How to Grow Wheat Grass Indoors
The raw food coach, Karen Knowler is back with a new session of raw food know-how and this video shows you how to grow wheat grass and indoor greens. Karen shows us indoor greens like sunflower greens, grown from sunflower seeds, pea greens and wheatgrass.
For growing wheat grass, one needs to know how to sprout and wheat grains to go, which are also called wheat berries in the market. When the wheat sprouts the sprouted grains are edible on their own.
To grow the wheat grass and greens, indoor, one needs the basic seedling tray. The seedling tray may or may not have holes in them. The one with the holes tend to made the kitchen muddy, so one may as well get the simple seedling tray. Karen asks us to make sure the tray is nice and deep for the greens to grow. The next step is to take good quality organic compost (that can be bought by mail order). The compost is poured out on to the tray and evened out so that it is uniform throughout. The sprouted wheat grains are now taken and spread over the compost in a way that it is not too dense or too sparse. To get a good yield, the grains has to be spread in such a way that very little soil/compost can be seen. The tray with the soil and the sprouts is then sprinkled with some water that would help them send their roots down into the soil.
The tray now is to be kept in the dark for 3 days for effective germination since the sprouts were not really sown. The tray can be kept in a cupboard or wrapped over the top with a black plastic sheet or even covered with another tray (without holes in it).
After 3 days when the tray is taken out, one will see tiny white shoots of the wheatgrass. They will be white because they still haven’t come into contact with sunlight which helps turn them green. The tray is now ready to be kept in the sunlight with regular watering to keep the tiny plants growing. It should be watered at least twice a day in the warm weather. It is best to keep the tray with the plants in indirect sunlight as direct sunlight will scorch the young plants. The wheatgrass is allowed to grow till its 6-8 inches in height. When it reaches this stage, it is ready to be juiced (not eaten!). for this purpose, a manual juicer may be used .
Wheatgrass juice is one of nature’s finest medicines and is very beneficial for everyone.