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How to Germinate Wheatgrass

Germinate wheatgrass indoors during any season.

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Purchasing wheatgrass from the store can empty your wallet quickly. Instead of buying the wheatgrass, purchase the seeds and sprout the grass at home. Wheatgrass seeds germinate within three to four days and the grass grows quickly. Wheatgrass contains a high amount of minerals, vitamins and chlorophyll. People often grow the grass and place it in a juicer to enjoy the health benefits. You can also grow wheatgrass to add green foliage to your home décor.

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Fill a seed-starting flat with sterile soil.


Place wheat grass seeds in a bowl of water to soak for eight hours.


Drain the water from the seeds. Rinse the seeds in cool water and drain the excess water off again.


Spread the wheat grass seeds over the top of the soil. Cover the entire soil surface with the seeds and then spread 1/2-inch of soil over them.


Pour water into a spray bottle. Spray the top of the soil to moisten it.


Cover the wheatgrass tray with clear plastic. Spray the soil daily to keep it moist


Place the tray in a location with indirect sunlight.


Remove the plastic from the tray when the wheatgrass seeds germinate. Keep the tray in a location with indirect sunlight and continue to water the soil daily.

Tips & Warnings

Soak enough seeds to cover the entire surface of the seed-starting flat.

Let the wheat grass reach at least 7 to 8 inches tall before you harvest it. Cut the wheatgrass 1/2- to 1 inch above the soil line.

Use seed-starting trays with small holes. If the holes are large, cover the bottom of the trays with newspapers so that the soil does not fall out of the tray.

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