Where can I buy wheat grass? The only place I've seen it is at juice bars where they sell it for 2.25 for 4 oz. or something but I want to juice my own wheatgrass?
Also if I wanted to grow my own where could I buy seeds and about how much would it cost to grow it and how long would it take before I could juice it ?
Also can you only juice wheat grass or are there ways to prepare it and eat it and if there is how do you guys use it in your meals?
im not real experienced with wheat grass but heres what i know . i bought my seeds at a bulk food store where they sell dry beans , seeds , nuts , etc . it cost $1.35 per pound which is like 3 cups , which would grow alot of grass , so i think its a cheap fuel to grow . and in about 7 days , i grew mine in dirt from my garden in plastic dish pans indoors , its around 4 to 5 inches and good to juice . i dont have grass juicer so i fill blender half full with water then cut up about 100 blades of grass into quarter inch bits then blend on fast for 1 minute til its a grassy green soupy mixture that taste great to me , its sweeter than regular grass . and ive just been doing it a few weeks and i believe its giving me an energy boost . and you could probably get it at a place like a grainery where they sell seeds to farmers if theres one near you .
You have to search through the threads a bit yet there's some info here on wheatgrass and kits.
Personally, I don't eat the grass. I do chew it to a pulp, hold it against my gums, spit it out.
The best information I've found so far on wheat grass is in Ann Wigmore's book "The Hippocrates Diet." I'm a new raw foodist, so there may be better sources, but Ms. Wigmore's book is really helpful. Ms. Wigmore claims you can grow wheat grass at your home if you have space for a large tray - or trays - and can keep the temperature between 65 and 75 degrees F. She recommends soft pasty wheat berries from the local health food store for the wheatgrass. I bought the berries this weekend and plan to soak and try to grow them over the next week or so.
I have a question if someone could help me. I have the soft wheatberries. I am soaking them. When you sprout them, are they supposed to be covered in water? or damp?
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Growing wheat grass will save me a lot of time and money. Nowi have to find a area in my kitchen for growing the wheat grass.
To sprout them(after 24 hours of soaking them)drain them and cover with cheese cloth or some sort of cloth and rinse them 3 times a day(or at least two).
Just starting growing
I bought hard wheat berries and I was supposed to buy the soft ones. I soaked mine for 12 hours and then drained and rinsed 3-4 times a day for about 2-3 days. They started really sprouting! I have some trays from the grocery store that had fruits and veggies in them for a party with a lid. I put about 1 inch of dirt in the bottom and it was moist. I spread the seeds in a layer over the dirt and misted them. I put them in the window in indirect light with the clear lid over and it makes like a greenhouse. I mist them 1-2 times a day and they are actually starting to grow. I have read different reports about covering them with soil and/or covering them with something dark until they are starting to grow so I am experimenting. I should know in several days how it goes, but right now it is starting to grow green!
I also took some of the sprouted wheat berries and made Rejuvelac as suggested by another member. It is turning out great. I took a sip tonight, but by tomorrow I will drain it and put it in the fridge. It seems to be a bit of an acquired taste but supposed to be really healthy!
I'll post if my grass grows!
I'm not to experienced with wheat grass.
At my health food store they have them for $18.00 a tray - it's about 12' x 20" and it's already sprouted and about 4" to 6" tall organic grown. So theroetical all I have to do is to buy it. Cut down some and eat it and let it grow back then keep on doing the same thing. What do a lot you who are more experienced feed your your wheat grass other than water?
I thought that hard wheat berries are more suitable for grass and soft ones for Rejuvelac. At least Ann Wigmore books reccomend that.
Can you let them grow again if you cut the grass already? Then why books say to compost the roots and start again? Maybe nutritional contents are the richest the first time? Talking about contents, I never found how much of what exactly does wheatgrass have. Did you?
I read that you can cut one or two more times on the wheatgrass. Mine is still growing... I think I put too many seeds together, but I let them sprout too much and they were stuck.
Next time I will take them out as soon as they start to sprout. So far it is pretty to see but definitely not as thick as I see in shops.
Do a google on the internet and there is a bunch about wheatgrass.
Yes, you can cut the grass a couple of times, but I think it's false economy. The juice is not the same quality at all, even the taste is not sweet, and only the first cut is from the actual sprout. That's where all the magic enzymes are found.
Besides, you can grow an entire flat of it for 50 cents (what you'd pay $16 - 18 dollars for in a store) so why bother?
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Originally Posted by jenjenn
you can buy the seeds thru several retailers online and you can get a sprouter from this website that sells all kinds of juicing and raw foods products: http://877myjuicer.com/product/LEXENHEALTHYSPROUTER
I've had mine for a few months now and it works great -very easy the Healthy Sprouter is a multi-tiered set up which you can grow your wheatgrass in and it takes up very little couter space. You just soak the seeds for a day and then spread them on the tray and water them everyday. Next thing you know, in less than a week you have a whole flat of your own to do whatever you want with! They sell for under $35. YOu should check it out. 877myjuicer.com has a whole bunch of other cool gadgets too. Hope this helps.
Wheatberries are cheaper at the market
Unless you have no other access to organic red winter wheat (I buy mine at Harvest Co-Op or Whole Foods or Wild Oats from the bulk bins) I wouldn't buy the packaged "seeds" on line. It's way more expensive that way with shipping and all
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You can grow wheat grass from the soft seeds if you want to. I don't know what the difference is between the two, but it grew quite nicely! I did it hydroponicly with a wire mesh strainer and a bowl of water. I soaked the seeds in the strainer overnight, then drained them and treated them like sprouts until the roots were fairly long and they were starting to show shoots of grass. Then I put a water seaweed mixture in the bowl that the strainer was sitting on, just enough for the roots to get wet. I'd rinse twice a day as I did with the sprouts, and changed the water every other day. The rinseing kept the mold down. I got some nice grass that way :)
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