Wheatgrass juice contains an abundance of nutrients. The seeds, also known as hard red winter wheat, germinate rapidly into beautiful greens that can be juiced; the juice is packed with vitamins, minerals, and chlorophyll. Be sure to save some seeds to sow for beautiful greenery in indoor containers for table centerpieces (especially to nestle eggs in at Easter!).
Botanical Name: Triticum aestivum
Days to Maturity: 10–15 days
Native: Unknown, in cultivation for over 5,000 years.
Plant Dimensions: 4″–6″ tall seedlings for juicing, but will grow to 4'.
Variety Information: Thin, soft, green, young leaves of the wheat plant, resembling grass.
Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Attributes: Good for Containers
When to Start Inside: Sow indoors any time of year. To hasten germination, soak seeds in water for 12 to 24 hours before sowing. Optimal soil temperature for germination is 60°–70°F.
Days to Emerge: 3–5 days
Seed Depth: 1/8″
Seed Spacing: ¼”
Thinning: Not required
Packet sows 24 square inches or one 6″ container. 380 seeds.