. However, growing at this density can promote the growth of mould. To reduce the risk of mould, it’s best to bottom-water the plants. Add a small amount of water to the reservoir tray (the tray with no holes) and allow the peas and compost to absorb the water. Any excess water that is not absorbed should be emptied from the reservoir tray to prevent the tendril pea shoots from becoming waterlogged, which can lead to root rot and mould.
Once your tendrils have reached the desired height, you can harvest them using scissors or a sharp knife.
Keep in mind that while not always cost-effective for professional growers, home growers can allow the tendril pea seeds to regrow for a second harvest!”
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