Wheatgrass Growing Instructions

Overview

Purchasing a few ounces of wheatgrass juice in a cafe can be costly, especially when you consider that wheatgrass can be grown quickly and inexpensively, and the juice extracted, in your own home. Wheatgrass is simply a young wheat plant (Triticum aestivum). You can purchase wheat seeds, known as berries, at natural food stores. Even some gardening centers are now selling wheatgrass seeds, further bringing down the cost of growing your own.

Step 1

Place the seeds in a bowl and add enough water to cover them. Add two to three drops of hydrogen peroxide to the water and mix it in. Allow the seeds to soak overnight.

Step 2

Pour equal parts of seed starting mix and sand into the seed starting tray, water it and allow it to drain completely.

Step 3

Scatter the seeds thickly on top of the soil until the soil is covered. Sprinkle a thin layer of peat moss over the seeds until they are just barely covered. Spray the peat moss with water from a misting bottle until it is moist.

Step 4

Cover the tray with plastic wrap and place it in a sunny area. When the seeds sprout, remove the plastic wrap.

Step 5

Pour water into the misting bottle and add 2 tbsp. of kelp extract and one-fourth teaspoon of baking soda. Shake the bottle until the solution is mixed well. Spray the wheatgrass with the solution until the soil is moist. Do this daily to avoid mold.

Step 6

Cut the wheatgrass with scissors, as needed. It will grow back.

Things You'll Need

  • Wheat berries
  • Bowl
  • 3 percent hydrogen peroxide solution
  • Seed starting tray
  • Seed starting mix
  • Sand
  • Peat moss
  • Plastic wrap
  • Plant misting bottle
  • Kelp extract
  • Baking soda

References

  • 10News.com: Grow Your Own Wheatgrass
  • Howtogrowwheatgrass.org: How to Grow Wheatgrass in 7 Easy Steps
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