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Pre-sprouting peas


I decided to do things a little differently with our first bed of peas this year.  Rather than just soaking the seeds to get them off to a quick start, I put them in the sprouter and sprinkled Sprouting peasthem with water several times a day until the tiny roots began to push out of the seeds.

I also opted to plant this early bed under the quick hoops, pulling out some declining lettuce to make room.  We'll know in a few months if these slight alterations to our usual pea-planting method produce earlier edible-pod peas.

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