Sunday

Grow Your Own Wheat Grass For Wheatgrass ( With Or Without Dirt )Juice Or Smoothies

If you buy wheat grass juice out, it is kind of expensive.  So I decided to try and grow my own

Step 1.  First, I used a nail that I heated over a candle to poke water drainage holes in the bottom of my plastic container

Step 2,  Next, I added my dirt, wet it down and completely covered the dirt with my wheat grass seeds.  
These are orgainic hard red winter wheat

Step 3.  Lightly sprinkle the seeds with dirt.  Make sure you cover them all



Step 4.  I will now cover my seeds with plastic to act as a green house.  You can use saran wrap.
As soon as the seeds start growing, take your plastic off so the wheatgrass doesn't mold.

This is day 3

Day 4

Day 6

 This was about day 8 when I decided to cut my wheat grass.   Just cut it and rinse it.

I obviously need more grass to make my juice but you see what to do.



Grow Wheatgrass without dirt

Cut a piece of flannel to fit your pot (I make the flannel double thickness)

Wash the flannel well with water

Put it in the container you will use (no drainage holes)

Sprinkle wheatgrass, wet it well and cover with plastic





You will need to mist this a couple of times daily.  I was gone a couple of days and the below didn't get misted as much as it should of.

Below is a closeup of the roots and grass

When I juice this, I just throw it all into the juicer.   Tastes so sweet.  No wonder cows like eating grass.

Yes, you can reuse the flannel.  Just wash it well


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25 comments:

  1. Your grass looks beautiful. How much sunlight will it need? My daughter does not get much sun in her condo. She gets a little indirect light on the balcony. I wonder if that will be enough.

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  2. Grandma Bonnie,
    I bet indirect light will work out just fine. It might take a couple more days than mine did to get the shoots coming.

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  3. that looks great, I'll have to try that. New fan from the hop. Following all.

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  4. This is just too neat. I now have an office woo hoo, so I'm going to put some in a basket in here. I don't know if I can find this type of grass seed here but I'll look when I go to hospital when I leave because it's a much bigger town there.

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  5. This is just too neat. I now have an office woo hoo, so I'm going to put some in a basket in here. I don't know if I can find this type of grass seed here but I'll look when I go to hospital when I leave because it's a much bigger town there.

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  6. I've never tried wheat grass, but I heard it is so good for you!

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  7. A fascinating post here, I've heard a lot about the super benefits of wheatgrass juice.

    We juice a lot but I've been told that wheatgrass juicing requires a special juicer. Can you affirm this?

    Your instructions are easy to follow.

    I'm interested in juicing wheatgrass but wonder what extra juicing devise I might need.

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  8. If you don't care if your wheat grass juice is organic. You can get seed at the feed mill. Places like Agway.

    Anthony,
    I almost burned my juicer up doing it. I will be posting on how to make wheat grass juice soon.

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  9. I have heard of wheatgrass but had no idea it was so easy to do.
    I am going to buy some and try to figure out how to make juice and smoothies. I have heard how healthy this is for you.

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  10. Oh my gosh!! This is so great. Do you know how many vitamins and minerals are in this stuff?

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  11. I can't believe how fast this grows. I have been making green smoothies so I totally want to try to grow this. You say you can make juice. I have got to check this out.

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  12. I have been want to try wheatgrass juice but have not as of yet. What does it taste like?

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  13. Actually, it taasted really good. My Hubs is even getting in on the act and he never usually likes any of the things I do.

    The taste is kind of sweeet, not sweet like sugar sweet but a good sweet. I like it.

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  14. Did you know you need a special juicer to make wheatgrass juice.
    I didn't until my friend burned hers up.

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  15. Thank you for stopping in my blog! I have enjoyed reading!

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  16. Hi there,
    I have CFS/Fibromyalgia and I had bad systemic candida. I did the candida protocol, meds, supplements, diet, everything- I used the Yeast Syndrome book as my guide and found a doctor that actually treated candida to help me. It was so bad, that I couldnt leave the house without a bottle of benadryl and an epi-pen because my sensitivities were so bad from the candida.

    I used to grow wheat grass too. It grows so fast, I think it popped up in 2 or 3 days :) I didnt have the proper juicer to juice it though. There was a healthfood store that I used to go to (not here anymore) that would take my wheatgrass and juice it for me.
    Great blog and thanks for sharing :)
    Anne from Good Steward Savers

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  17. Anne,
    Thanks so much for stopping by. My Hubs and I are ordering a juicer that will work for the wheatgrass juice.

    Happy to hear you found a Doctor to treat you. So you must be doing well now.

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  18. I wonder if my grand kids would try this. It would be a fun project.

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  19. What a great idea. I can't believe how fast it grows!

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  20. I can't believe it grows so quickly. Thanks for such great directions. I'm so gonna try it and I saw a wheat grass juicer in my boss's cupboard. I'm sure she will let me try it out!!

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  21. I'll have to look for a place that sells seeds???

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  22. One thing I've done when I don't have enough grass is toss a green apple in the juicer too. THey mix well together!

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  23. Can you just keep cutting it like regular grass? I want to plant some this week!

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    1. Kaci, you can't really. You get one good cutting out of it and then it grows in really sparse. I usually plant it 6 to 7 days before I need it. Like for the Easter Baskets.

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