Wheatgrass - Hard Red
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- Get a sprouting jar or a regular 1-quart jar. Make sure the jar has a wide mouth so you can easily get the sprouts out. Make a breathable lid with some cheesecloth and a rubber band if you don't have a screen lid like this Plastic Sprout Lid
- Soak seeds in warm water for 6-12 hours. Drain and rinse, then leave jar on its side with seeds spread out so they get air.
- After 8-12 hours of draining, rinse and drain again.
- Repeat rinsing and draining 2-3 times daily.
- Tiny sprouts should begin to form in 2-3 days. At this point, sprouting is complete.
- Add a ½- to 1-inch layer of soil to growing tray.
- Water gently to moisten soil. Avoid overwatering to the point puddles form.
- Sprinkle sprouted seeds evenly across soil, breaking up clumps as needed.
- Sprinkle loose soil over seeds.
- Place tray in an area with indirect light, at 60-80ºF.
- Cover with a plastic lid that has air holes punched in to make a greenhouse effect. Make sure lid is tall enough to allow grass to grow 1-2 inches.
- Water daily, avoid overwatering. Using a spray bottle is a good watering method until seeds root and grass begins to grow.
- After grass is 1-2 inches, remove cover, about day 4.
- Continue to water daily, gently to avoid damaging young grass.
Harvest grass at any point, usually about 4-6 inches tall, for juicing.
Younger grass will be more tender and mild in flavor.
Use scissors to cut grass just above roots.