Monday, November 22, 2010

Wheat Grass Tutorial




This is so easy!
I bought this glass container at Hobby Lobby in the candle making section, but obviously you can use any container you like.

On day one I took a handfull of wheat berries and just to see how much I would need I spread them in a single layer in the container I was using.


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You can purchace wheat berries at any health food store. Any kind will be fine (hard, soft, spring...). If you live in my area just beg me for some and I will just give some to you. I make my own bread from freshly ground whole wheat and I buy the stuff in bulk, so I have plenty to go around.

Then take the berries and soak them in water. I soaked mine for 48 hours. I think they do better when left that long.

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After 48 hours they will look nice and plump, and your water will be cloudy.


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Now drain the water out, put dirt in your container and lay the berries right on top of the dirt.

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Loosely cover with plastic wrap, this gives it a "green house" effect.

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About 3 days later you will need to take the plastic off and let the green grow.
I can't remember when I took this picture, but it was one or two days after I took the plastic wrap off.


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 This is day 11!
Isn't it great? I love my wheat grass. It does have a short life, but it is so worth it because it is so simple.

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I hear also that wheat grass is super good for you! A friend of mine wants to grow it so she can juice it!!


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HAPPY PLANTING!

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