Health-conscious gardeners find growing wheatgrass is an easy decision. Easy to grow, organic Wheatgrass is loaded with healthy and nutritious minerals and vitamins. And there are several medicinal wheatgrass benefits. The plants take up little space. And the plants are great candidates for container gardening. Read this guide on “How to Grow Wheatgrass” and grow your way to a healthier life.
Grow Wheatgrass for seedlings and sprouts, which can be juiced in a blender or juicer.
It can be grown in your garden or a container on your patio or deck.
In addition to growing it for consumption, the plant also is decorative.
Other Names: Wheatgrass seeds are also called Wheat berries.
Triticum Aestivum, Annual
Wheatgrass is believed to have numerous medicinal benefits and uses, including:
clean the liver
boost hemoglobin production
Grow wheatgrass plants in full sun.
Growing Wheatgrass plants is easy. Simply sow seeds together in your garden, or in a container. The seeds sprout in as little as 2-3 days. Sow enough seeds to harvest a sufficient quantity for your use in a single cutting.
Grow plants in full sun, and average to rich soils. Keep the soil moist, not wet.
Apply a high nitrogen, liquid fertilizer, only if needed.
Keep plants trimmed to 3″ to promote new, young shoots.
Most people who grow Wheatgrass, are serious organic gardeners and consumers. Whatever you do, do not use chemical fertilizers or sprays, as you defeat the purpose of growing this as an organic vegetable.
Ideal Soil pH: 6.0 – 7.0
Note: The resulting wheatgrass is very alkaline at about 9.0.
Soil Temperatures – Ideal germination temperature by vegetable.
The plants usually do not have any insect or pest problems.
This plant grows quickly. As a result, there usually aren’t any plant disease problems.
Days to Maturity: About 7-10 days after sprouting.
Use a pair of scissors to harvest wheatgrass after it is 4-5 inches tall. Then, allow the plants to continue to grow for a second cutting.
After harvest, use the wheatgrass immediately.
These plants are annuals. Replant each spring.