How To Grow Wheatgrass in Containers

In the midst of my sprouting phase, I discovered the easiest process of growing wheatgrass, a superfood in its own right. Wheatgrass, in juice, powder or whole form, is very nutrient-dense and nutrient-diverse. It is used to help with many diseases as well as prevent them. And going by the old adage, prevention is better than cure, you don’t need to get sick to start growing and consuming fresh wheatgrass.

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All you need to do is find some wheat berries (unprocessed wheat ‘seeds’) from local cereal stores and some health stores too. You can also look for them in the posho mill near you or ask them where to get the ngano. Then you soak them overnight and drain them. Put them in a jar, cover with foil and make some holes in the foil with a toothpick. Place the jar upside down so that the excess water drains away. This is important to avoid mould.

Do this twice per day and after 2-3 days you should see the sprouts growing

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Now plant them in containers with soil or in your garden and make sure to cover them from sunlight for the first 3 days. They grow better that way but they can still grow well without covering. I did the experiment and both seem great though the covered one grew a little bit faster.

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I used egg shells and sugarcane pulp as manure in my container to keep it organic.

 

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9 days after planting

You can juice it in a juicer or blender where you will and a little water and sieve out the pulp with a clean cloth. Or, you can consume it whole in a smoothie with water, chia seeds, bananas, thorn melon, avocado and apple.

 

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