Mum, I see that you grow in vermiculite with kelp. Does that work really well for you? How much do you manage to grow from the kit you ordered?
I found this site:
which appears a little cheaper although the shipping is still crippling.
I also found this site which discusses the growing of wheatgrass outside as opposed to indoor growing, arguing that indoor growing is conducive to mold and causes nausea, headaches and hives.
If you click the link below you can read about that and a rebuttal from an indoor grower. Also if you click on the Evergreenjuices link you can see how they grow their wheatgrass.
I want to grow the best grass for Teddy.
BUT!! Momo has been nice enough to email me about this, apparently I have what I need right here in my freezer. I bought Wheatberries, it's just seeds?! I don't know for sure that it's the same, but I am going to try to grow some! :)
I bought it for bread making, I just thought it was something different. It might not work because it's been frozen, but if it doesn't work, I'll go buy more at "Noah's Ark".
Would it be better to plant it in pots if put outside, or directly into the ground? It is very dry here and we don't have any normal grass growing on our lot.
- I GAVE, dammit!
The 'mold' isn't supposed to be a problem anyway - just cut above it.
I really like growing in vermiculite too.
I'm sure one could grow it outside, but it gets so hot here in the summer (110 degrees), that I doubt I could get it going in the summer.
The only thing I don't like about leaving it outside is, we have found several slugs from time to time, not only is that icky to grab onto something slimey when you aren't expecting it, but one of them made it into my girls cage and I don't like that at all. So indoors you wouldn't have that problem.