How to Plant Wheat Grass

Overview

Wheat grass is a food that comes from the wheat plant Triticum aestivum. People consume it as a supplement to health regimens and some as a cure for the common cold, fever and inflammation. It is high in amino acids, enzymes, vitamins and minerals. Knowledge of how to plant wheat grass will help you save money by growing this plant at home.

Step 1

Rinse the seeds and place them in a pot of water. Soak them for eight to 10 hours. Drain the water and soak them again for another eight to 10 hours. Look for sprouted roots at least 1/8 inch in length.

Step 2

Till the ground in an area with well-drained, fertile soil and full sun or partial shade. Use a rototiller, eliminating weeds, shrubs and any other plants in the area. This will eliminate competition for the plant.

Step 3

Scratch over the tilled earth with a steel rake. This will help flatten the soil and create crevices for the wheat grass to grow.

Step 4

Place the wheat grass in the crevices. They can touch, but make sure they do not overlap too much. Place a thin layer of soil over the seeds.

Step 5

Tamp down the soil over the seeds firmly but gently. Make sure not to expose the seeds. Water deeply to settle the soil. Keep it moist until the sprouts reach 1 inch tall.

Things You'll Need

  • Pot
  • Water
  • Rototiller
  • Steel rake

References

  • University of Nevada-Reno: A Homeowner's Guide to Planting Crested Wheatgrass
  • Juicing for Health: Wheatgrass Sprouting
  • American Cancer Society: Wheatgrass
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