How to Make Wheatgrass


Wheatgrass has long been sold in health-food stores as a wonder drink with claims of many nutritional and medicinal benefits. Growing wheatgrass at home in a windowsill can provide a steady harvest if you replant at regular intervals. While the home grower can use a mortar or pestle to grind the grass into juice, specialty wheatgrass juicers are available at most health food stores and will do a better job of converting the grass to juice.

Step 1

Soak 1 to 2 tbsp. of wheatgrass seed covered in water overnight in a small bowl. Drain the water off the seed the following morning.

Step 2

Fill a growing tray with 1/2 to 1 inch of potting soil. Water the soil until it is moist to the touch.

Step 3

Spread the soaked wheatgrass seed over the wet soil. Cover with 1/8 inch of potting soil. Use the plant mister to wet the covering soil.

Step 4

Place the planting tray in a sunny, southern or western-facing window.

Step 5

Keep the soil moist as the wheatgrass germinates and grows.

Step 6

Harvest the wheatgrass by cutting the grass 1/2 inch above soil level when it reaches 5 to 7 inches in height.

Step 7

Process the harvested wheatgrass in a wheatgrass juicer according to the manufacturer's instructions. A manual juicer will require only that you feed the grass in the hopper and turn the handle clockwise. Electric models vary in their operation.

Things You'll Need

  • Wheatgrass seed
  • Small bowl
  • Shallow growing tray
  • Potting soil
  • Plant mister
  • Scissors
  • Wheatgrass juicer


  • Georgia Tech: Wheatgrass Experiment
  • Vanderbilt University: Wheat Grass
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G. K. Bayne is a freelance writer, currently writing for Demand Studios where her expertise in back-to-basics, computers and electrical equipment are the basis of her body of work. Bayne began her writing career in 1975 and has written for Demand since 2007.