- Wheekness for Pigs
Our local grocery carries wheatgrass in little starter containers...about 6" x 6" in size...for about $2. They grow it using the soilfree method.
Thanks for the tips though...I think I'll try and grow some of my own.
Can you grow other things soil-free? I want to grow my own dill and parsley. Since I give these to my pigs sparingly, if I buy a bunch at the store, it goes bad too quickly. I thought if I could grow it myself, it would be better. If not, I'll just find some soil somewhere too.
- I GAVE, dammit!
I soak my seeds overnight, rinse well, soak again - and do this for about 3 days until they have about a 1/4 " sprout. Then I spread them out over the vermiculite and cover them until they grow a few inches tall. At that stage I take off the cover and let the sunlight turn them green.
It's important to go through the rinse process (about 3 times), because I believe this is what removes any contaminants.
- You are my sunshine
The best place to get the wheatgrass seeds is in the bulk section of a health food store. It's the hard, red, winter wheat that you need. It's much cheaper than the pre-assembled kits and it's usually organically grown.
I use flats from the garden stores. They have a criss cross cut out underneath which is good for drainage. I always line it with newspaper.
Amy0204 - wheatgrass doesn't like to be in direct sunlight. Perhaps that's why yours didn't grow well after you put it outside?