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Growing and gathering – Spring salad

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I make a new batch of sprouts weekly. This week’s crop was something I haven’t tried to grow before … pea shoots. I sprouted the peas in my 8 X 10 Sproutmaster from Sprout People.×10-tray-sprouter/


Pea shoots sprout sooner if they are soaked in water first. I let mine sprout with just the rinse water.


For me, a twice daily water rinse and careful draining is key to growing the best sprouts. I know pea shoots can grow quite tall with a vermiculite base and some propping at the sides but I was content to just let them peak above the sides of my sprouter.


To prepare the pea shoots, I washed them well and harvested them with scissors.



Then I added a chopped onion, chopped celery,ย chives from the garden and a sprig of mint. Just plain mayonnaise for a dressing. Yum!




My husband shook his head and said (as a joke) I would have to survive the Apocalypse all by myself.


Copyright 2016 Jane Tims

Written by jane tims

May 30, 2016 at 7:26 am

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  1. Looks delicious! I think I should learn how to do this. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    May 30, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    • I think getting a good system is the first step. I experiment a little, but my fallback is plain old alfalfa sprouts. Delicious and easy.


      jane tims

      May 30, 2016 at 2:19 pm

  2. Great idea: why is simplicity so complicated?

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    May 30, 2016 at 8:07 am

    • You can also grow sprouts in mason jars as long as you rinse often and drain well. Buying a sprouter is the best method!


      jane tims

      May 30, 2016 at 8:22 am

  3. I think I could become a sprouter or a sproutman or sproutwoman. Maybe a sproutperson? And I am not joking. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    May 30, 2016 at 7:37 am

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