Wheatgrass is grown from the wheat seed (wheat berries), which is the whole kernel of the wheat grain. To an inexperienced eye, the blades of wheatgrass look very similar to those of any common lawn grass. There are, however, considerable differences between them beneath their uniform outer appearances. Wheat is an annual seed and will not continue to grow like your lawn grass.

Wheatgrass is one of the richest natural resources of vitamins A, C, D, K, and the B-complex vitamins. It is also a natural source of Laetrile (B-17).

Wheatgrass is the richest source of chlorophyll, which is the “blood” of plants, with a molecular structure that is almost identical to the hemoglobin molecule of the human blood.

Wheatgrass contains beta-carotene, which is found in red, green, and yellow pigmented fruits and vegetables. Beta-carotene acts as a scavenger against harmful molecules flowing naturally through toxins inhaled from cigarette smoke, air pollution or other environmental toxins.

Wheatgrass FAQ’s

How often do you water the grass? Twice a day, heavy (until dripping).

How often do you soak the seeds? 8-12 hours (overnight) in fresh, filtered water.

When is it ready to cut/harvest? When a second blade becomes visible.

Will the grass grow back a second time?Yes, but the second growth has lost 50% nutrition.

How long will it last after it is cut?Five days in the refrigerator.

How much should I drink? 2 ounces on an empty stomach – 2 times per day.

What kind of seed should I use? Hard red winter wheat (wheat berries).

What kind of soil is needed? Basic organic potting mix or top soil with peat moss – search out organic..

What do I do about mold? Air circulation, rinse off after harvest.

How long does it take to grow? 8-12 days, depending on weather, slower in cold climates.

How much light does it need? Very little, never direct sunlight.

What about frozen or powdered grass? They are fair alternatives, not substitutes.

What is the best temperature? Anywhere between 65-75°F (18-24°C).

How do I harvest my wheatgrass? A sharp knife or a pair of scissors.

After I juice my grass, how long does it last? Try to drink it immediately, up to 15 min.

What type of growing tray is needed? Small or large square, with holes for drainage.

Do I need to add anything to my grass? No, just use quality seed and good soil.

What about hydroponic wheatgrass? Yes, but soil grown is best for many reasons.