Starting Sunday March 9th, on my Facebook page, Chicago Chick Inn, I will post each step and photos of my progress in growing wheat grass. You can join along. We should finish by March 17, St Paddy's Day (how fitting) and no matter how gray it is outside you will have splendor in the grass inside :)
Then on St. Paddy's Day we can share all our GREEN wheat grass pics!
1. A sprouting jar is nice but all you really need is a strainer. If you want to make a sprouting jar look at pic below...all parts for sprouting jar can be bought inexpensively at Michael's Craft Store.
3. Potting soil- organic potting soil or just plain soil
4. A tray to grow grass - could be any plastic Tupperware or you could find a fancy container or use a terracotta pot. I used these containers for my first batch.
NOTE: My first batch of wheat grass I used these containers which do not have drainage holes. Every time I watered it, I had to tilt the container and drain excess water. If you have a pot with drainage holes or if you can drill/cut a few in the bottom of your chosen container you will have less chance of waterlogged roots or mold.
5. A cup of Hard Red Wheat Berry - $1.39 a pound at Whole Foods in their bulk section or Fresh Farms sells it in a 1 lb, 12 oz bag - brand- Bob's Red Mill.
And that's it! Get all your supplies together and be ready to start Spring this Sunday March 9.
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