It is easy to learn how to grow wheatgrass as a supplement to a healthy diet and lifestyle. Growing your own wheatgrass is one of the cheapest avenues to health, and the most productive. A handful of seeds, water, a plastic gardening tray, a spray bottle, and a clean jar with a screen or cloth are all that are needed to grow wheatgrass at home.
Wheatgrass can be grown from seeds found online or at heath food stores, or it can be grown from whole grain wheat berries sold for edible use at grocery and health stores.
To grow wheatgrass at home, you can get a wheatgrass sprouting kit or you can grow it by hand. Wheatgrass kits come in many varieties, and some of them are even electric: all you do is start the process and watch it grow.
To grow by hand, start by soaking the wheat berries overnight in a very clean jar. In the morning, pour out into a strainer. Rinse the berries before you go to bed by running water over them for at least thirty seconds. Rinse again each morning and night until you see roots of about 1/8 of an inch.
Line a plastic gardening tray with several layers of damp paper towels. Over this, spread an even layer of about an inch of potting soil. Spread germinated wheat berries over the soil and press them into the soil a bit. Keep the soil damp by watering with a spray bottle two to three times a day until the shoots are about one inch high. Then reduce watering to once daily.
Begin to harvest the wheatgrass about day nine or ten when the wheatgrass is about six inches high. Cut with scissors above the seeds, and only harvest what you will use immediately.
Written by S. Kumar
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