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Learn how to grow wheatgrass at home using household items. It is easy to grow and is full of great vitamins and minerals.

See more great growing ideas at: www.pondplantgirl.com/wheatgrass.htm

Also see great How to Garden videos at www.pondplantgirl.com

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Step 1: What you'll need

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> Wheatgrass seeds

> Soaking Bowl

> Peat moss

> Paper Towel

> Planting Medium

> Growing tray

> Spray bottle

> Scissors

Step 2: Purchasing Wheatgrass Seeds

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Wheatgrass seeds can easily be purchased online on eBay.com and the cost is only $3 per 1800 seeds total. I have purchased many of my garden seed through sellers online and have been very pleased with the results.

Step 3: Wheatgrass Kits

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Wheatgrass kits can also be purchased online. They include the growing trays, seed, and organic soil too. The cost ranges from $35-$45 dollars plus shipping, but I will show you how to set up your own without the extra expense.

Step 4: Soaking the Seeds

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Soak the seeds in a bowl for 8-12 hours. Change the water after about 5 hours.

Step 5: Planting Medium

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The planting medium consists of 1 part peat moss mixed with 3 parts planting soil. My preference is Miracle Grow Organic Choice potting soil. It is well worth it and only cost about $2 more than the cheap stuff. Both the peat moss and Miracle Grow can be purchased at any nursery and also at Home Depot. Pour soil in a growing tray about 2 inches deep.

Step 6: Aquaponic Alternative

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With aquaponics, no growing medium and no watering schedule is required at all. Simply line the growing basket with a thin sponge and limit the water level to the very bottom surface of the growing basket. See How to Winter Over Pond Plants with Aquaponics for more information. Wheatgrass video is coming soon.

Step 7: Growing Trays

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Growing trays can be purchased for about $1.50 each plus shipping, however wheatgrass will grown in just about any kind of container; such as butter containers, vegetable tray lids, etc. However, trays should always have drainage holes on the bottom side.

Step 8: Planting the Seeds

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Water the planting medium first. Then, spread the wheatgrass seeds evenly over the top.
sunshiine3 years ago
I love this idea! Thanks for sharing.
Terri1ND3 years ago
I want to do this for my indoor cat & my 24 chickens!
Ezara5 years ago
Thanks for the instructable.. some very interesting projects you have going on there. I will go visit your website.
gjm5 years ago
I have grown wheat grass for my cat and he loves to ignore it and chew on any plastic bags he can find. But enough about him; I've heard of putting it in a juicer, how else would I consume it? Can I eat it like a salad?
PondPlantGirl (author)  gjm5 years ago
Hi- You can add it to a salad and eat it raw, but I have not done so personally. Give it a try! GAiL
Scott_Tx5 years ago
This is good for indoor cats too I think
PondPlantGirl (author)  Scott_Tx5 years ago
Wheatgrass is very good for cats. I thought I would give it to my cat as an alternative to eating my houseplants. He took one bite of the wheatgrass and then when back to his bad ol' ways.
You have to tell them not to eat it and put it someplace hard to get at.
PondPlantGirl (author)  Scott_Tx5 years ago
Hi Scott - I just bought seeds from a nice lady on eBay. She said that it is great for both cats and humans too.
first cutting, and to a lesser degree, second cuttings, are good for people(and MUCH cheaper than those drink places that charge $7 for ground up GRASS) If you have ruminent pets(gunie pigs, goats, horses, Buffalo, etc.) you can even let them have 3rd cuttings. IF you plant outside, and can keep the rabbits from eating everything, you can get a 4th cutting late, late in the season. Let it grow long(18" or more) then, harvest, and dry it as hay. much of the nutrients will be gone, compared to first cuttings, but it still makes for a tastey snack, for the critters.
ironsmiter5 years ago
Gunie pigs love this stuff too. I grow it in old take-out containers. and got my "wheat berries" from a whole foods store. by the pound, instead of seed count, but i think it worked out about the same(but no shipping)
PondPlantGirl (author)  ironsmiter5 years ago
My dogs are always chowing down on the grass outside in the yard, and we ALL know what that does to the doggies! yuck... We have a whole food store down the street. I will check them out and see if they also have the wheat berries. Take-out trays are great! I believe in recycling "trash" for the garden whenever I possibly can. I have several plastic salad containers from the grocery store and will be using this for the wheatgrass. Thanks for your post!