How to Grow Wheatgrass



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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 polyethylene.

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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