And for those who have grown wheat grass before, it'd be great if you could share the way you grow your wheatgrass too! Love to learn any tips!
Well first I rinse then soak my wheatgrass seeds in an air tight container, placed in a dark cupboard for about 12hours.
The green seedling trays in the photos, I got from a $2 shop, and it was only $2 AUD for 4 trays. I soak a piece of newspaper and place on the bottom of the tray. Then I even spread out the seeds over the newspaper.
I cover the tray and place in the warmest area of my house (my room) I spray with water 2-3 times a day to keep it moist, so it's easier to germinate and grow roots etc.
Once little green shoots appear, I can then leave the tray open, and using a spray bottle, I spray once a day. During this time I keep it in an area of the house where there is some sunlight.
After about 7-10days, its a fully grown tray of grass! For piggies that like to tug out the grass, its best to trim off the grass and feed to them seperately rather than eating straight from the tray. I'm not sure, but I doubt it's good for them to eat the seeds and roots!
And it's ready to serve!
After the flat is finish, jsut roll up the newspaper below and throw away!
Does anyone else grow their grass this soiless way too? Or any tips to share?
I used to buy the flats and let me pigs go nuts. I never worried about seeds and roots being bad for them. Where did you hear that?
Now I grow wheatgrass in containers on my front porch which is fairly easy but I have to cut the grass to give it to the pig. I'd rather let them graze so I like the big flats.
Some pigs will eat the roots and everything, some are picky and will only eat the green part.
You can also plant w/o dirt in platic cups with a piece of wet scrunched up paper towel and sprinkle the seeds on top.
And you don't really need those green trays, I had grown some on a plate twice too!! Or maybe someone can try a rectangle shape baking tray?!
I'll post some photos later of the plate of grass and the seeds that I have. Though I'm not sure where to get the seeds from, because it was a friend that gave them to me. They're suppose to be really cheap and obtainable from produce stores.
Whittibo- When I grew them on a plate, in the first stage (before sprouting) I just covered the plate with a lid! The lid or any cover is just to keep the moisture level high and warm, like a green house type effect.
Here's a pic of my plates of grass, its a bit eaten at so looks a bit raggered, but none the less, it shows it can be done!
Two White piggies- I'm glad I can help and good luck with it!
I wet the paper towel down 3x a day. More if I remember. I forgot to soak the rye, but it's sprouting fine. I did soak the wheat overnight before putting it on the paper towels.
Sorry to go off on a tangent.