wheat grass?

User avatar
WindeSpirit
Sewing for a Cause

Post   » Tue Mar 28, 2006 12:39 pm


Liquid kelp fertilizer Mum? Please don't say it's found in a health food place, that's in the city.

User avatar
Mum
I GAVE, dammit!

Post   » Tue Mar 28, 2006 12:48 pm


Nope, it got it online from the place I ordered the seeds, trays, and vermiculite!

http://www.sproutpeople.com/index.html

User avatar
WindeSpirit
Sewing for a Cause

Post   » Tue Mar 28, 2006 1:27 pm


Great link, Thanks!

User avatar
slfalzone

Post   » Sat Apr 22, 2006 3:34 pm


Okay, I was a good girl and didn't start a new thread, although maybe I should have. I have continued to buy Teddy's wheat grass from Whole foods, and really it's such a trek that I really must start growing.

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:

http://www.wheatgrassman.com/site/1538595/product/637-6774194

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.

http://www.cityfarmer.org/wheatgrass.html

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.

EllieMom

Post   » Sat Apr 22, 2006 5:13 pm


Do you ever get the cut wheat grass at Whole Foods? I think my girls are addicted to it. If I put out a salad with that in it, they'll root past the other greens until they've found every blade.

User avatar
whittibo

Post   » Sat Apr 22, 2006 5:28 pm


I buy a flat of wheat grass at the health food store, but if we don't use it fast enough it can go to waste pretty quickly. I do leave the flat outside when the weather is nice.

I just clicked on your link and was going to order a kit but they don't ship to California. *boo hoo*

User avatar
Mum
I GAVE, dammit!

Post   » Sat Apr 22, 2006 7:10 pm


I'm still working off the original kit I ordered. I love the vermiculite and the kelp. I have no mold problems - although our humidity is really low here - and it grows very quickly and beautifully from seed to full grass in about a week.

User avatar
whittibo

Post   » Sat Apr 22, 2006 7:20 pm


Mum, where did you get your kit?? That first place won't ship to California. :(

User avatar
Mum
I GAVE, dammit!

Post   » Sat Apr 22, 2006 7:55 pm


Huh? I ordered it from a place in San Francisco - was that not it?

I'm sure it was that place - that's teh leaflet I have on my fridge!

User avatar
whittibo

Post   » Sat Apr 22, 2006 8:29 pm


The first link that slfalzone posted goes to Dogwood gardens.. says "We cannot ship soil products into California" and I assume since the kit has soil products in it, that it won't be able to be shipped.

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".

User avatar
whittibo

Post   » Sat Apr 22, 2006 8:31 pm


DUH! I am an idiot! Never mind me Mum. I started reading at Slfalzone's post, didn't even see the link you posted. Just slap me now.. It's ok!

User avatar
Mum
I GAVE, dammit!

Post   » Sat Apr 22, 2006 8:31 pm


No, mine was the sproutpeople link!

You can't ship soil to california, so some kits can't be shipped. Mine is in California already, and uses vermiculite instead of soil.

User avatar
whittibo

Post   » Sat Apr 22, 2006 8:42 pm


Mum, have you ever tried buckwheat? Can pigs have that?

User avatar
Mum
I GAVE, dammit!

Post   » Sun Apr 23, 2006 2:13 am


No - and no idea:-p

Luv4piggies

Post   » Sun Apr 23, 2006 6:13 am


Is there a good way to grow the wheatgrass indoors without the mold and would it then be able to grow all year round? I do not have a green thumb, nor do we have much room outside on this mobile home lot.

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.

Thanks

User avatar
Mum
I GAVE, dammit!

Post   » Sun Apr 23, 2006 10:45 am


I grow mine indoors year round, and I don't have a problem with mold - but it is extraordinarily dry where I live.

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.

User avatar
whittibo

Post   » Sun Apr 23, 2006 11:20 am


I am going to try this in a few weeks when my current flat of grass is gone. I have been leaving the flat outside, even our old flat is growing again. I just put them near our flower bed that gets watered, so the grass gets watered too.

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.

Luv4piggies

Post   » Sun Apr 23, 2006 5:38 pm


Thank you both Mum and Whittibo. Ewww, slugs. That right there is a good enough reason to grow it indoors. Mum, I do not know how you stand the heat. It was nearly 104-106 some days last summer. So perhaps the drier weather is what helps the grass from not molding. Grass does not grow well here outside either. Thank you very much for the tips.

Post Reply
38 posts