Sunday, December 4, 2011

How to Build a Wheatgrass Sprouter

Grow wheatgrass at home for juice extraction.

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Juice extracted from actively growing young wheatgrass is a source of vitamins, minerals and nutrients. The juice has 70 percent chlorophyll and 92 minerals, plus vitamins B, C, E, H, and K. In addition, it contains beta carotene, beneficial enzymes, and 19 different amino acids. Wheatgrass juice is best drunk right after extraction from the leaves. People who want absolutely fresh wheatgrass for juice extraction can sprout seeds at home. Many different kinds of commercial wheatgrass sprouters are available, but you can build a sprouter yourself from plastic trays.

Related Searches:Difficulty:Moderately EasyInstructions Things You'll NeedThree plastic growing trays 10 inches wide, 14 inches long, and 2 inches deepBleach solution, 10 percentElectric drillDrill bit, 1/2 inchPine board, 1-by-2SawPotting soilPeat mossWaterWatering canMisting bottleMason jar, 1 quartNylon nettingHeavy rubber bandDish drainerScissorsSharp knife (optional)Suggest EditsPrepare Trays1

Wash the trays in 10-percent bleach solution. Rinse and let them dry.


Drill two rows of three holes down each side of the bottom of one of the trays. Use an electric drill equipped with a 1/2-inch drill bit.


Cut three 9-inch pieces from a 1-by-2 pine board using a saw. Place the wood pieces in a second plastic tray, one on each end and one in the middle of the tray.


Place the drilled tray into the tray with wood spacers so that the second tray is held off the bottom, creating a space for excess water to drain.


Fill the drilled tray with a 1-1/2 inch layer of well-mixed equal amounts of soil-less potting mix and peat moss.

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