Friday, June 25, 2010

How to Grow Wheat Grass

Have you been to a smoothie shop and seen the green grass growing behind the counter and wondered, "what in the world are they growing grass for?"  Well, it turns out that many claim that it can lower blood pressure, cleanse your blood, organs and gastrointestinal tract, as well as boost your metabolism and stimulate the thyroid - helping to correct obesity...and that's just the beginning of it's benefits (google "wheat grass" to find out more). Wow, who knew?  Since it's so healthy for you, many people like to juice it and drink it.  It doesn't taste the best, but you only have to take an ounce or so.

That said, we thought we'd show you how to grow your own wheat grass, using Joseph's Grainery Hard Red Wheat.  It's actually quite simple, so simple a two-year-old can do it (need proof, see below).

All you need is your Joseph's Grainery Hard Red Wheat, some potting soil and a container or pot of some type.

We choose to soak the wheat berries for 24 hours before planting them.  This helps speed the sprouting process.

We used about 1/8 cup of wheat, so we soaked them in a small bowl.
Then 24 hours later, we planted them.  We sprinkled the seeds over the top of the potting soil and then pushed them down about 1/4 of an inch, making sure that each seed was fully covered.  Then place in a sunny spot.

See, I told you it was so easy a two-year-old could do it! 
Farmer Joe...I may just be the littlest farmer you know.

Stay tuned, as we'll show you the progress our wheat grass makes.


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