Wheatgrass is a supplement that helps rid the body of toxins, lower blood pressure and speed up metabolism. If you grow your own at home, you will have an ample supply that will cost you less than buying it at a health store. Growing wheatgrass hydroponically allows you to avoid the mess and expense of adding soil. It's easy. Even if you cannot grow a plant, you can grow wheatgrass in as little as 8 to 10 days.
Things You'll Need
- Wheatgrass seeds
- Two trays, each 1 inch deep
- Spray bottle
Buy wheatgrass seeds from a local greenhouse or seed dealer, or online at Tribest.com.
Place the seeds in a 1-inch-deep tray. The seeds should be evenly spread throughout the tray so that seed covers the entire floor of the tray.
Use a spray bottle to wet the seeds. The seeds should be submerged in the water about halfway. Do not drown the seeds by covering them totally with water.
Cover with a second tray, because the seeds need no light at this time. Do not seal it, though, as the seeds do need air.
Water every day. After three to four days, you will see sprouts. Remove the cover and place the tray near a window to get indirect sunlight. Continue to water the seedlings, once in the morning and again at night.
Tips & Warnings
- Growing wheatgrass hydroponically is convenient but not the way to grow the healthiest supplement. Special wheatgrass soil works best (see reference).
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