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!
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!
- wheat grains
- glass jars or plates
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.
Spread out the seeds evenly.
Rinse and drain the seeds well once or twice a day.
After 4 or 5 days the wheatgrass starts to grow! Continue to rinse and drain the wheatgrass once or twice a day.
Feathery Roots – Not Mold!
The root hairs look feathery – don’t mistake them for mold!
If you rinse and drain the seeds every day there should be no problem with mold.
After about 6 days the leafy parts of the wheatgrass appear.
Harvest The Wheatgrass
After 8 or 9 days your homegrown wheatgrass is ready to harvest!
Cut the wheatgrass with scissors or a sharp knife close to the seeds.
How To Make Wheatgrass Juice
If you don’t have a juice, you can use a blender to make fresh wheatgrass juice at home!
Use fresh wheatgrass juice for smoothies and to dye food naturally green.
Recipes With 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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