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June 11, 2008 / April T.

Growing Wheat Grass

I love to use wheat grass as decoration for parties.  It’s so fun, easy, versatile….and cheap.  The wheat berries are only a dollar per pound and 1 cup will grow a couple square feet of grass. I did have a hard time actually finding the seed, but I finally conceeded to taking a drive out to Whole Foods, which, of course had it in stock.  I used a bag of Miracle Gro, Moisture control soil that I had from a container gardening project that never got done, and a few containers that I had lying around (from Ikea).

Note:  If growing wheat grass for consumption see these soil recomendations

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Two tutorials:


    For my first time growing wheat grass I decided err on the side of caution, and use the more difficult method (since I have a black thumb).  I watered using a spray bottle, to prevent from overwatering.  In total, the project took 7 days.

    Lessons learned:

    • Next time I’ll use a different soil, the grass turned out very tall, and somewhat irregular
    • I’ll also try to achieve more even seed coverage, since my grass seemed more sparse than most wheat grass pics that I’ve seen.

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    Some more formal uses of wheat grass. lovely.



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