Here at Hippocrates we are frequently asked by our guests how many sprouts they should plan to grow at home. The chart below will help you determine how many trays of wheatgrass and sprouts to grow each week. Your results will vary based upon several variables that will affect your yield. Everything from the quality […]
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Sprouting is easy! Anybody can do it. Here is what you will need to get started growing sprouts: Seeds A sprouting vessel  Trays Potting mix A sprouting rack A drain pan Need some inspiration to get started? Try getting off the ground with some delicious crisp sunflower sprouts! You can do this without building a […]
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The earth does not like to be naked. If you leave the earth naked it will clothe itself – with weeds. The solution in the garden is to clothe the earth around your plants with some sort of ground cover to help suppress the growth of any weeds. The best type of ground cover is […]
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Sprouted beans and legumes are at the pinnacle of their nutritional value. What’s even better is how easy it is to sprout them; theres no soil required! A tool we recommend to make the process even easier is the Easy Sprouter. Varieties of Beans & Legumes to Sprout: Adzuki Beans Whole Red Lentils Whole Green […]
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Chlorophyll is a phytonutrient found in all green plants and is the basis of all plant life. It is the molecule that traps the most elusive of all powers – light. Chlorophyll is the first product of light and therefore contains more light energy than any other element. We humans are all solar-powered, once removed. […]
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While wheatgrass juice has many powerful medicinal properties, it may taste sweet to some people while it may taste bitter to others. The way you perceive the taste depends upon your history – how much you exercise, how healthy you have recently been eating, and how many toxins you have been exposed to in your […]
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Cranberry hibiscus is both sweet-tart tasting and highly nutritious. Its’ deep red leaves resemble those of a maple tree. You can enjoy cranberry hibiscus by: using in recipes eating raw steeping in hot water to make a tea It is high in B vitamins which give you more energy throughout the day and vitamin C […]
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Also known as pandanus, screwpine is an odd-looking tree that grows in tropical and subtropical coastal regions across the globe. While it is not related to the pineapple nor a palm the leaves of the screwpine do resemble the palm tree species. Screwpine grows aerial roots at the base that appear to lift the tree […]
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Most of the plants that we tend to cultivate will do better if you provide them with a regular supply of nutrients. These nutrients will make your plants grow faster, bigger, and more nutritious. They will also be tastier and stronger. Stronger plants are better able to fend off bugs and disease. Plants grown in […]
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The secret to successful gardening is in the quality of the soil. The plants that we tend to cultivate need lots of humus (the organic component of soil) and minerals in order to grow strong, healthy, and vibrant. In organic gardening that means compost and rock dust. The compost provides humus and nitrogen while the […]
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Jiaogulan (pronounced “gee-ow-goo-lan”) is a sweet tasting green leafy plant from the squash family. It has many of the same medicinal properties as Ginseng. In China, jiaogulan is known as “The Herb of Immortality” because of its powerful adaptogenic properties and legendary ability to boost the immune system and reverse premature aging. Adaptogens help you […]
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  Bugs are a reality of life in the garden. However, if left unchecked these pesky insects can spoil all your hard work by devouring much of your delicious food before you have the chance to enjoy it. However, there are some natural remedies to these pesky insects that are totally non-toxic to humans and […]
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Growing vegetables in your own backyard is one of the most rewarding things you can do. It is healthy, liberating and fun to watch the work of your hands produce the sustenance that fuels your body. Food grown in your own backyard is potentially the ultimate in freshness since you can eat just moments after […]
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“True” Roselle Hibiscus is a heat loving edible plant. The crimson-red flowers of this highly nutritious, heat loving plant are most often used to make a delicious and soothing cranberry-flavored tea. The green leaves can be added to salads and taste like a spicy spinach. The leaves have been used in folk medicine as a […]
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Jackfruit is the largest tree-borne fruit in the world with some weighing up to 80 pounds! It is native to Southeast Asia but, can be cultivated in any subtropic and tropic part of the world including South Florida. The fruit is high in vitamin C, vitamin B6, vitamin B1, potassium and magnesium. It tastes a […]
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Jaboticaba is a rare tropical exotic fruiting tree native to Brazil. The deep purple fruit is sweet and resembles the appearance and taste of muscadine grapes. The fruit will get to about one inch in diameter and grows right on the trunk and the main branches of the tree. Jaboticaba is high in protein, Vitamin […]
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Here at Wheatgrass Central we are blessed to have well over one hundred fruiting trees of more than thirty different varieties spread out all over our fifty acre campus. These trees combined with our many thousands of ornamental trees, bushes, plants, vegetable gardens, and herb gardens make for a beautiful tropical oasis intended to create […]
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