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When we first started out we used regular black plastic growing trays and either vermicomposting castings or high quality organic soil to grow our wheatgrass. This was a very successful method. However, we have since switched to the system pictured here. This is the same growing system we had on display in our greenhouse. It can be used with or without soil. It is neat and takes up very little space in the house. (Which is where we grow our wheatgrass) We use this system without soil. Of course you get lots of great nutrients from high quality soil and if you were planning to grow a plant to a more mature stage we would absolutely recommend soil. However, for sprouts or young seedlings like wheatgrass the nutrients they need are all right there in the seed itself and the soilless method is just much easier to maintain. We have done both and like both, however in the reality of a busy life we find the soilless method is more realistic for us. What we love about this growing system is that it can be used with or wothout soil, so if we want to use  soil we can still grow with this system, it takes up such a small amount of space because of its stacked design and it has a neat appearance that looks nice in our home. We also grow other sprouts using this system. We love it and cannot recommend highly enough!

Tribest SM-350 Sproutman Wheatgrass Grower

When we were growning our wheatgrass and sprouts in black plastic trays we would plant the sprouted seeds in a black plastic tray with holes as pictured below, then set that tray into a black plastic tray without holes so that the excess water had somewhere to go besides on our table surface.

Tray with holes:

5 Pack of Durable Black Plastic Growing Trays (with holes) 21″ x 11″ x 2″ – Planting Seedlings, Flowers, Wheatgrass

Tray without holes:

5 Pack of Durable Black Plastic Wheatgrass Growing Trays (Without Holes) 21″ X 11″ X 2″ – Flowers, Seedlings, Plants

We purchase most all of our sprouting seeds from The Sprout House. You will want to use Hard Red Winter Wheat seeds for growing wheatgrass.

The Sprout House Hard Wheat for Wheatgrass Organic Sprouting Seeds 5 Pounds Bucket – Wheatgrass Juice, Sprouting Seed, Grinding Wheat for Flour, Ornamental WheatGrass, Storage Wheat, Cat Grass

We like this book:

The Complete Guide to Growing and Using Wheatgrass: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply, Including Easy-to-make Recipes (Back-To-Basics Gardening)


If you would like to learn more about the benefits of wheatgrass and the methods for growing and juicing it join us for one of our Today’s Abundant Living Classes on Wheatgrass.

We love and use Diatomaceous earth for many purposes around our home. If you use diatomaceous earth, make certain to purchase high quality Food Grade Diotaomaceous Earth.

Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth 10 lb. by Natures Wisdom

Photos by Terri Jones Photography

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