Jun 04

Wheat GrassHere is two YouTube videos by Jyna on growing Wheat grass. She has things down pretty good as she is getting a yield of 16oz per tray (give or take 4oz).

Planting to harvest in 7 days.

1. Put 1.5 cups (300g) of wheat kernels in a bowl with 3 cups of filtered water and soak for 12 hours. This is for a (8″ x 20″) tray. Don’t over seed your trays as this can cause the Wheatgrass to not wrong as well.
2. After soaking for 12 hours drain and rinse the wheat kernels.
3. After rinsing cover the wheat kernels with a wet towel and keep it in a dark and cool place and rinse the wheat kernels twice a day.
4. Within 1 to 2 days the wheat kernels will sprout little white tails about 1/4″ long and are ready to put in trays.
5. Put paper liner in the bottom of your trays so the soil will not wash out.
6. Put 1″ of EKO Organic Compost from Home Depot in your growing tray.
7. Sprinkle 1 table spoon of Azomite over the compost and mix it in.
8. Evenly spread the sprouted wheat kernels into the tray.
9. Water the tray until the compost is moist and dripping out the bottom of the tray.
10. Cover the top of tray with a wet newspaper and plastic wrap and put the tray in a cool dark place. Water twice daily.
11. In 1 to 2 days shoots will be 1″ tall, remove the newspaper and plastic wrap and put the tray in the sun.
12. Water every day and keep the soil moist. Add a drop of tree tea oil and a drop of lavender oil per 500ml of water for an anti-fungal into mister and mist the trays for the first 3 days.
13. Harvest after 7 days, it should be 6″ to 7″ tall. Cut the Wheat grass as close to the soil as possible.
14. Harvest even if you can’t use the Wheat grass. Bag the Wheat grass and store in fridge for up to a week.
15. Juice your Wheat grass top down for the best yield and more nutrition.
16. Use a Lexen Manual Healthyjuicer to juice your Wheat grass.

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16 Responses to “How To Grow Wheat Grass”

  1. 1. Melinda Alfred Says:

    I like the way you sprout your grains first. I usually just soak mine and plant them in the soil next. My yield a little less juice from my grass and they grow a little shorter. I use GSE for mold and liquid seaweed for minerals.

    I live in a hot humid area do you have any other advice for me?

  2. 2. Bob Mutch Says:

    Hi Melinda,

    I think getting them to sprout 1/4″ before you put them on the soil is the best. I have moved the kernels to the trays with shorter and longer sprouts but as far as I can see 1/4″ is the best. Don’t forget to rinse your kernels twice a day when you are soaking and sprouting.

    My last 8″ x 20″ tray I got 13oz out of and I think the ones coming up I may be able to get 16oz out of. I am trying lots of stuff to see what works the best.

    You may want to get a fan for air movement for a hot and humid area. I don’t know of Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE) is better then Tree Tea Oil or not. The nice thing about GSE is it is odorless.

  3. 3. LaMond Says:

    After you cut the wheatgrass the firs time, can or should you get a second growing out of it?

  4. 4. Bob Mutch Says:

    Hi LaMond,

    You can take a second growth and cut that if you want but the cost for tray, wheat kernels, and soil is less than a dollar so I don’t see why you would want to do that.


  5. 5. Blaze Says:


    I was wondering why my wheatgrass does not grow the second time, or if it does it’s pale green/yellow and stringy. I’ve been told two schools of thought that some people say to compost the wheat grass after the first harvest, some people say you can get a second or even third harvest with some diminished value. I was going to use the second harvest for milder applications such as a poultice, mouthwash gargle… Thanks for you assistance and your video. Blaze.

  6. 6. Bob Mutch Says:

    You can crop wheatgrass a second or third time if you want but when your wheatgrass kernels only cost $0.75 why do it?

  7. 7. Russ Says:

    I am not really after Wheatgrass for a harvest I was actually told that this was the best grass to grow indoors as a visual instead of pictures on the wall so my wife and I want to setup these sweet shelves and trays to decorate our dining room with an Asian look. The way I keep reading is you can grow wheatgrass then after you cut it you should re seed and start over but if i only trim it to the same length say 5-6 inches and keep it that length will id die off after a while with proper care or can i keep it growing for a while? I keep getting questions on why i dont harvest and someday I might but I love the idea of a visual look for now to make the house more nature and growing grass indoors with other Asian decor will defiantly look good. (I hope)

  8. 8. Tenaya Says:

    My question is can I reuse my soil or do I replace my soil everytime I reseed? I don’t know if this is a dumb question or not. Oh and do you wash your grass before juicing it?

  9. 9. Bob Mutch Says:

    Hi Tenaya,

    No you won’t be able to reuse your soil as it will be completely root bound. You can (and I feel should) compost it but you will not be able to reuse it.

    Some times I have washed my wheatgrass before I have juiced it and other times now.

    The way I harvest it is to cut it all at the same time and put it into a rinse bowel. Then rinse the grass with water and try to remove bugs, roots, and any clay or other orgainic material.

    One reason I have not washed my wheatgrass before juicing it is you will get a higher yeild when you wash it.



  10. 10. claire @ Growing Wheatgrass Says:

    Nice job, that’s a beautiful tray of wheatgrass!

  11. 11. Bob Mutch Says:

    Hi Claire,

    Thanks, it was fun growing the wheatgrass. Do you have any growing tips you can offer?



  12. 12. claire @ Growing Wheatgrass Says:

    On this last batch, for the soil mixture I tried using the “Mel’s Mix” from the famous “Square Foot Gardening” book. Its basically 1/3 compost, 1/3 peatmoss, 1/3 vermiculite. For my compost mixture I used some cotton boll and some of my worm castings from my worm bin.. The grass is just now sprouting.. I think its going to be awesome!

  13. 13. Bob Mutch Says:

    Hi Claire,

    Post a picture of your grass before you cut it. Also the dimensions of your tray and the number of ounces you get.



  14. 14. Ben Says:

    Most of the literature out there recommends not using newspaper to cover the sprouts. This is because chemicals from the paper and inks leech into the dirt. Instead, just place a second tray upside down on top of the first one. This keeps the seedlings plenty dark without releasing harmful chemicals into the soil. This has been working for me for the better part of a year.


  15. 15. bob Says:

    Hi Ben,

    Thanks for pointing that out. I have been using normal writing printer paper.

    Did I say somewhere to use newspapers?


  16. 16. Stacey DAmico Says:

    Can anyone tell me how to set up the area where the trays will be when growing and how to water them so you do not make a mess with dripping water on the floor.
    Thanks Stacey

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