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04-03-2012, 04:49 PM
I've had a problem growing wheatgrass grains as mould keeps appearing on it. Tried reducing the amount of seeds to enhance ventilation but no joy.
I was told in a health shop today that if I use red wheat berries, they are the the same but dont accumulate mould.
I tried goggling the info but vacant really find the answer.
Can anyone help?
04-03-2012, 11:30 PM
Try getting some food-grade hydrogen peroxide and spraying them in the tray occasionally, and also try putting a fan by your wheatgrass. The stuff I grow outside is VERY thick, and does not get mold. I'm thinking it's because of airflow/ventillation, and possibly? cold temps at night....
04-04-2012, 04:17 AM
Thanks Mary Kay
So does anyone know why red wheat berries were suggested instead?
04-05-2012, 06:57 AM
Sorry about that....I always use HARD red WINTER wheatberries and I've gotten the white fuzz too. OTher wheats are meant to be grown in temperate/dryer areas so I'd suspect they'd mold quicker. I also used soft spring wheatberries in my garden as a cover crop and that worked too. All I've ever known was to use the hard red wheatberries.
04-05-2012, 03:20 PM
Thanks for that info.
Strange about the white fuzz, I've been told it couldn't be healthy with that on my grass. No idea if its ok or not.
04-06-2012, 02:12 PM
I have been growing wheatgrass for about 8 months with hard red winter wheat. It is nearly impossible to have no mold. As long as it stays at the bottom and you cut above the mold, its just fine. But some things you can do to reduce the mold is not to overwater, keep the temp under 75, use fans for ventalation, and water around the edges of the tray, then tilt it so the water travels beneath the soil instead of on top. But don't stress about the mold too much. Just cut above the mold and wash it good before juicing.
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