How to Grow Wheat Grass at Home

Overview

Growing wheat grass at home will allow you to have your own supply of wheat grass juice, which can clean the body, lower blood pressure and improve hair and skin condition. It costs less to grow your own wheat grass at home rather than buy the flats of it at a farmer's market. You can start growing wheat grass any time of the year indoors with the correct soil, seeds and preparations.

Step 1

Fill a quart jar with tap water. Place the wheat grass seeds in the jar and shake gently. Place a piece of cheesecloth over the opening of the jar and drain out the water. Repeat rinsing two more times. Leave the seeds in the jar after the third rinsing. Add water, cover with the cheesecloth and let the seeds sit in water for 12 hours.

Step 2

Place potting soil in one flat growing tray. It will take about two quarts of soil to fill the tray. As you are pouring the soil in the tray, start misting the soil to moisten it.

Step 3

Drain the water from the quart jar. Spread the seeds over the top of the soil. Use the spray bottle to completely wet the soil and seeds. Cover the bottom tray with another flat growing tray the same size. Use something small to lift up one corner of the tray slightly for air circulation. Set in a place were the temperature will be between 60 and 70 degrees F.

Step 4

Water the seeds with the spray bottle in the morning and at night. The seeds must stay moist until they germinate, which will take three to four days.

Step 5

Remove the top tray cover when the blades of grass reach about 1 inch in height. Place the tray in a window or somewhere with indirect sunlight. Start watering the wheat grass with a watering can. Make sure to keep the soil moist.

Step 6

Harvest the wheat grass when the blades reach a height of 6 inches.

Things You'll Need

  • Wheat grass seed
  • Potting soil
  • 2 flat growing trays (10 by 20 inches)
  • Quart glass jar
  • Cheesecloth
  • Spray bottle

References

  • How to Grow Wheatgrass
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