Microgreen peas are among my favorite vegetables. They have the flavor, color, and are beneficial to your diet. Since I live in an area where growing them is not an option, I enjoy eating them fresh. Because of their small size, I can often get them as a single serving in my juicer.
When planting your micro green peas, keep in mind that they will be somewhat restricted in your vegetable garden. You are limited to space and sunlight. However, that should not deter you from planting them. In fact, they love full sun, so you should only plant them in your garden receives ample sunshine throughout the day. As for the growing environment, make sure that you have a place with good drainage and good water content.
Planting microgreen peas will require at least four feet of space for planting. That space will be shared by three types of annuals, two of which will provide lots of vitamins C in your soil. The two annuals that will be required for planting must be planted one to two inches deep. In addition to the regular vitamins c, phosphorus, iron, niacin, thiamine, riboflavin, potassium, magnesium, and folic acid, these plants will also need niacin, biotin, folic, pyridoxine, and pantothenic acid.
Other things to consider when planting your microgreens are your soil’s acidity, alkalinity, total fertility, soil texture, weed barrier, and drainage. These last three factors are particularly important for your micro green peas. Because they grow very slowly, you will not have to worry about planting your microgreens for two years until the ground has completely finished their growing cycle. That means you should be able to enjoy fresh new leaves and micro green shoots for two more years before having to replant them. The two-year period that you should plan for micro green peas planting is actually longer than what most people realize.
There are many varieties of microgreens available, so it will take some research to find out which variety will best suit your needs. Popular varieties are red cabbage and alfalfa sprouts. Red cabbage is actually very similar to lettuce, while alfalfa is very similar to cabbage. However, microgreens are much smaller than either of those vegetables and they grow in small, compact clusters.
Microgreen peas and alfalfa sprouts can be used interchangeably with red cabbage and mung bean sprouts. Both of these plants produce small red colored sprouts that are also edible. The difference between the two crops is that mung bean sprouts are used as a great source of vitamin c, whereas microgreens do not. You may find that purchasing both types of sprouts will help to reduce your need for vitamin c, although there is not solid evidence showing that. Nonetheless, the amount of vitamin c that you will receive from micro green peas will be much less than that from red cabbage or mung bean sprouts.
When growing micro green peas, you will need to give them a lot of room because they tend to grow into tall, upright growths. It will also be important to provide a good amount of shade. Microgreen peas love a sunny location, so it may be a good idea to purchase some shade blocking plants. This should provide you with some coverage when it comes to shade. However, keep in mind that micro green peas will also need an ample supply of water, so make sure that you provide them with an abundance of water. The more frequent watering that they require, the healthier their leaves will become.
Finally, it’s important to consider the proper fertilization and soil conditions when growing micro green peas. They should be fertilized with a high nitrogen fertilizer, especially when they are being grown indoors. You should also pay close attention to the pH level of the soil and make sure that it is acidic enough to encourage the growth of micro green peas.