Sprouting the seeds of your green peas helps germination and gives your plants a head start on sprouting roots. This method is used not only for green peas but works well for beans as well. Beans and peas don't transplant well, so sprouting them and then planting them in the garden give a higher success rate of plant growth once planted into the garden.
What you will need for sprouting Peas and beans:
- seeds (peas, beans)
- Ziplock bag- you can also use a plastic container.
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Step-by-step directions on Sprouting Green Peas or Beans for planting:
1. Wet a paper towel and place the beans or peas into the middle of the paper towel.
2. Fold all sides of the wet paper towel into the middle like an envelope. all the beans or peas need to be covered with the wet paper towel.
3. Place in a ziplock bag or into a container with a lid but DO NOT seal the bag or container. Put the bag on a shelf near light and check on it to make sure the paper towel doesn't dry out. If needed add a few more drops of water on top of the paper towel.
4. After about 4 days check on the beans they should have a sprout coming out of the bean or pea. If by the 4th day, you still don't have a sprout then make sure the paper towel is wet enough it should be wet but not dripping water. Not all the beans will have a sprout, so I sprout more than I intend to plant to make sure that enough will sprout to plant.
5. Once sprouted plant the beans and peas directly into the soil after threats of frost have passed in your zone.
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