View Full Version : Amount of wheatgrass required to juice?
02-03-2008, 03:33 AM
How much wheatgrass do you need to juice to make one portion? I'm starting to think I'll only be able to grow enough grass for one portion every 2 weeks! Will I still get benefits from such distanced doses? How in the world do you grow enough for one shooter per day??? It seems like it would take an entire room setup just for that!
02-03-2008, 04:29 AM
yeah, thats what happend to me when i bought one of those electric sprouters, freshlife or something. it had a barrel about a foot in diameter. i was all excited about growing wheatgrass, then i realized that wheatgrass took 7-10 days to grow and that dang sprouter only made enough for about 2 days of juicing each time... thats when i went out and bought cafeteria trays, a bale of peat moss, some bags of organic soil, and a big plastic shelf and started growing the stuff in my room. my room was really well lit and i grew about 8 trays at a time--which ended up being way more than i could use. so yeah, you need alot kinda. but its easy to grow if you get the right setup.
02-03-2008, 12:34 PM
thats when i went out and bought cafeteria trays, a bale of peat moss, some bags of organic soil, and a big plastic shelf and started growing the stuff in my room. my room was really well lit and i grew about 8 trays at a time--which ended up being way more than i could use. so yeah, you need alot kinda. but its easy to grow if you get the right setup.
Thanks for giving us an idea of how much one needs to have a good supply. I was suprised to learn I was suppose to only use the wheat grass when it was at one point of it's growth cycle and not bother to let it regrow. Yes, it really takes a lot of growing then!
02-03-2008, 05:44 PM
if you didnt want to deal with the soil, etc, i think you can get some hi-capacity sprouters, greenlife or something.... i just didnt want to spend the money. my system worked fine, i just had to watch out for mold if i overwatered and/or let it grow too long. i bet it made the air in my room alot healthier too. and it looked beautiful :) i always kinda laugh when i see the little plastic containers of cut wheatgrass being sold at the HFS; theres enuff there for about a shot or a shot and a half. crazy, when you can grow it so cheap. even the guy at the coop told me to just go grow it myself :) oh yeah--drilling holes in the bottom of the cafeteria trays would help with better drainage, which i never did. and the ironic thing is that the blasted wheatgrass always made me feel sick when i drank it. ick. it WAS beautiful tho...
02-03-2008, 07:41 PM
Well I have a green... I mean the easy green sprouter which is huge, but even the manual seems to say I need at least 3 of those for 1 wheatgrass shot per day! Would I still get significant benefits if I just added a bit of wheatgrass in my daily vegetable juices?
02-03-2008, 09:30 PM
Amazing! I just same accross this:
What I find hard to beleive is they say EACH tray yields enough grass for FIFTEEN servings of wheatgrass juice? How is this possible? My sprouter is the size of one of those trays and seems to yeild ONE serving!
How come I have a 15 times difference with those claims? Am I not letting it grow tall enough? exactly how tall should it be before cutting? Still, it can't be 15 times taller or it would nearly go through the roof!
02-04-2008, 12:18 PM
Wheatgrass should be cut when you see the second shoot growing. Depending on your conditions, the grass would be anywhere from 4-7 inches. At my growhouse, we grow in 17x17 trays. That's just over one pound of wheatgrass, sometimes.....one pound is about 10 ounces or more of wheatgrass. Check out my site for growing kits. The reason I started this business is because I couldn't grow it in MY HOUSE! :D
02-04-2008, 03:51 PM
What juicer do you use? If you juice JUST wheatgrass, will some juice stay stuck in the machine? I have a Green Star.
I'm asking because the one and only time I did wheatgrass I got maybe 1/8th of an ounce (barely enough to cover the bottom of an ounce alcohol shooter glass). Should I run a carrot after to push all the juice out or does the machine get it all out anyway?
02-11-2008, 07:58 PM
It doesn't normally stay stuck, although I have found that some of the grass winds around the screw thing sometimes. Maybe I feed it in too fast or something. Anyway, my Samson has a reverse button on it, so that fixes that. I don't see any necessity to run anything else through after it.
02-21-2008, 10:43 AM
I am growing my wheatgrass in the ground in my backyard. I'm wondering if you can keep cutting it and let it regrow for awhile before you replant. Anyone know?
02-21-2008, 01:55 PM
Grass grown in the back yard (or in a tray) will keep growing after cut. Is it still nutrient filled? Not so much... Will every animal in your neighborhood be by to take a lick or a bite out of it? Probably... :)
02-21-2008, 02:57 PM
ok, that's what I was wondering- about nutrients changes at different stages of growth. Actually, I do have cats around here and I'm keeping the grass fenced off a bit,but it's a low fence-but they *seem* to be behaving themselves in the garden, but I suppose it's a bit Russian Roulette-y. ;p
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