Saturday, March 28, 2009

Wheat Grass

I got quite a few emails about the wheat grass reminder last week. Just wanted to clear a few things up...

I plant the seed in regular potting soil--nothing special. Peet alone tends to dry out too quickly. I put the soil into lined wooden baskets, found at a local nursery. I'm sure you could make a liner using a large ziploc bag. Just be sure it has drainage. When I plant the seed, I moisten the soil first and place the seeds on top of the soil, and then spray it all with a water bottle that I keep handy. Place the baskets in a well-lit area and keep the seeds moist, and in as little as 4 days, your baskets will look like this.

I don't over-fill the baskets with soil because of weight and because when the grass grows, it will look full and pretty if you don't see the bottom of the grass blades.

Large, flat baskets work best for this project. But I also use oblong ones too. This year I planted 4 baskets with the good stuff.

Wheat grass can be found at health food stores and nurseries. Once it is fully grown, you can put it in a juicer and freeze the juice. I understand it has amazing health benefits.

I hope that clears up some of the confusion!! And for those of you who have had trouble finding the seed, please email me--I have leftovers and might be able to help you out!!

And not that mine will look anything like hers...here is Martha's version of her wheat grass display.

Enjoy your weekend!!

4 comments:

captkangaroo said...

Trish,

No one around here had wheat grass seed. Not a single nursery nor Whole Foods. I found it at Pet Smart. Apparently it helps cats with their digestion. Hope this helps someone else who can't find it where they are.

Trish said...

Thanks so much for the help in posting that!! Who knew??!!

:: gingerkitty :: said...

cool, I hear it has a funky "grass" taste though. Afterall it is grass. How do you make it?

Jana Eubank said...

I have always wanted to try the wheatgrass. Your baskets look so cute! HUGS to you!