How TO Grow Your Own Wheatgrass at Home

 How To Grow Your Own Wheatgrass at Home

As housing costs rise, more and more people are moving into apartments and rentals. If you're a rented wheatgrass enthusiast, you might think you can't grow this miracle plant at home – but you'd be sorely mistaken. Wheatgrass can be grown anywhere and everywhere thanks to useful tools. In fact, if you want to grow it at home, there is more than one method available.

Benefits of Homegrown Wheatgrass

A packet of wheatgrass gives you enough grass for 8-10 days of juice - so it makes economic sense to grow your own. Not only does wheatgrass have health benefits, but there's also a great sense of satisfaction in knowing that what you're drinking is something you grew yourself.

What equipment do you need?

It is easy to cultivate and may be done both indoors and outdoors. First, you'll need a tray of wheatgrass. Each tray requires a half pound of seeds, giving you about 10 ounces of juice. If you need more, increase the container size to meet your needs.

Where to Buy Wheatgrass Kits and Trays

If you check out your local market, you are sure to find a variety of wheatgrass growing trays and tools. These growing kits are specially designed to enable you to grow wheatgrass indoors without any complications. Once you grab one of the trays, there is nothing else you have to do to grow this plant.

If you can't find the tools locally, you can order them online. It also has its benefits. Large retailers usually sell at a discount compared to smaller sellers, and they often have seasonal sales, which can save you more time and money. Depending on where you buy from, shipping can be fast and secure. Personally, I have never had a broken box.

How to Grow Wheatgrass in Trays

When you are trying to grow wheatgrass on trays equipped with growing equipment, there are a series of steps that you must follow closely. These steps aren't rocket science, so you can relax. Growing this plant in a tray is a bit like growing flowers in flower pots.

Do some research before purchasing a staircase. There are two types of drawers available: one with holes and one without holes. For most people, wheatgrass kits with holes are preferred, but everyone is different.

Supplies

Good quality organic wheat seeds
High quality plastic wheat grass planting kits
Organic soil
Organic fertilizer from a reputable brand
A spray of water

Instructions

Wash the seeds with clean cold water.
Place them in growth groups.
Soak the seeds in cold, clean water for about 10 hours, then drain them three times after soaking. Put an amount of water in the wheatgrass tray three times the amount of seeds.
Sow the seeds in cuttings and keep them in partial sunlight until the leaves appear.

How to Grow Wheatgrass Seeds

It is best to plant wheatgrass seeds (wheatberries) in soil rather than hydroponically, as wheatgrass absorbs nutrients from the soil and does not gain much of the water base of hydroponics. If you don't have seed trays, any container will do if you're planting your seeds indoors.

The Basics

Wheatgrass seeds are a hard-shelled seed, so they must be soaked for 12 hours and then placed in a container to germinate for the next 24 hours. Once a little "tail" appears, it's time to plant your seeds in the sowing tray.

If you want to grow organic wheatgrass, the seeds can be planted in potting soil or even organic soil. Water it every day and perhaps spray it in the evening. After four days, a sprout or patch of grass will appear. Remember to always keep the plants in the shade, as they do not like direct sunlight.

You should be able to harvest wheatgrass within 7-12 days. The longer you wait, the more bitter the wheatgrass will become, so harvest it earlier rather than later. Use a pair of shears to cut the grass near the seeds. Once harvested, start fresh with new wheat germs to ensure you never run out of the juice your body needs.

Harvested wheatgrass will keep for up to seven days in the refrigerator, giving you time to germinate and start the next round of planting a new batch of wheat seeds.

The Importance of Organic Seeds

If you're taking a truly healthy route with whatever food you eat, organic is the way to go. You can buy organic soil and grow with organic seeds. The cost difference is minimal, and you will know that your wheatgrass is free of pesticides in the potting soil.

If you grow a large amount of wheatgrass, you don't need to waste any of it. Once you have finished pureeing the juice, pour it into an ice cube tray and place it in the freezer. If you don't want the freezer trays to take up space in your freezer, scoop out the clumps after freezing the wheatgrass and place them in a freezer bag.

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