How To Grow Wheatgrass Without Soil

You only need wheat grains and water to grow wheatgrass without soil! Growing wheatgrass for fresh wheatgrass juice at home is easy, cheap and so much fun!

How To Grow Wheatgrass Without Soil

Fresh wheatgrass has many health benefits: It’s an excellent source of chlorophyll, vitamin A, B vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin K, iron, zinc, copper, manganese and proteins. Wheatgrass is also a natural detoxifier – it cleanses the liver and blood – and antioxidant – antioxidants help fight chronic inflammation. And if you’re gluten intolerant: Wheatgrass is naturally gluten-free! Fresh wheatgrass juice is dark green and tastes slightly bitter and slightly sweet.

How To Grow Wheatgrass Without Soil In 8 Days!

You’ll need:

  • wheat grains
  • water
  • glass jars or plates

How To Grow Wheatgrass Without Soil

Soak The Grains

Soak the wheat grains overnight in fresh, cold water.

Rinse & Drain

In the morning, pour off the water. Rinse well with water and drain again.

Wheatgrass Sprouts - How To Grow Wheatgrass Without Soil
Thin layer of sprouting wheat grains

Wheat Sprouts

Spread out the seeds evenly.

Rinse And Drain Seeds - How To Grow Wheatgrass Without Soil

Rinse and drain the seeds well once or twice a day.

Day 5 - How To Grow Wheatgrass Without Soil
Wheatgrass! Yay!


After 4 or 5 days the wheatgrass starts to grow! Continue to rinse and drain the wheatgrass once or twice a day.

How To Grow Wheatgrass At Home Without Soil
Wheat grass, grains & roots

Feathery Roots – Not Mold!

The root hairs look feathery – don’t mistake them for mold!

Feathery Root Hairs Not Mold - How To Grow Wheatgrass

If you rinse and drain the seeds every day there should be no problem with mold.

Grow Wheatgrass Without Soil

After about 6 days the leafy parts of the wheatgrass appear.

How To Grow Wheatgrass No Soil Method

Harvest The Wheatgrass

After 8 or 9 days your homegrown wheatgrass is ready to harvest!

How To Grow Wheatgrass Soil Free

Cut the wheatgrass with scissors or a sharp knife close to the seeds.

Harvest Wheatgrass - How To Grow Wheatgrass At Home For Wheatgrass Juice

How To Make Wheatgrass Juice

If you don’t have a juice, you can use a blender to make fresh wheatgrass juice at home!

-> How To Juice Wheatgrass Without A Juicer

Harvest Homegrown Wheatgrass

Use fresh wheatgrass juice for smoothies and to dye food naturally green.

Recipes With Fresh Wheatgrass Juice

Freeze Fresh Wheatgrass Juice

Freeze Wheatgrass Juice

If you don’t want to use it right away or have some leftover, you can freeze fresh wheatgrass juice! Pour the wheatgrass juice into ice cube trays. Once frozen, put the dark green wheatgrass cubes into a freezer bag.

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How To Grow Wheatgrass Without Soil

43 thoughts on “How To Grow Wheatgrass Without Soil

    1. this info is so great for me, first thank you I was so confused on which kit to buy, and and….. but now you’ve made it so easy and clear for me to start growing my own wheatgrass. Better late than never.. into my retirement.

  1. Oh wow!! This is so cool! I haven’t grown anything at home except for spring onions! Hahaha!! It is amazing that wheatgrass has so many benefits and I love that you can make juice out of it or mix with smoothies! Thanks for linking up to Fiesta Friday party! Have fun!

  2. Ha! Love this tutorial. I’m going to try it! (Thanks for mentioning that the roots are feathery and that it’s not mold. I would have thought it was!) #SaturdaySharefest

  3. I can’t wait to grow some Wheatgrass, this is great! Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing your with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

  4. This is amazing! I can’t believe how quickly it grows. I didn’t even know you could do this. Wheat grass is such a great thing in a smoothie…. I am totally doing this with my girls. A health benefit for me and learning for them.
    Thank you for joining #BigPinkLink I really enjoyed this.

  5. Well, I love what I have learned from your post!! I honestly never knew any of this before! Thanks for sharing such a great post with us all at Fiesta Friday this week!

  6. My kitties Neville and Luna LOVE wheatgrass. I got tired buying for them, so decided to grow my own. I’m excited to see how they like it homegrown. Just started my first crop!

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