Grow Your Own Little Marvel(ous) Peas
We started our grow kits on Sunday. It was such a nice afternoon activity for the family & got us excited about all the fun in the garden we will be sharing.
For those of you who have purchased our grow kits, I thought I'd put this little post together with step by step directions and progress on our little seedlings- we are already seeing them begin to sprout!
Grow Your Own Little Marvel(ous) Peas:
- Kit components: seeds, coir pot, soil wafer, plant marker, biodegradable germination bag & t-shirt to get messy in!
- Additional items: container to mix soil with water, Measuring cup (to measure 2 1/2 cups water), rubber band, paper towels, Sink
Arrange components on your kitchen counter
Fill measuring cup with 2 1/2 cups water & add soil wafer to container. Gradually add water to container with wafer and mix. Note the mixture will be almost like soup if you add all 2 1/2 cups of water. This will allow to easily pour the mixture to your pot and the mixture to be nice and moist to properly sprout your seedlings.
Place your pot in your kitchen sink. Pour mixture into pot. (NOTE: Excess water will pass through coir pot - so you must do this in sink or outside)
Place several paper towels or old kitchen towel on counter. Take coir pot from sink and place on towel in preparation to add your seeds!
Place pea seeds on soil. Next, press in about 1" into soil. Then, cover with soil from each side of where you pressed the pea seed.
Place plant marker in pot. Place coir pot in germination bag and then fasten with rubber band. Place in sunny spot in doors.
Place in sunny spot in doors. Once the plant reaches 2" tall, open germination bag, fold down & keep soil moist. After approximately, 6 weeks, and soil is still cool, remove germination bag & plant outside in a planter or ground. DO NOT REMOVE FROM BIODEGRADABLE coir pot!
DAY 10: Our pea sprouts are 2" tall. It's time to roll down the germination bag and keep the soil moist.
DAY 26: Our peas are just lovely. This weekend we are planting them outside! The pea plants will do best 5-6" apart. As your plants get taller and start to climb, you may want to help wayward
branches find their vertical support system. Gently coax them onto your