WHEAT GRASS SPROUTING 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 WHEATGRASS SPROUTING
- 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 SPROUTS 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.
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