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There is a movement here in the states that fresh squezzed wheat grass is healthy for you. Too me it tastes just like liquid grass but hey whom am i to critisize when people are paying $10 for a tiny bag of it at a organic store.
So my question is if i had a bag of seed would i have to take each and everyone to germinate in a tin or wet paper towels, then stick each blade in the grow bed? Or can i go about it by just dropping them in the GB's on top like u do in dirt? My fear is that they will not germinate do to the level of fluid does not rise high enough. Any ideas?

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 Post subject: Re: Wheat Grass raising
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Do it in trays, if you google there are yout00bs and sites.

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Ive been thinking of doing something like this to feed my animals through summer, Its nothing new http://www.foddersolutions.org/technology I'll have to make my own version using aquaponics instead of hydroponics
I know your looking at human consumption but the same principals apply.

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 Post subject: Re: Wheat Grass raising
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My fear is that they will not germinate do to the level of fluid does not rise high enough. Any ideas?

thx jim


I think the only way to do it as already suggested is in trays.

Use a medium of 50/50 perlite/vermiculite and either:

1/ put them in a separate tray with AP water

2/ in the growbed making sure that the bottom of the tray gets wet on every flood cycle.

I grow my seed in this manner

cheers Lou


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 Post subject: Re: Wheat Grass raising
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You could always get a packet of seed and sprinkle it in a grow bed and see how much comes up. Then you would have your answer.

But if you do the seeding trays it might be easier for production purposes.

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no need for a medium, this would only become a contaminant, put enough seed in the tray and it becomes the medium.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3XFoph3a_g
PS this is an old Vid dont take notice of costs... electricity lets not go there :evil:

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 Post subject: Re: Wheat Grass raising
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This you tube vid shows how he dose it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UluPey05VEQ&feature=related
Also very interesting how hes heating his green house

Hmm thinking of buying a bag of barly :D

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Great You tube
I've never seen anything done like that before.

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We've been growing quite a bit of sprouted wheat and other grains for our chickens and rabbits.

We use seedling trays and lay a sheet of newspaper down, then spread the seed and water each day with water from an AP system in a watering can. Takes about a week to get large wheat though other seeds like different bird mixes takes a while longer.

This was planted a bit too thickly, not germinating as quickly or as well, we found about 1cm of wheat worked well for us.
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 Post subject: Re: Wheat Grass raising
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Here ya go... full instructions... even when to harvest
http://wheatgrassgreenhouse.com/growgrass.html

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