How to Grow Wheatgrass
If you are unfamiliar with it, you may ask, ?Why on earth would anyone
want to know how to grow wheatgrass??
Wheatgrass is actually young wheat seedlings and is one of the most widely
used health supplements and holistic medicines used today. An excellent way
to add green leafy vegetables to your diet, wheatgrass is considered a
living food because of its generous chlorophyll content and fresh wheatgrass
juice is replete with vitamins, minerals, and helpful enzymes as well. A 16
X 16 tray of wheat grass yields 15 to 20 ounces of wheatgrass juice.
To begin learning how to grow wheatgrass all you need is a greenhouse tray,
about a cup, and a half of wheat seed. Either spring or winter wheat grows
wheat grass. Wheat seed is also available at health food stores sold as ?wheatberries?.
Wash the seeds, drain them and refill your container to soak them for 8 to
12 hours. Line your greenhouse tray with paper toweling, saturate the
toweling and drain off any excess water. Spread your moist wheatberries
evenly in one layer over the paper toweling and cover your tray. If your
tray doesn?t have an included cover, you can use a clear sheet of
Wheat grass grows best between 60F and 75F in indirect light. Keep the seeds
moist until they sprout by misting them two to three times a day with a
spray bottle. After four to five days, your seeds should sprout and cling to
the paper toweling. Lift this mat and add ? cup of water to your wheatgrass
tray. You will need to add water each day for the next five to six days,
keeping about ? cup in your wheat grass tray. However, wheatgrass is very
prone to mold. Keep the sprouts moist, but don?t leave them standing in
water. After ten days, your wheat grass should be ready to cut. Use a
scissors or sharp knife, cutting just above the root level. Your wheat grass
should continue growing for another five to ten days.
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