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How To Grow Wheatgrass

Knowing how to grow wheatgrass can have a lot of advantages. It may seem unlikely that a plant so unremarkable in looks (so unremarkable that it’s easy to mistake it for common, lawn grass) can hold so much healthy goodness, but wheatgrass definitely does.

This amazing superfood has incredible alkalizing properties - over 12 kinds of vitamins, 8 amino acids, lots of minerals, and most importantly, chlorophyll, which is a proven anticancer element.

Chlorophyll absorbs sunlight that allows photosynthesis to occur. Wheatgrass is so full of chlorophyll that it is often called “Liquid Sunshine.”

Because of its numerous health qualities, wheatgrass is readily available in powder form, which is more conveneint than growing your own fresh crops.

However, we all know that nothing beats freshness, and wheatgrass is no exception. So if you have the time and resources, why not learn how to grow wheatgrass? That way, you can ensure that not only you have a steady supply of wheatgrass juice, you maintain and take in most of its natural goodness by drinking its fresh juice.

Growing your wheatgrass is actually pretty easy and enjoyable - much easier than what most people imagine. You only need a few materials to get you started: organic wheatgrass sprouting seeds, organic potting soil and fertilizer, a plastic gardening tray, and a spray bottle.

1. The first step is pre-sprouting. This step keeps your wheatgrass juice sweet and delicious, plus, it helps contain the optimum number of vitamins and minerals in the seeds. To start growing your own wheatgrass, you need to measure the amount of seed you will need, and rinse them in clean water. Soak it in about two-three times as much cold water for eight-ten hours.  Repeat this process a couple more times and check if the seeds has sprouted roots. When the seeds are ready, you can start planting them in the gardening tray.

2. Use paper towels at the bottom of the tray before putting in the soil. This prevents the roots from sticking out of the holes. Make sure that you use pre-moistened, organic soil or potting mix to line the bottom of the gardening tray. Start impressing the seeds gently into the soil, then place the tray in indirect sunlight. By the window in a room with proper ventilation is the best place to put your crop in.

3. Keep the young wheatgrass moist. Use the spray bottle twice a day to water the wheatgrass, and when they’re about 5 days old, reduce watering to at least once a day. When your wheatgrass grows to about 6 inches, you can start harvesting and juicing your wheatgrass. However, take note that wheatgrass is very fibrous, and you need a wheatgrass juicer to get the most out of your grass.

When you know how to grow wheatgrass, you’ll have access to a fresh ounce of wheatgrass juice everyday. It’s an incredibly healthy and such a powerful cleanser that it can cause you to experience some healing reactions if you have any health problems and has been known to trigger anti-ageing. If you’re not used to taking juices, only drink at most an ounce of wheatgrass per day at first until you get used to it's potency.

Happy growing! :-)

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