Organic Wheat Grain: Home Growing Instructions
13 May 2013
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13 May 2013
Wheatgrass is one of nature's superfoods, and growing your own is a satisfying and economical way to get fresh wheatgrass, ready for home juicing. We recommend you use organic compost or soil to ensure you have the best nutritious wheatgrass.
How to grow 1 standard seed tray (33cm x 22cm) of wheatgrass, which yields up to 300mls of fresh juice:
Soak about 300-400g of wheat grain in cold water for a minimum 8 hours, or leave overnight.
Drain off the seeds and rinse the seeds through with fresh water.
Cover the base of the tray with compost about 2-3cm deep.
Spread the seeds evenly on top of the compost.
Water thoroughly & evenly, using a can with a rose.
Keep at room temperature for 3 days, watering just enough to keep the seed and compost moist. Do not over-water.
Once the root system is established water thoroughly each day.
You can slow or speed the growth of your wheatgrass by manipulating the temperature. Fresh air and sunshine is what it likes best, but in cold weather you will need to keep it indoors on or near a windowsill.
After approximately 10-14 days, the grass will be approx 15-20cm (6-8 inches) high, and will be at its nutritional optimum having transformed maximum light energy into chlorophyll, making it deep green. It is now ready to juice.
Harvest your valuable crop by grasping a small bundle of the wheatgrass blades firmly and cutting with a sharp knife or scissors about 1 cm above compost surface. Always rinse well before use.
To juice, feed small bundles into your wheatgrass juicer while it is in motion, pushing it down with a plunger. We recommend drinking it neat down in one straight away.
One tray of well-grown wheatgrass can yield up to 300ml of fresh juice. With an average 'dose' of 20-30 mls, one tray will give enough juice for 7-10 days. It will depend on the length and lushness of your home-grown wheatgrass and the efficiency of the juicer.
If you find the flavour too strong, try mixing it with water or fresh organic fruit or vegetable juices, such as pear, apple or carrot juice, but avoid orange juice.
Drinking the juice is the ideal way to benefit from your wheatgrass, but the juice can also be used topically on the skin for certain conditions.
Once it is ready to use, keep it as cool as possible to maximise its life. Or you can cut it and put it in your fridge for several days to keep fresh. Rinse it immediately before use as usual.
There's no wheatgrass like fresh organic wheatgrass and we hope that you enjoy growing your own.
We sell other organically grown grains and seeds and ancillary products that you may like to try at home, including:
Spelt grain and Barley grain for growing your own wheatgrass and barley grass
Black sunflower seeds for growing fresh sunflower greens.
Snow pea seeds for growing snow pea shoots.
A large selection of seeds to grow fresh, nutritious and delicious sprouts.
Compost, trays, juicers and sprouters
A selection of sprouting & wheatgrass books
We sell Wheat grain and other organically grown grains and seeds that you may like to try growing at home.