Wheatgrass For Juicing
GROW IN POTS INDOORS OR OUT
Wheatgrass can be grown indoors year round; it prefers temperatures between 65-75° F (18 to 24° C) or or grow outdoors in pots after spring weather is warm, and nights are over 50° F (10° C). This generous packet provides more than enough seed for 6 separate sowings in 6 inch pots. Disinfect pots before use by soaking in a solution of 1 part bleach and 9 parts water for 30 minutes and air dry.
GROWING AND HARVESTING
Fill a 6 inch in diameter or larger pot (that has a drainage hole) with moistened organic planting mix. Sprinkle seeds evenly over the surface about 1/4 inch apart. Cover 1/2 inch deep with planting mix. Water gently but thoroughly. Check often; keep moist but not soggy. Keep pot in bright light or full sun. Harvest by cutting with scissors when wheatgrass is 4 to 6 inches tall, about 10 to 14 days after sowing. Wheatgrass grows back for a second harvest, but the second harvest will be weaker.
For a constant supply, sow more seeds in a new pot weekly, always using fresh soil mix. Harvest and use pots of grass in succession. After the second harvest in each pot, discard and start again with more seeds and fresh soil mix. (Each sowing uses up the available nutrients in soil mix so discard and use fresh mix) A 6 inch pot of wheatgrass will yield about 5 to 6 ounces of fresh juice.
HOW TO USE
Wheatgrass must be consumed as juice. If you want to juice regularly, we recommend buying a specialized wheatgrass juicer, which makes juicing easy and produces a superior product. A lesser, but passable alternative is to put a handful of cut wheatgrass in a blender with a cup of water, blend until liquefied and carefully strain out pulp from the juice. Drink immediately or keep refrigerated and drink soon: juice loses quality and nutrient value quickly. Drink 1 ounce of wheatgrass juice per day for general health.