Growing Wheatgrass Without Soil


Wheat grass is an easily grown, nutritious grain. Wheat has been used in bread for millennia. But, in recent decades fresh wheat grass has been touted to have miraculous properties. The fresh wheat grass is pureed and drunk to promote good health and build the immune system. Cleaning your wheat grass before the liquification process is absolutely necessary. One way to raise this nutritious grain and cut back on the preparation time is to grow your wheat grass without soil.

Things You'll Need

  • Plastic tray (9 inches by 14 inches)
  • Drill with 1/4-inch bit
  • Clean, dry rags
  • Sheet pan
  • Paper towels
  • Water
  • Wheat grass seeds
  • Plastic, misting spray bottle
  • Place your plastic tray onto the ground. Drill holes into the bottom of the tray with the 1/4-inch bit on your drill to allow for water drainage. Wipe away any debris from the pan with a clean, dry rag.

  • Place your plastic pan on a metal sheet pan near a window where it will be exposed to sunlight for most of the day. The sheet pan will capture any excess water so that it can be easily disposed of without harming your growing grass. Wet a paper towel, wring out the excess water, smooth the paper towel and lay it in the bottom of the plastic pan. Line the plastic pan with 1/2-inch of wet paper towels.

  • Sprinkle wheat grass seeds onto the wet paper towels. Cover the entire surface of the top layer of paper towels with seeds without piling seeds on top of each other. Allow the seeds to sit on the towels in the tray and germinate. Check your wheat grass daily. Spray the grass with water from your misting bottle daily. Check the paper towels, water the tray as necessary to keep the paper towels damp.

Tips & Warnings

  • Always wear protective, leather gloves, safety glasses and hearing protection when using power tools, such as your drill.

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