How to Plant Wheatgrass

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If you have ever wondered about growing your own wheatgrass, look no further. Growing your own wheatgrass is a fun project You can use any flower pot or container that you would normally use to grow indoor plants. It should be one that has at least 4 inches for soil and holes in the bottom for drainage. Once it reaches a height of about 5 inches, it makes a fun centerpiece for a table. With a few simple supplies and a few days of growing time, you can have a beautiful container of wheatgrass.

Things You'll Need

  • Potting soil
  • Plant pot
  • Gravel (pea sized)
  • Wheat seed

Fill the bottom of the pot with about an inch of the gravel. If the holes in the bottom of the pot are too big and allow the gravel to fall through, place a piece of broken pottery or grass over the top of the drainage hole. Add the gravel.

Add the potting soil so that it is at least three inches thick. Since you are not going to let the wheat grass get too tall, you won't need the extra depth for root growth as you would for normal potted plants. Level out the soil and keep a small amount set aside (about 8 ounces).

Lay the wheat seed on top of the leveled soil so that it forms a layer of seed, one seed deep but with all the seeds touching each other. It will look like a mat of seeds. This will form the dense mat of wheat grass. Pat the seeds slightly so they sink into the soil a little.

Sprinkle the soil you set aside earlier over the layer of seeds. It should be enough to cover the top of the layer so that the seeds are not showing.Pat it down and water it carefully without disturbing the soil, until the water runs out of the bottom of the pot.

Cover the pot with a damp layer of brown paper. This will hold in the moisture and keep the seeds damp. Check the soil daily under the paper to make sure it is not drying out and water gently as needed.

Remove the paper when the seeds start sprouting. Place the pot in a sunny window where it can get at least 6 hours of sunlight per day. It should only take about 8 to 10 days before it will be ready to cut, if you are going to use it for juicing.

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