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Volume II
October 7, 2006

Pea Shoots?


Hello Amy...

Once pea shoots have been harvested does the plant
send up new ones?



Hi Yvonne,

It is a good idea to have a few pots-- or sections in the garden that you can plant and harvest at different intervals. Once the pea shoot is harvested it will not produce another one. Here's a great website to learn about growing veggies:

A little off the subject.but there's a great article there about thing's that can be can be done with raw sunflower seeds that are still in their shell. Here's a quote from the article:

"We're all familiar with the sunflower's tasty edible seeds, but untreated food grade seeds can also be planted in soil and grown indoors to produce nutritious salad greens. Soak the unshelled seeds in water overnight, drain, and spread on top of a shallow flat or tray containing an inch of soil. Keep moist and the seeds will quickly germinate, a week later you'll be able to harvest delicious, nutty tasting sunflower greens to add to fresh vegetable salads. Harvest the sunflower greens after the plants develop one set of leaves by cutting the plants at soil level and brush off any remaining hulls."

Hope you enjoy,


Hello Amy!

Thanks for getting back to me. I feel quite embarrassed, and obviously didn't think my question through. Of course when seeds sprout and that sprout is removed there isn't another to take its place! So glad you don't know how long I have been growing and gardening!!

I have forwarded the website address to my daughter to encourage her picky eaters! At 4 and 7 they discovered the joys of flower gardening this summer so I'm sure they are more than ready to sample the joys of vegetable gardening.

And about the sunflowers; we have grown sunflowers for the birds, I had never thought of using the shoots in salads. Great idea, and one we will certainly try this winter. Your article has opened the door to trying many other edible seeds for sprouting too. Once again, thank you for taking the time to get back to me and many thanks for your great ideas.

Kind regards,


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