Wheatgrass 'Liquid Sunshine' Seed Pack
|Availability:||In stock (6)|
Most people grow wheatgrass for the purpose of juicing (or as grass for their cats), so the whole cycle from seed to harvest can take about two weeks. Wheatgrass lovers make several suggestions, including the following for best results:
Soak the seeds for a minimum of 10 hours to rehydrate the seeds, then plant. Alternatively, soak seeds for 10 - 12 hours, drain into a sieve or colander, then rinse and drain seeds 3 - 4 more times (10 -12 hour intervals) until seeds begin to sprout.
Plant seeds in flats as densely as possible in a single layer, pressing seeds into pre-watered soil. Place dampened newspaper or unbleached paper over the top of the seeds, and mist that but don't soak. Once the paper begins to lift up, remove.
If you can water the tray from below, all the better for keeping mold off the leaves. The mold is off-putting but apparently harmless.
|Botanical Name:||Triticum aestivum|
|Mature Size:||6" - 10" tall seedlings for juicing, but will grow to 4 feet.|
|Light:||Well-lit room, no direct sun|
|Cold Hardiness:||Grow indoors any time of year|
|When to Sow Outside:||Not recommended|
|When to Start Inside:||Sow anytime. Optimal soil temp is 60 degrees.|
|Special Germination Instructions:||To hasten germination, soak seeds in water for 12 to 24 hours before sowing. See "Information" for more details.|
|Days to Emerge:||3 -5 days|
|Seed Spacing:||Broadcast as densely as possible in a single layer in pot or tray.|
|Maturity Date:||10 - 15 days|
|When to Harvest:||Harvest using scissors and cut blades of grass just above the white portion of the stalk.|
|Additional Info:||May be allowed to grow and harvest again up to two more times.|