How To Grow Wheatgrass At Home (with & without soil)
This blog post covers not only how to grow wheatgrass at home with and without soil (which is ridiculously simple to do!), but also the benefits of wheatgrass and some suggested uses for this superfood!
Rinse the seeds then put in a sprouting container and cover with a mesh. Add 1 cup of water and soak for 8 hours.
Drain and rinse well. Then fill the container with water, invert it and let the water drain through the mesh. Leave it upside down.
Rinse the seeds 2-3 times a day for 2-3 days. Tiny sprouts form within 2-3 days.Next - choose one of the methods below.
Method 1 - Using soil
Add 1 inch (2.5 cm) organic compost/planting soil to a tray (with holes at the bottom) and water it. Sprinkle the sprouted seeds across the soil.
Cover the tray with a lid or a newspaper. The darkness will help it grow. Spray it with water daily.
Remove the lid/newspaper when the grass reaches about 1-2 inches (2.5-5 cm) and continue to water daily.
You can harvest when the grass reaches about 5 inches (12 cm). Simply cut the grass close to the root.
Method 2 - No soil*
Spread out the spouted seeds across the bottom of the container and cover with water.
Cover the container with a cloth for the first night to create a warmer, darker area for them to grow.
Repeat the process of rinsing and draining the seeds a couple of times a day (this is an important step to help you avoid mould!!). Within a few days the shoots will have started to grow.
By day 8/9, they are ready to harvest.
* Growing wheatgrass without soil is the cheaper, prettier option. However, without the nutrients given to the plant by a good quality organic compost, the plant itself will also grow to have fewer nutrients. It is also more hands-on, in terms of the growth process.Note: The Total time does not include the time it takes to germinate the seeds (7-10 days).
Recipe on Alphafoodie: https://www.alphafoodie.com/how-to-grow-wheatgrass-at-home-with-without-soil/