Look at all that luscious beautiful grass!! I love it. And the fact I didn’t kill it- YAY ME!
I kill everything that requires a green thumb. SO far so good- but then again. Wheat grass grows so fast- I am only 6 days in
Wheat Grass is made from red hard winter wheat. It was found at my local Whole Foods by the lb. Very inexpensive. And I learned you don’t need alot. I got 2 lbs and well– I have TONS left over. So buy yourself between 1/2 – 1 lb at the most.
You need to wash your wheat and rinse. Then allow them to soak in lots of water for 24 hours.
Can you see in that photo little white buds coming out the sides of my wheat? That is after only 24 hours. Little roots.
Once they have soaked wash them/rinse them 1 more time in cool water.
I had alot of fun containers I wanted to grow my wheat in. I found most of them in the 1.00 section of Target.
Because I did NOT want to put a draining hole in the bottom of my containers – such as my ceramic mugs (will use those for teacher appreciation week decorated) I needed to put gravel/rocks at the bottom of all my containers.
Then add your potting soil. Leaving about 1 inch before the top of your container.
This is my experiment. Trying to grow some on a wet paper towel in a strawberry basket, or some in white plastic easter eggs. We shall see how it works….
After you have added your soil- put in a thick layer of your wheat seeds. Try not to have them on top of each other but an even layer and LOTS will give you luscious grass.
The 1st few days- keep your containers inside. Water them daily but do not drown them. Keep the soil wet. I used a spray bottle and sprayed them down 2x a day. Then cover them with paper towels to keep the draft off the seeds.
Once you get to day 2-3 you will need to remove your paper towels as your seeds have grown taller than your containers. That is when you need to put them in the INDIRECT sunlight. I put mine on my porch.
This is what day 4 looks like. (not counting the 24 hours of soaking) WOW!! That is quite the growth!!!
I am very excited they are growing in my mugs for the teachers. WOOHOO
WOAH!! This is day 6!! Look how great that looks!! I am going to have to TRIM them. You can give them a haircut with a pair of scissors. I will wait to do that with the kids, as I am sure they want to give my grass a haircut too!
Wheat Grass is great to put into your shakes and very healthy for you too. I am not sure my kids will be very excited to know I put grass in their shakes. SO I may tell them AFTER they start drinking it and see what they say Will update you on how that pans out.
YAY for wheat grass! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!