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Whole wheat berries (bulk bins at natural food stores)
Container for soaking
Planter pot or plastic tray - 6-8" in diameter, 3" deep is ideal
Sprayer or watering can
Soak wheat berries overnight in water in any container (after cleaning and washing it thoroughly)
Fill planter pot with potting soil, about 2 1/2 inches deep.
Spread the soaked wheat on the surface of the soil so that the grains are touching one another.
Sprinkle a thin layer of soil on the wheat grains.
Cover the pot with a newspaper to provide darkness which helps the sprouting.
Keep the pot outdoors (if warm) or on a windowsill.
Next day uncover the pot and spray on some water and again cover it with the newspaper.
Repeat step 7 everyday until you see green leaves sprouting through the soil. Stop covering the pot as soon as the green leaves appear.
Everyday, water the pot lightly but adequately depending upon the season and also depending upon the pots used - whether they have holes or not. Beautiful green blades of grass will keep growing in height everyday.
As soon as the grass is about 8 inches tall (which usually happens around the 7th to the 9th day from the date of sowing) harvest the grass by cutting with a clean pair of scissors about 1/2" above the surface of the soil.
The harvested wheat grass is now ready to be chewed or juiced.
A second round of wheat grass will again grow in about 6 to 7 days with daily watering as before.
After the second harvest from the same pot, remove all the soil in the pot onto a newspaper- breakup all the roots and mix them with the soil.
The soil is now ready for reuse for a fresh sowing of wheat.