HOW TO GROW WHEAT GRASS


WHEAT GRASS SUPPLIES

  • Jar or bowl for soaking

  • 1 cup Wheat Sprouting Seeds

  • 10 x 10-inch Clean growing tray, with holes for draining (Can use some big trays also for more production )

  • Plastic food tray, thoroughly washed

  • Growing fooder tray

  • Coco peat enriched with fertilizer, compost or can use Hydroponic nutrients with coco peat

  • Plastic lid with air holes or extra tray to use as a tray cover

HOW TO MEASURE WHEAT SEEDS FOR YOUR TRAY SIZE


1 cup of wheat seeds (½ lb) is enough for a 10x10-inch tray and grows enough grass to make about 10 ounces of wheat grass juice. If your tray is a different size, adjust the amount of seeds accordingly.


INSTRUCTIONS FOR GROWING WHEAT GRASS

  1. Follow instructions for Sprouting Wheat Berries and sprout just until tails begin to show. Avoid over-sprouting or sprouts may not root in the soil for growing wheat grass.

  2. Add a ½- to 1-inch layer of soil to growing tray.

  3. Water gently to moisten soil. Avoid overwatering to the point puddles form.

  4. Sprinkle sprouted seeds evenly across soil, breaking up clumps as needed.

  5. Sprinkle loose soil over seeds.

  6. Place tray in an area with indirect light, at 60-80ºF.

  7. Cover with a plastic lid that has air holes punched in to make a greenhouse effect. Make sure lid is tall enough to allow grass to grow 1-2 inches.

  8. Water daily, avoid overwatering. Using a spray bottle is a good watering method until seeds root and grass begins to grow.

  9. After grass is 1-2 inches, remove cover, about day 4.

  10. Continue to water daily, gently to avoid damaging young grass.



HARVESTING WHEAT GRASS FOR JUICING

  • Harvest grass at any point, usually about 4-6 inches tall, for juicing.

  • Younger grass will be more tender and mild in flavor.

  • Use scissors to cut grass just above roots.

  • Juice immediately.

  • If desired, let the grass grow a second blade, for a second harvest. Nutritional content of grass from the second harvest is much lower than grass from the first harvest.