You will need:
- 16 standard seed trays with holes at the bottom (A5 size)
- 1lb. or 500 grams of whole-wheat kernels, preferably organic
- High quality organic compost
- Plastic sheeting or 2 large black refuse bags
Place the kernels in a sieve and wash under running water. Gently turn into a glass bowl and cover x 2 with purified water. Cover the bowl and leave to soak for approx.. 14 hours. After this time strain the seeds.
Place the trays snugly together in a unit of four rows containing four seed trays. Half-fill the trays with compost and place one handful of soaked seeds onto each tray. Spread the seeds out gently so that they just touch, not overlap. Mist or spray gently. Cover the top of the seed trays with the plastic sheeting. You may want to use canvas or other coverings on top of this during cold winter months, or hot summer days.
Mist or spray with a little water every day or two when the soil feels slightly dry. Keep the germinating seeds covered until the grass is about one or two inches high – a few days in summer, longer in winter.
The emerging leaves are very pale yellow. Remove the coverings and place the trays in a protected, warm, light-shed spot. The grass is soon chlorophylated by the sun which fills the juices in the leaves with radiant, healing energy.
Water a little for another 7-14 days (depending on whether it’s summer or winter – wheatgrass takes longer to grow in cold winter months. Your wheatgrass is now ready for harvest!