I started my Wheatgrass Planting Project last weekend -
Step 1 - Buy Wheat Berries
Got mine from BMS Organics for RM 11.90
Step 2 - Soak Wheat Berries overnight.
Err.... forgot to take photo.
Step 3 - Sprout Wheat Berries
After soaking overnight, I rinsed the wheat berries and wrapped them in a moist towel. Rinsed again that evening and twice more the following day. Nothing happened after the first 3 rinses, but when I opened the towel after the 4th rinse, I was thrilled when I saw the berries have sprouted. Yay!
Step 4 - Sowing
I got a bag of black soil from Ace Hardware for RM 2.50. Then sowed and watered my sprouts. Covered with newspaper for the next 2 days.
1 day after sowing - Green shoots. Yay!!!!!
2 days later (no need to cover with newspaper already)
Need to water twice daily. Elyssa was more than happy to help.
--actually, when I picked her up from my parent's place one day, she told me that she was looking forward to go home to check on the wheatgrass progress. Haha.
Today's pic - 4 or izzit 5 days after sowing. Lost track a bit. hehe.
So nice and green!
Erin with the water spray. (the watering process is a source of entertainment for them!)
Little Miss Poser :-)
Probably need another 4 days before I can harvest them for my wheatgrass juice. But super happy with the project already. Every morning, we happily go downstairs to check on the progress. (with Elyssa exclaming : "Mummy, it has grown TALLER"). First thing when we come home is to again check on the progress (yes, with Elyssa saying : "Mummy, look...it has grown even TALLER")
I don't think I've ever planted anything by myself before, so I am thrilled!! Good nature lesson for the girls too. Gonna plant choy sam next :-)