Wheat Grass Growing Instructions


A daily shot of wheatgrass is a great way to a daily dose of chlorophyll, amino acids, minerals, vitamins and important nutrients. Some people even keep some around to give to their birds, dogs, cats or other pets. And you don't need a garden to grow your own fresh supply. A plastic seed tray and a spot near a window is all that you really need. An 11 inch by 22 inch tray will produce 8 to 20 ounces of juice, depending on the juicing method.

Step 1

Soak the seeds (roughly 10 ounces per 11 inch by 21 inch tray) in a bowl of water overnight or for eight to 12 hours.

Step 2

Drain the seed and place it in a jar to sprout for the next 24 hours, or until the seed sprouts a short tail. Rinse the seed with water 3 times daily.

Step 3

Create a mixture that is 2 parts commercial top soil and 1 part peat moss, and line the bottom of the seed tray with a 1-inch-thick layer.

Step 4

Spread the wheatgrass seed over the soil. The seeds should touch one another, but not overlap.

Step 5

Gently water the tray (do not disturb the seed) with enough water so that it leaks out of the drainage holes in the bottom of the tray.

Step 6

Cover the tray with the lid and place it in indirect sunlight for three days.

Step 7

Lift the cover and water the tray each morning (until water drips out of the drainage holes) and then mist the seed in the evening with a spray bottle for the first three days.

Step 8

Uncover the wheatgrass after the fourth day. Continue to water it whenever the soil is not moist to the touch. But do not mist the wheatgrass in the evening.

Step 9

Harvest the wheatgrass when it splits into two blades (in roughly 1 week, give or take a few days). Cut the grass with a pair of sharp kitchen scissors, close to the roots but above any mold that may have developed near its roots.

Things You'll Need

  • Seed tray with drainage holes and a lid
  • Wheat seed (wheat berries)
  • Top soil
  • Peat moss
  • Jar
  • Bowl
  • Water
  • Top soil
  • Kitchen scissors


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