How to Grow Wheatgrass for Juice

Overview

Wheatgrass contains many valuable nutrients, minerals and amino acids your body needs. Growing your own wheatgrass is an easy process for anyone interested in making their own wheatgrass juice. As long as you prepare your seeds, apply them to the right surface and water them correctly, you will see fruitful growth in just over a week.

Step 1

Prepare your seeds by soaking them in water for 10 to 12 hours. Allow them to dry for another 12 hours, or until they are completely dry.

Step 2

Fill a container with pea gravel. Run cotton twine from the bottom of the container to the top. Do this in several places throughout the container. When you fill the bottom of the container with water, the twine will carry water upward. Wheatgrass grows on almost any porous surface, so the twine will ensure the seeds receive water constantly.

Step 3

Apply your seeds where the cotton twine reaches the surface of the rocks. The seeds must touch the twine to ensure they receive water at all times.

Step 4

Provide your wheatgrass with the correct growing conditions. Wheatgrass grows well in temperatures between 60 and 70 F. Wheatgrass also grows best indoors and with indirect sunlight, so do not leave it in a window.

Step 5

Keep enough water in the bottom on the container so the cotton twine remains saturated. The wheatgrass needs no other maintenance.

Step 6

Harvest your wheatgrass. After seven to 10 days, the wheatgrass will be approximately 8 inches high. Pull the wheatgrass out of the container and remove the roots, making it ready for juicing.

Things You'll Need

  • Wheatgrass seeds
  • Gardening foam
  • Cotton twine
  • Pea gravel

References

  • Nutritional Supplements Health Guide
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Born in Ohio, USA, James Newsome is a photographer, designer, and writer. He worked as a landscaper for seven years as well as attending Wright state University for Fine Arts and the Art Institute of Pittsburgh for photography.