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Wheat Grass Growing Basics

1.     Soak your seed overnight (8 to 12 hours)

2.     Sprout the seed in the tray (no soil)  in darkness for the next 16 to 24 hours, rinsing  and draining the seed well twice on this day.

3.   Plant the seed on top of 3 centimeters of soil after a very short "sprouting tail" is visible.

4  Water the soil well and then cover the tray to keep the seeds in darkness and to keep the seeds from drying out for the first three days.

5.  During the first three days of growth, water once a day in the morning and really saturate the soil.  If the tray is dripping then you are watering enough.  In the evening, lightly mist the seed.

6.  On the fourth day, wake up your grass!  Uncover the grass and jump for joy at the root system that has developed in three short days. Water heavily once a day.  Keep the grass in the shade and protect from direct sunlight because the sun can age the young sprouts very rapidly.

 

Harvest

You are ready to harvest  when the grass "splits" toward the bottom of the blade.  Because the average growing time varies from 7 to 12 days, harvest when the second blade of grass is obvious.  The greens are at their nutritional peak at this time.

Harvest all at once.  Cut grass will store in the fridge about 7 to 10 days.  A second tray is possible under the right conditions.  However, about 30 percent of the nutritional value is lost in the second harvest and the greens may be more bitter.   The second tray is best used for bathing and topical applications.  The young fresh first crop is best enjoyed in ounces and elixirs.

 

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