How to Grow & Juice Wheatgrass


Juiced wheatgrass is potent and packed with vitamins and enzymes. Unfortunately, wheatgrass juice is rather expensive to purchase at a juice bar, especially if you're drinking it every week. You can grow your own wheatgrass for juicing, which is easy to do and will save you a bundle. You can buy wheatgrass-growing kits online, which contain everything you need, including the seeds, growing medium and instructions -- but usually not the juicer. If you want to go the ultra-inexpensive route, you can purchase your wheatgrass seed in bulk on the Internet or in smaller quantities from your local health-food store and follow these steps to grow and juice wheatgrass.

Step 1

Soak 1 cup of dry wheatgrass seeds in a large bowl filled with water for at least 6 hours or until the seeds sprout. Pour the bowl's contents through a strainer. Remove the sprouted seeds for planting.

Step 2

Prepare your wheatgrass tray. Use a seed tray or cafeteria tray to grow your wheatgrass in. Fill the tray with 1 ½ to 2 inches of an organic topsoil and peat moss mixture (equal parts).

Step 3

Spread the sprouted seeds over the soil mixture in the tray. Spread the seeds in a single layer but touching each other.

Step 4

Sprinkle a thin layer of peat moss over the seeds. Cover the tray with a top tray and place it out of sunlight and at room temperature. Water lightly or mist with a spray bottle every day to keep the soil and peat moist.

Step 5

Remove the top after about five days. Place the tray in indirect sunlight for 7 to 10 days to allow the pale grass to turn green and continue to grow.

Step 6

Harvest the wheatgrass when the wheatgrass is 7 inches tall or when it begins to fork at the base. Grab a clump of wheatgrass in your hand and cut it across the base using clean, sharp scissors. Harvest the entire tray of wheatgrass at once.

Step 7

Feed the wheatgrass into your juicer. Try to keep all the grass blades going in the same direction. One tray of wheatgrass will usually produce anywhere from 6 to 10 ounces of juice.

Tips and Warnings

  • Use a tray and top that are opaque, not clear. If your seed tray doesn't come with an opaque top, or if you're using another kind of tray, you can use a second tray as your top.

Things You'll Need

  • Wheatgrass seeds
  • Large bowl
  • Hydrogen peroxide (optional)
  • Strainer
  • Seed tray or cafeteria tray with top
  • Organic topsoil
  • Peat moss
  • Water spray bottle
  • Sharp scissors
  • Juicer (electric or manual)


  • Raw & Living Foods: How to Grow Wheatgrass
  • Chet Day's Health & Beyond: How to Grow Wheatgrass

Who Can Help

  • Grow Wheatgrass, Nature's Healer
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About this Author

Sarah Terry brings 10 years of experience writing novels, business-to-business newsletters, and a plethora of how-to articles. Terry has written articles and publications for a wide range of markets and subject matters, including Medicine & Health, Eli Financial, Dartnell Publications and Eli Journals.