The best part about growing your own wheat grass is that you can gift these to the people you love !!!! I strongly recommend the Tulsi plant as an excellent choice too, but these look so pretty that they surely are choice number 1.
Now, its not as simple as just burying the seeds in the mud. Though that works too, ofcourse. But we are trying to make sure its not a fluke and a bit more sustainable. So, take your seeds and soak it overnight in plain water.
Once they are nice and soaked put them in a sprout maker, like I did, or just wrap it in a muslin cloth and let it sit for a day again. What we are trying to do here is germinate the wheat. Keep the muslin nice and moist. What you’ll see after some time is that the seeds come to life and start sprouting.
Once that is done.We are ready to make the home for our seeds. Take a nice shallow container. You can use anything from a chocolate or cookie box to the cheese container or anything else that you feel you can reuse or recycle.
Take a sharp knife or a nail and make little holes in the bottom of this box. Why we need to do this? Basically so that any excess water doesn’t end up clogging the container making it difficult for our seeds to breathe and grow. If the box you are using is not as easy to pierce, heat up the tip of your knife on the gas stove flame and then just gently poke the bottom of the container with it slowly melting the plastic away leaving a nice perforation to drain excess water.
Then, place the lid of the container under it. And this is why we need the lid – it works as a tray so that if the water drains out, it doesn’t create a mess. Once the lid is securely placed, tumble in some mud into the container.
Once its 3/4 full stop and then place your germinated seeds in their beautiful cradle of Mother Earth . See to it they are all spread evenly, neither overcrowding nor too sparse and then tuck them in with some more mud. may be an inch more.
Water it nicely and if you plan to leave it out in the open, cover it up with muslin cloth so that birds don’t pick on them before they are ready.
On the second day you should be able to see some of them sprouting and now give them some more love and care by watering and showing the glorious sun outside, so that they are ready.
Watch them grow.
Tada!!!! they’re done. You can use them in smoothies or teas but they work best if you can share them with your friend. So go ahead, try it out and let me know how it works for you. Do remember to like and share this post if you want to receive these as gifts from your friends. You know, good karma will come around. Also check out my new videos on my YouTube channel. They are quite cool and funky!!!!