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How to Grow Wheat Grass Indoors

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Overview

Juicing is one way to get needed nutrients into your diet, and wheatgrass is a popular choice because of its amazingly high nutritional value. Wheatgrass is full of vitamins, minerals and amino acids, all of which help to fight infections by strengthening the immune system, increasing energy levels and even acting as an appetite suppressant. Growing your own wheatgrass at home indoors requires very few supplies, making it affordable and easy to have the freshest nutrition.

Step 1

Soak 1 cup of wheatgrass seed in a bowl of water; cover the seed completely. Let it sit for eight to 12 hours, then rinse in a colander lined with paper towels and let it drain. Set it aside for another eight to 12 hours. Give a final rinsing and set aside for 12 hours, after which time, the seeds should have sprouted tiny roots and be ready for planting.

Step 2

Fill a seed tray with drainage holes, clear to the rim with potting soil. Wet the soil down so it is soaked clear through.

Step 3

Spread the soaked wheatgrass seeds evenly over the top of the soil, not pushing the seeds into the soil or covering with soil. Mist lightly with the spray bottle just to moisten the seeds.

Step 4

Invert a second seed tray over the top of the first one; be sure it has drainage holes also. Set the seed tray in an out-of-the-way location, away from direct sunlight, and mist the seeds daily to keep moist.

Step 5

Remove the top seed tray after about five days, or once the seedlings have reached about 2 to 3 inches tall and begun to push on the inverted seed tray.

Step 6

Set the seedlings in a sunny location where they will receive light at least six hours per day. If needed, place fluorescent lighting over head so they receive adequate lighting, producing chlorophyll, which gives the grass its green color.

Step 7

Water the wheatgrass every day to keep the soil moist. Water the growing grass by setting the seed tray in a shallow tray of water so the grass does not get wet.

Things You'll Need

  • Wheatgrass seeds
  • Bowl
  • 2 seed trays
  • Potting soil
  • Spray bottle filled with water
  • Scissors

References

  • Nutritional Supplements Health Guide: 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.