The seeds I choose are hard red winter wheat (spring wheat is good too) are very inexpensive (about $1-1.5 per pound), you can find them online or grocery store as food. You only need 1-1.5 ounce wheat berries to grow a tray of fresh wheat-grass in less than 10 days.
I use two layers of trays, so that I only need to add water to lower tray every 4-6 days, but the tissue paper could continuously suck water and keep the upper tray damp but not soggy. You can use professional trays, or just use any disposable food container with lid as the two layers.
Benefits and side-effects of wheat-grass
There are many reports and testimonials about the benefits of wheat-grass. Personally, I believe it must be a good source of fiber, vitamins and chlorophyll (higher contents than other vegetables), but I haven't experienced any medical healing. However, I have experienced dizziness and stomach upset which are believed to be initial symptoms of de-toxification (remove harmful toxins from your body).
What you need?
- hard red wheat berries
- double-layered trays (product link)
- facial tissue paper or kitchen towels
- sunlight (no direct)
Step1: Soak seeds in plenty of water for 24 hours (change water every 8-12 hours)
Step2: Put tissue paper on upper tray, leave one side of paper long enough to tuck into lower tray
Step3: Spread the soaked seeds as one layer
Step4: Add water into lower tray (make sure part of the paper reach into water)
Step5: Cover with paper for 2 days, then, for 3 more days, cover with paper or cloth to make a dark and wet environment, but make sure the paper not touch the seeds (to avoid any root grow upward instead of downward because they tend to seek water themselves) Leave it grow for 5-7 days. Again pick and throw any seed not grow well (otherwise it will get spoiled).
Step6: Add water once the lower tray is dry
Step7: Put in bright environment for 4 days (no direct sunlight)
Step8: Cut them and make juice (with any fruit)