How to Use Citricidex on Wheatgrass Sprouting


Citricidex, also known as Citricidal, is grapefruit extract. It has a mind-boggling array of applications, from mouth wash to dish cleaner. Citricidex can also be used to kill mold. Experienced growers know that wheatgrass is incredibly prone to mold growth. A few spores likely covered the seed you purchased. As the grass grows, the base of the stalks often become covered in fuzz. Since Citridex is a natural product, it is safe to liberally spray on your wheatgrass to keep the mold at bay.

Step 1

Add 5 to 10 drops of Citridex to a plastic spray bottle filled with 16 oz. of water.

Step 2

Spray the base of the wheatgrass and the soil wherever you see mold growth.

Step 3

Respray the wheatgrass as needed whenever the mold crops up again. Mold should no be a chronic problem in your wheatgrass shoots. If it is, try reducing the frequency of your watering. You can also place a fan near the shoots or place them near an open window to increase air circulation across the patch.

Things You'll Need

  • Spray bottle


  • Dirt Works: Grapefruit Seed Extract
  • Source Naturals: Citricidex
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