Growing wheat grass at home is easy and inexpensive. Follow the steps below to begin growing your own wheat grass at home and make homemade wheat grass juice!
Wheat Grass SUPPLIES
- Jar or bowl for soaking
- 1 cup Wheat Sprouting Seeds
- 10 x 10-inch Clean growing tray, with holes for draining:
- Plastic food tray from deli, thoroughly washed
- Growing tray from garden supply store
- Decorative planter (for growing ornamental grass)
- Soil enriched with fertilizer, compost, or azomite, if necessary.
- 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
- 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.
- Add a ½- to 1-inch layer of soil to growing tray.
- Water gently to moisten soil. Avoid overwatering to the point puddles form.
- Sprinkle sprouted seeds evenly across soil, breaking up clumps as needed.
- Sprinkle loose soil over seeds.
- Place tray in an area with indirect light, at 60-80ºF.
- 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.
- Water daily, avoid overwatering. Using a spray bottle is a good watering method until seeds root and grass begins to grow.
- After grass is 1-2 inches, remove cover, about day 4.
- 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.