Precocious Peas

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new_peaWilli Galloway gets a jump on the season by pre-sprouting pea seeds in her kitchen before planting. This simple step cuts germination time to a fraction of what it would be in cold soil. Sandwich seeds between two wet paper towels, slide into a partially sealed plastic bag, and keep warm. After about a week you’ll see a tiny white root emerging from the swollen seed. Plant sprouted seed as soon as possible, root end down. Like an eager kindergartener, I can’t wait to try this.

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