How Beautiful is this???
I'm officially obsessed with growing wheatgrass now!
It was the strangest thing...my husband asked one day, out of the blue, if we could start adding wheatgrass to our smoothies...I didn't even know he knew what wheatgrass was...and then it seemed like there were a million blog posts on how easy and fast it is to grow at home.
I've been trying to add more live plants around the house, plus, I just looooved the way it looks for Spring and as an Easter decoration.
And it's the easiest thing in the world. A nice break from working on my garden seedlings.
The toughest part might be finding the seeds if you don't have a natural food store nearby. You can also shop around to buy them online though. They probably won't be called wheatgrass seeds...usually it's wheat grain or wheatberries. These were called Hard Red Wheatberries...and they were about $1/POUND. I got a small bag for a dollar (so must have been around a pound), planted a ton, and still have a LOT left.
All you need is some dirt..any dirt will do. You don't need much. You can even grow these on wet paper towels!
And any container will do. I especially love the glass containers so you can see the roots!
I saw a number of ways of planting them...it seems like they will grow no matter what you do as long as you keep them damp. I just kept a spray bottle of water nearby and sprayed whenever I thought of it.
Some people soaked them in water overnight first..I don't have that kind of patience. Some people put a layer of dirt on top, which would probably help to keep them damp. But I loved the idea of just throwing seeds on top of the dirt like this!
And this is what I have 6 days later!! (great planting project for those short on patience like me!)
Does this just take your breath away like mine??
It was like watching a miracle unfold right before my eyes. Even my husband got excited about it and would come home from work and ask how they were doing :)
They grow really fast, so you have to keep trimming them. I think we might actually add some to our smoothies. The rest I'm going to set around the house to add a bit of life to each room!