If you go to a juice bar, it can be at least $2-5$ per ounce of wheatgrass juice! That’s freaking expensive! Instead, you can buy a few trays, some seeds, and you can grow your own for less than $1 per ounce.
Growing your own wheatgrass can sound kind of intimidating, but it’s actually quite simple. This method can be used for growing wheatgrass indoors or outdoors.
You’re going to need:
- 2 Trays with holes
- 1 Tray without holes
- Spray bottle
- Wheatgrass Juicer
First, you sprout the seeds.
Decide how much you want to grow and how many seeds you will need. For simplicity’s sake, I will give an example with using 2 cups of seeds. If you are using 2 cups of seeds, then you will want to use about 4 cups of water. If you are only using 1 cup of seeds, then use 2 cups of water.
Anyways, put your seeds and water in a bowl and let it sit overnight. After they have been soaking long enough, drain and rinse your seeds in a colander. Allow them to sit in the colander for about a day and a half. Make sure to rinse the seeds every 4-5 hours so they don’t grow mold.
After the seeds have sprouted, you are ready for your trays. As you may have guessed, you put the tray without holes underneath the tray with holes to catch all of the excess water from the other tray. You can put some rocks underneath the tray to give it some room for the water.
After you have the trays ready, it’s time to put in the soil. You can use any soil really, it doesn’t matter what kind of soil you use. You’ll want the soil to be about an inch thick. Add a little bit of water to the soil so it’s slightly moist. Make sure it’s all even as well.
It’s time to add the seeds! Evenly spread out the seeds so they are all touching, but aren’t stacked up on top of each other. It’s nice to have a spray bottle handy when growing wheatgrass, it evenly distributes a light amount of water to all of the seeds to where it’s not too much water and not too little.
When you are done with the seeds, lightly mist them with a spray bottle to help keep them moist. Next, you are ready for your other tray with holes. This tray will act like a lid to the wheatgrass. Turn the tray upside-down and set it on top of your wheatgrass tray. It needs to be dark the first few days of growing. Once the grass starts growing a couple inches, you may take off the lid.
As the wheatgrass is growing, water it once every morning and mist it every night with your spray bottle. Once it has grown 7-8 inches, it’s ready to harvest! Most people like to use some scissors to cut the wheatgrass as closely to the soil as possible. There are also a lot of kits online that you can use to grow your own wheatgrass. Below I’ve posted a video that shows a good example of juicing your wheatgrass and a lot of information about wheatgrass. Plus, he’s kind of entertaining to listen to. Happy Growing!