If you are finding it cumbersome to head to the nearest juice shop for your everyday fresh wheatgrass juice dose, or if you are not sure your daily wheatgrass dose is fit for consumption (fearing it could contain massive amounts of harmful chemicals and pesticides), you need an organic wheatgrass starter kit. The organic wheatgrass starter kit shall help you grow fresh wheatgrass within your own physical space quickly and easily.
Germinating the Seeds
For germination, choose the best quality seeds. A sign of good quality is the seeds being large and uniformly sized.
Clean the seeds and take additional care so that you are sure the seeds are free from dirt or insects. Thoroughly wash the seeds thereafter with clean water at least thrice. Once done, let the seeds soak for eight to 12 hours in a glass container or jar. After the soaking, drain the water so that the seeds could germinate for 48 hours.
Add some water to the jar and let the water stay in for 15 minutes. Do this once every eight hours for 48 hours to boost the germination process.
Transferring the Seeds and Growth
Small white tails emerging from the seeds is a sign the seeds have germinated well. Now you may spread the seeds in the tray which comes with tiny holes at its base. The tray could be made of food-grade plastic material or earthen pot. If there are no holes, you may puncture holes in them to drain the additional water.
You may grow wheatgrass with or without the soil. In case you take the soilless route, place a thin kitchen paper towel or foam sheet at the container’s base. The foam sheet shall help with holding the moisture. Take additional care during this stage so that the seeds’ white tails do not break. The seeds must be spread in a way that they don’t overlap but remain in physical contact with each other.
Once the seeds have been evenly spread out, cover the tray for two days and place it in a dark and cool place so that the roots form. Water the tray regularly in the beginning using a sprayer to prevent the seeds from drying out. At the same time, don’t let the water remain in the tray because excess water would rot the seeds or mold would form within the tray.
Initially, the seeds would grow slowly – the pace shall pick up after the fourth day. The wheatgrass must be harvested on the seventh or eighth day – when the wheatgrass’ nutrient profile is the greatest.