Easy step by step instructions on how to presprout Sugar Snap Peas. By doing this you’ll be sure that the seeds won’t rot before they sprout under the soil resulting in a successful plant and pounds of sugar snap peas to pick!
Presprouting Sugar Snap Peas is a important step to growing big Sugar Snap Pea plants. By doing this you’ll be sure that the seeds won’t rot before they sprout under the soil (due to temperature). It also guarantees that you won’t be wasting your time planting some seeds that might not even sprout at all causing you to wait and fall back in the garden season schedule.
This is our quick and easy method for presprouting peas. We’ve been doing this for the past many years with a successful sugar snap pea harvest twice a year.
Step 1: Drop your peas in some water to get them wet.
Step 2: Dampen a full sheet of paper towel. Put your peas in the middle of the paper towel and wrap up, like a envelope.
Step 3: Put the peas in a plastic bag with the top corner vented a little bit. Check on the peas daily. If you notice the paper towel is getting dry, add a few drops of water to make sure it stays wet.
Step 4: The peas will take a few days to sprout. On average ours take 3-4 days to sprout.
Once they sprout then plant then as usual in your garden bed or ground. I also recommend a good inoculant (that’s the one we use) on your peas when planting.
And soon enough you’ll have pounds of sugar snap peas to pick and eat!
Hope you enjoyed this easy trick to get your garden peas started!