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Saturday, November 9, 2013

Wheatgrass Planting Project

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, 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 :-)


Unknown said...

Salute Salute!

ChloeRuoyi said...

Wow, I can imagine the joy! Wish i can do this too and if i ever get to successfully plant this one day, I think I would eat it whole instead of juicing it. Look too good to let even the smallest bit go to waste ;)

Ai Sakura said...

wow that's a lot! very good harvest :)

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

MeRy said...

Wow....they grow so well.

Mummy Gwen said...

Wow..very good. I can imagine how happy you are right now. :)

Chinneeq said...

looks really easy! can buy those cute cup with face and plant hair on it :)