Wheatgrass

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Soak: 12 - 24 hours
  • Germination time: 1 - 2 Days
  • Harvest time: 6-10 Days
  • Colour: Green
  • Flavour: Very strong taste - bitter with a hint of sweetness
  • Nutrients: Potassium, dietary fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E (alpha tocopherol), vitamin K, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, pantothenic acid, iron, zinc, copper, manganese, and selenium.

Wheatgrass is fast and easy to grow. Great in smoothies and juices or straight as a shot. 

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Instructions:

Soak your Wheatgrass seeds for 12 - 24 hours

Sow the seeds on your prepared Nubox surface and cover with a very moist paper towel. Place a weight in the top tray. Leave for 1 to 2 days until the shoots have built a good root system and push the top tray up about 1cm. 

On day 2 or 3, remove the weight and flip the top tray to create a blackout dome. Leave for one day to allow the grass to straighten up and stretch slightly. 

After 24 hours place your Nubox on a sunny windowsill or under another lightsource. Wheatgrass can also thrive out of direct sunlight.  

Bottom water by lifting the green tray up and pouring approximately 100ml of water into the base tray. Wait 10 minutes for the water to absorb fully before deciding to add more. 

Be careful not to overwater as waterlogged roots will kill off your plants. 

Harvest from day 6 onwards. A good indicator for harvest is when a second smaller blade of grass appears to split from the larger blade.