Wheatgrass is jam-packed with vitamins, minerals and amino acids. A shot of wheatgrass has copious health benefits due to the high concentration of chlorophyll, Vitamins B-12, B-6, K & C, and beta-carotene.
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- Wheat Berries, sourced from local Health Food Shop
- Tray, to sow wheat berries
- Compost (ensure peat moss is an ingredient in the soil you purchase) , half fill tray
- Wheatgrass Juicer, I have a Manual Healthy Juicer. Click here to view Manual Healthy Juicer.
- Soak wheat berries overnight in water (2 cups).
- Rinse and drain seed the next morning, allow to sit in a bowl for 12-24 hours. Rinse the seeds three times. You will see a little tail starting to sprout.
- Next day place seeds on top of soil and cover in a thin layer.
- Water your seeds and cover them with a black sack for 2-3 days. Water the soil heavily in the morning time for the first 2-3 days and lightly in the evening time.
- Remove the cover after two days you will see the seeds have started to grow.
- Water daily, soil should be damp (press fingers on top layer to check for moisture). Never leave your wheatgrass in direct sunlight as it can scorch the grass.
- Harvest wheatgrass when second blade of grass appears from the seed. Growing time is usually between 7-12 days.
- Only harvest your wheatgrass once, it contains the most nutrients. Wheatgrass that has been cut will keep in the fridge for 7-10 days.
- Start the growing process over again with fresh seeds and soil.
A fresh shot of wheatgrass has a sweet aftertaste, some people scrunch their face others hold their nose, I like to knock it straight back. The smell of fresh-cut grass lingers in the kitchen after juicing. Wheatgrass can be purchased in powder or tablet form but that takes all the fun out of growing your own.