Sunday, December 4, 2011

How to Trim Wheatgrass

Wheatgrass is full of nutrients that are good for your kitty.

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Wheatgrass is the plant that grows from a wheatberry. This type of grass grows extremely quickly, is very inexpensive and is low-maintenance. Wheatgrass is a suitable indoor growing project for even a black-thumbed gardener or a child. Because of the speedy growth rate, you need to trim your wheatgrass regularly once it is established. There is no reason for these pruned bits to go to waste; wheatgrass is a tasty treat in smoothies, salads and even for many animals.

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Let the wheatgrass grow until it is 4 inches tall or taller. Wheat grass grows approximately an inch a day, so this will be about 3 to 5 days after it is planted.


Cut the wheatgrass blades as evenly as possible using sharp scissors.


Keep each blade of wheatgrass at least 2 inches long. Like nearly all grasses, cutting wheatgrass too short may send a signal that the growing environment is dangerous and stunt its growth. To maintain this height, the grass will need a trim every two or three days. Use the snipped wheatgrass as a snack for yourself or a pet and store the extra trimmings in a zip-top cellophane bag in the refrigerator for up to three days.

ReferencesPawprints and Purrs, Inc.; Wheat Grass (sic) for Cats: Living Food for the Modern Housecat; Gail ColomboMom in Madison: Growing WheatgrassYouTube: Wheat Grass (sic) TrimK.I.S.S.: Easter Wheat Grass (sic) Centerpiece TutorialUniversity of California Agriculture and Natural Resources; The UC Guide to Healthy Lawns; Cutting Off One-Third of the Grass BladeOm Sri Sai Ram; Wheat Grass & RejuvelacPhoto Credit Martin Poole/Digital Vision/Getty ImagesRead Next:

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