How to Make Wheatgrass Grow Faster

Overview

Growing your own wheatgrass at home requires little preparation and expense. Wheatgrass is highly valued for its nutritional value and is considered a concentrated source of vitamins, minerals and amino acids which help build a strong immune system and increase energy levels. Providing adequate moisture and growing conditions will allow you to grow wheatgrass faster, so you can enjoy the health benefits quickly at home.

Step 1

Soak 1 cup of wheatgrass seeds in a glass bowl filled with just enough water to cover the seeds. Set on a kitchen counter for about 12 hours. Drain the seeds in a colander lined with paper towels, rinse and set aside. After 12 hours, rinse and drain well.

Step 2

Fill a seed tray with potting soil to the rim. Wet the soil so it is wet clear through to the bottom, which helps the seeds grow faster.

Step 3

Sprinkle the soaked seeds over the top of the soil. Spread evenly and lightly mist with the spray bottle. Cover the seed tray loosely with plastic wrap and set aside on a kitchen counter or other area out of direct sunlight. Keep the seeds misted with water daily so the soil does not dry out. Keeping the seeds moist ensures they grow faster.

Step 4

Remove the plastic wrap after about four to five days, or when the grass has reached 1 to 2 inches tall. The grass will begin pushing off the plastic wrap.

Step 5

Place the seed tray in front of a large picture window or south-facing window to give it enough sunlight to grow quicker. If necessary, us a fluorescent light over the seed tray to provide adequate lighting. The lighting produces chlorophyll, which causes the grass to turn green.

Step 6

Keep the wheatgrass watered well to help it grow faster. Water from the bottom by holding the seed tray in a sink full of water so the bottom 1 inch of the tray is covered. It can also be set in a tray filled with water.

Tips and Warnings

  • Do not water the grass overhead to prevent mold from forming.

Things You'll Need

  • Wheatgrass seed
  • Glass bowl
  • Seed tray
  • Potting soil
  • Spray bottle filled with water
  • Plastic wrap

References

  • Dogwood Gardens: How To Grow Wheatgrass
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About this Author

Amy Madtson resides in southern Oregon and has been writing for Demand Studios since 2008, focusing on health and gardening for websites such as eHow and GardenGuides. Madtson has an Associate of Arts in business from Peninsula College in Port Angeles, Washington. She holds a childbirth educator certification and a one-year midwifery completion certificate.