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03-19-2009, 11:50 AM
I bought this little container of already sprouted wheatgrass. I chop it off often and it always grows back, but now the roots are coming out the bottom. I know it needs a larger container to continue growing, but I'm not sure how or what kind of container/soil it needs.
Anyone have any insights? :confused:
03-19-2009, 01:34 PM
Generally, only the first or second cutting of wheatgrass is best. After that, it should go to the compost pile.
It's quite easy to recycle the container. After you pull out the root mass, wash it, put either a folded papertowel or a scoop of potting soil in it, and cover with a layer of wheat berries (soak them overnight, then drain, first). Water very well in the morning, cover with a folded piece of newspaper so it's dark in there. Pour off the drained water so it isn't sitting in water. Do this every day, for about 4 days, until the sprouts start growing UP. Then, uncover, continue to water well each morning. In about 8 days, you'll have your own batch of wheatgrass! :)
03-19-2009, 04:41 PM
So it isn't a good idea to keep wheatgrass after you chop it a few times?
but it is growing so well :(
03-19-2009, 07:00 PM
It goes through 2 harvests then yank them all out. That is how I read it, anyways.
I bought a 5 pound thing of wheatgrass seed. I'm gunna be growing mah own wheatgrass here in a few weeks.
03-19-2009, 10:54 PM
Just two clippings?!!?!
For some reason, I feel sad about that.
03-20-2009, 02:56 AM
Don't feel sad, you are recycling in the Compost. You can grow grass but you want the ULTIMATE Grass with ALL the Nuetrients, that's why only 2 cuttings.
03-20-2009, 03:58 PM
I guess I just have to do it.... :(
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