Sunday, May 2, 2010

Day 40

Mary Mary quite contrary how does your WHEATGRASS grow?
Who has skills? I need to grow pretty large quantities of wheatgrass, since I make a shot every day that uses the amount of grass in one large square unit. So that means I will be purchasing a grow light and Jeff will be constructing me a little planting bench in the garage. Just what I've always wanted, so YAY!
So if anyone knows how to sprout and grow a large amount of wheatgrass then I am in need of some assistance:)

Today is hang out with Tiff and Jay day!!! 2nd try, since last nights episode didn't go over so well :)

Love and peace and light to you all,

Time to go play for a while today, then it is grilled veggies and fish by our new fire cauldron with some good friends.



  1. Hey Laura,
    Have you seen this site? This looks like a really fun lasagna recipe.

    Thought you might like to look around this site. Also, we have a grow light set up at our house and we just moved our tomatoes outside, so we could grow some grass if it would help. Let me know.
    Suck it wanky cancer!

  2. I would love if you grew some grass for me, although I don't know when I would get it :) I am a fixin' to go check out that lasagna recipe next. Take care and LOVE YOU!

    cancer can suck it!

  3. Hi Laura,
    I *think* I told you this, but when I lived in the Bay Area, I ran a wholesale wheat grass juice company, selling to health food stores in Berkeley and Oakland. Pretty funny... growing up in eastern WA, moving to SF, only to find myself farming wheat! My plots were all grown outside on a lot, year round. (And the lot was blessed with a huge avocado tree too! YUM!) It's been many years, but I will do my best to remember all of the steps....
    Depending on the season, start with organic summer or winter wheat berries. I found the best prices at a feed store. Soak them for a minimum of 24 hours in warm water.
    Rototill the old/cut grass and any good organic compost back into the soil. Water well.
    Spread the soaked grain thickly over the soil so you can just barely see the dirt between the grains.
    Cover with BLACK plastic for a few days, (right over the grains, held down with big rocks at the corners). Check daily for molds, slugs, or any other critters. The tarps hold in the heat and helps the grains to sprout and set out roots. When the white sprouts are 1/4 - 1/2" tall, replace the black plastic cover with medium weight clear plastic for another (minimum) four days to a week. This keeps it warm for fast growing, holds in the water and keeps the birds from eating the seeds.
    You can either leave the clear plastic over it until you harvest, or, if it's too hot and begins to burn the grass, once it reaches 2" or so, take the plastic off and just let it grow til harvest time (best tasting = 5 - 6", then it starts to get bitter).
    I had a homemade electric heavy duty juicer. Hand-crank juicers are a LOT of work, but for 2 - 4 oz/day, will probably work for you, and are FAR less expensive. You will get the hang of how much to put through at a time pretty quickly. They jam up easily if you try to put through too much grass at a time.
    The grass can be cut (I used a knife just above the soil) and stored in the fridge for a few days if it's growing faster than you need it.
    You'll learn how much and how often you need to soak seeds/plant a new plot to keep it coming at a steady rate.
    Please let me know how it goes and feel free to write if you have any questions.
    Love and prayers to you,