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Has anyone here had any experince in growing this?
I am thinking on trying this but my gardenig skills are limited and I heard it can rot very easy.
The madicinal benifits are supposed to be very good.
Thanks Jim
 
Dave Boehnlein
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I had great success growing wheatgrass in our greenhouse a couple years ago. If you just need enough for home use, this technique might work well for you.

Along the edge of the benches in the greenhouse I attached an old scrap chunk of plastic rain gutter. I filled it about half way with soil. Then I bought some wheatberries from the bulk section of the grocery store and seeded them thick. In a couple weeks I had plenty of wheatgrass growing. When it was done I found that it had rooted so well that I could simply grab a handful of grass stubble with a friend's help and slide the whole sod chunk out in one piece. I composted that and started again.

This was great because it was out of the way and took advantage of a space that wasn't being used. It was also getting water overshot from the greenhouse sprinkler system. I suspect someone could do the same thing on the railing of a south facing deck or along the top of a south facing retaining wall.

Good luck!
 
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What are the medicinal effects? What are side affects?
 
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hi!

wheatgrass: i worked in a juice bar for a couple years and read a whole book on the stuff. it was surprising in that the research, at least in this book, didn't seem very scientific, and after all, it is a very recent trend in the long view of human nutrition. The trend started in the sixties, I believe.

So with my admittedly skeptical look at wheatgrass, I still drink the stuff. It's like a powerpunch of vitamins and minerals in a condensed form. It obviously has lots of chloryphyll, which is said to boost the human counter-part, healthy red blood cells.

But, for vitamins and minerals in the lean time, winter/early spring, my personal intuition is that kitchen-grown sprouts or fermented foods are more easily assimilated, at least for my body. They also have a longer track record with humans.

Saying that, I wouldn't turn down a good shot of wheatgrass, especially combined with some sweet fruit juice that carries it well. Downright yummy and invigorating.
 
                                      
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permaculture.dave wrote:
I had great success growing wheatgrass in our greenhouse a couple years ago. If you just need enough for home use, this technique might work well for you.

Along the edge of the benches in the greenhouse I attached an old scrap chunk of plastic rain gutter. I filled it about half way with soil. Then I bought some wheatberries from the bulk section of the grocery store and seeded them thick. In a couple weeks I had plenty of wheatgrass growing. When it was done I found that it had rooted so well that I could simply grab a handful of grass stubble with a friend's help and slide the whole sod chunk out in one piece. I composted that and started again.

This was great because it was out of the way and took advantage of a space that wasn't being used. It was also getting water overshot from the greenhouse sprinkler system. I suspect someone could do the same thing on the railing of a south facing deck or along the top of a south facing retaining wall.

Good luck!



Great post! It's very nice. Thank you so much for your post.



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