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    soleil's Pea Shoots x 1

Plant: Snap pea (Pisum sativum var. macrocarpon) |

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I love pea shoots (dau miu) for its tenderness. The ones I’ve seen at the supermarket are just not soft enough. So I’ve decided to try to grow it on my own. I read from Oriental Vegetables that you can grow any variety of pea for pea shoots:

Sow seeds 3-4 in (7.5-10 cm) apart, in rows or evenly spaced. When plants are 4 in (10 cm) high nip out the growing points. The encourages them to develop into bushy plants with plenty of tender shoots.

Shoots are picked between 2 and 4 in (5 and 10 cm) long, the first pickings made when the plants are anything between 6-10in (15-25cm) high. Keep picking the tips of any side shoots to encourage further shoots.

More information in this PDF: http://cru.cahe.wsu.edu/CEPublications/pnw0567/PNW0567.pdf



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