My next Vegetable Project: Pea shoots.

Calgary, Alberta
January 6, 2012 1:31am CST
right now I am really enjoying having indoor vegetables in my small condo unit, I just harvested my latest batch of sunflower sprouts,My popcorn shoots growroots so I buried them in a plate with soil. Now I want to grow a vegetable that is famous as a salad vegetable in UK and as a stir fry vegetablein China. Pea shoots! I tasted them before, raw or cooked its delicious. I can believe this vegetable can be grown in doors. I get a large plastic bowl, put some compost and soil, then bury somr dried peas that is sold as chicken feed, I placed the bowl next to the window, and water it everyday. I heard its ready to harvest in 15 days. I grow mine in an icecream tub (I dont eat icecream, but LOL I manage to get an icecream tub) This is a very nutricious vegetable that you can grow indoors. I prefer to eat it raw cos of its vitamin C. as you see in the picture below it grows in any container.
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@cotruelove (1038)
• Denver, Colorado
6 Jan 12
You have made me curious. Are these like salad greens? I live in a cold climate in a mobile home and always seeking ways to acquire fresh vegetables. I will do some research on it, but it sure looks good. Nice job! The cold weather here would be a good reason to grow them indoors. Thanks for the info.
• Calgary, Alberta
6 Jan 12
Its both a salad vegetable and a stif fry vegetable. It grows in winter indoors. The light bulb in your ceiling or window is enough. a vegetable you can grow at all season would be sunflower sprouts, Its an in door vegetable you can grow in winter. I think pea shoots became famous in UK cos you can grow it indoors during winter. Its also not messy cos you dont need to put holes in your growing container. Ice cream tub is a good container for growing it. Just reasearch more about it,its easy to grow.
• Denver, Colorado
6 Jan 12
Do you snip the growth and it comes back or pull the whole plant out to harvest it? Do you just keep replanting it? Or will the plant last a long time?
@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
6 Jan 12
That is very interesting, I didn't know you could grow vegetables indoors, I might have a go at this myself so what you have there are peas is that right???
• Calgary, Alberta
6 Jan 12
its dried greenpeas to be specific. pea shoots is one of those leafy vegetables you must try.its very flexible in many recipes. though its longer to grow than the sunflower shoots, its worth it.