How to Grow Wheat Grass


Wheat grass is a popular grass to grow since it is loaded with nutrition. Wheat grass can be grown indoors or out, and can be consumed as a raw grass in salads or juiced for a concentrated liquid. Wheat grass, the young plant of regular wheat, is easy to grow and you can begin harvesting it in as little as one week.

Step 1

Soak approximately four ounces of wheat seeds overnight in cool water for each pot you plan to plant with wheat grass.

Step 2

Fill a 6-inch or larger planting container 3/4 full of potting soil.

Step 3

Spread the soaked seeds evenly over the surface of the soil in the pot.

Step 4

Cover the seeds with 1/8 to 1/4 inch of soil and water the pots.

Step 5

Cover the pots with newspaper, which will create a dark environment that will encourage sprouting. Place the pots on a balcony or window sill.

Step 6

Water the pots lightly daily and keep them covered with the newspaper until the small seedlings are visible. When the seedlings sprout, remove the newspaper.

Step 7

Continue to water lightly daily until the grass reaches 7 to 8 inches in height.

Step 8

Harvest the wheat grass for eating or juicing by cutting the grass 1/2 inch above the soil surface.

Step 9

Continue to water the pot of grass daily to encourage further growth.

Things You'll Need

  • Wheat seed
  • 6-inch or larger planting containers
  • Potting soil
  • Newspaper
  • Scissors


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