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im interested in growing wheat grass. does anyone have any experience with it? is it pretty easy to grow?

do i have to buy a special juicer or is there a more hands-on method?

any advice would help

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I grow wheat grass in pots for my cats. It's easy. I have no idea
about juicing it.

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im interested in growing wheat grass. does anyone have any experience
with it? is it pretty easy to grow?

do i have to buy a special juicer or is there a more hands-on method?

any advice would help


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bate181 wrote:
im interested in growing wheat grass. does anyone have any experience
with it? is it pretty easy to grow?

do i have to buy a special juicer or is there a more hands-on method?

any advice would help


Very easy to grow home. Done before and I`ll start very soon again.
Use organic mulch.

Never use electrical juicer, it trows away " the energy or light " from
the juice.

www.annwigmore.org
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On Thu, 02 Mar 2006 22:13:43 GMT, Steven wrote:

On Thu, 02 Mar 2006 20:57:13 GMT, jiikoo
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Never use electrical juicer, it trows away " the energy or light " from
the juice.


What do you use?


I grow it in shallow pearlite in a planting tray. The pearlite should
be barely moist and the wheatberries should be soaked overnight before
spreading them on top of the pearlite. I usually put a little kelp
meal in the pearlite. A sunny window works for light. You will need
several trays going if you want much juice.
I use a Solostar juicer. I am tempted by wheatgrass only juicers as
only a little increase in efficiency would be worth it as the whole
process is pretty tedious. My Solostar will juice other things though
while the dedicated wheatgrass juicers wont.

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Are wheatberries same as the ones used for cover crops? Is wheatgrass
just young wheat plants?



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bate181 wrote:
im interested in growing wheat grass. does anyone have any experience
with it? is it pretty easy to grow?

do i have to buy a special juicer or is there a more hands-on method?

any advice would help


Growing and juicing your own wheat sprouts is not only decorative and
fun, but also highly nutritional. Wheatgrass is full of vitamins,
minerals and amino acids. The juice has many health benefits due to the
high concentration of chlorophyll, Vitamins B-12, B-6, K & C, and
beta-carotene.

Wheatgrass has the following properties:
·Detoxifies the liver
·Cleanses the colon
·Leads to a tangible energy boost
·Boosts the immune system
·Purifies blood as Chlorophyll has similar molecular structure to
hemoglobin - a component of blood
·Very rich in chlorophyll
·Contains 97 enzymes, vitamins, phytochemicals and minerals made
famous in the US by Dr. Ann Wigmore in treatment of cancer
·Experience less colds as your resistance to infection increases
·Contains more protein per once than beef
Wheatgrass earned its reputation from people with terminal illnesses
who took it at the eleventh hour after conventional medicine left them
with no hope. In the 1970s Dr. Ann Wigmore opened the Hippocrates
Health Institute in Boston, nourishing terminally ill patients back to
health with fresh squeezed wheatgrass. (See her story below)

Dr. Charles F. Schnabel (1895~1974) chemist and agriculturalist, knew
from his work with his farm animals and his research in the laboratory
that wheatgrass boosts nutrition, builds good blood and strengthens
immunity. More recently, there are many studies demonstrating the
nutrition of grass foods, using both clinical evidence and
testimonials.

In the US there are numerous healing centers where wheatgrass plays a
key role in the diet. There are courses run in the UK by proponents of
wheatgrass and raw, living foods
Wheatgrass has long been used like a herbal medicine ~ for its
therapeutic and nutritional properties. Although wheat is the most
popular, barley, oats and rye are equally potent.

I have grown it and have seen others do it. Wheatgrass is just young
wheat plants and is quite easy to grow. You can use any type of
container but regular nursery flats are most often used for those who
grow for juice. These flats minimize the amount of soil that is used
and maximize your surface area for cropping. It is best to provide
drainage by using a flat with holes in the bottom but if you are
careful not to overwater then you can use a flat without drainage.

Any type of soil will probably do. Any potting mix will be fine. You
might even use your own compost or garden soil. The grass won't be in
the flat very long and the soil mostly serves to anchor the plants.
Most of the nutritional benefit to be gained is within the seeds. The
grass will not extract much nutrients from the soil in the short amount
of time they are there.

Yu can buy organically grown berries in bulk at your natural foods
co-op. You soak them over night and then apply a layer one seed thick
to a flat partially filled with soil. Then cover the seeds with a
shallow layer of soil. The need some light in order to grow so find a
sunny window.

You can harvest any time u like. Use a scissors to clip the grass
close to the soil. You will be able to make two or more clippings
before the grass stops growing or becomes unsavory. Then you can
either dump the flat in the compost or you can also plant it out in yur
garden.

Most folk use a deadicated juicer because wheatgrass is quite stringy
and will clog most regular juicers. Wheatgrass juicers are almost all
hand cranked, not electric. Here is one: http://healthyjuicer.com/

ANN WIGMORE
Poor health led Ann Wigmore to discover the value of raw foods for
herself. Twenty Six Years ago she established the Hippocrates Health
Institute in Boston (USA). The oldest holistic health clinic in
America, it takes 25 people at a time on two-week courses to teach them
how to be their own doctor ~ and there's a waiting list.

"Man is the only animal", says Dr. Ann in her categorical way, "who
cooks his food. Primitive people still eat their food mainly raw, and
if you watch any animal who is ill or in pain, it will go straight for
to what is living and growing ~ grass."

It took years of patient trials on herself, when she was ailing from
ills like arthritis and colitis, to establish just which was the best
grass. Wheat won the approval first from 2 animals first, a kitten and
a cocker spaniel, who ran to it in preference to the others.

Dr. Ann Wigmore trusted their intuition. She juiced the grass, which
she'd grown herself, and "my shattered health experienced a miraculous
recovery. Whereas before I was unable to work more than a few hours a
day because of exhaustion and nervousness, the wheatgrass seemed to
bring new alertness and energy into my body. No task seemed to be too
difficult and work became a pleasure instead of a chore."

"Friends agreed to try it. Without exception they all experienced more
alertness, freedom from pain, peaceful sleep and longer working hours
spent undisturbed by tired muscles or drowsiness."

Most of the people who have followed in Dr. Ann's footsteps and taken
the sprout and juice "cure" (the Hippocrates Diet program is its
official title) have been as ill as she was. People come from all over
the world to stay two weeks at the institute, some having been "given
up" by medical science.

Ann Wigmore went further than any naturopath, vegetarian or raw food
addict. Cell Toxemia, due to nutritional deficiency , she believes, is
the only disease in western man. All our degenerative illnesses are the
result of this process. Warnings such as fever, swellings and frequent
colds are usually suppressed until more serious complications arise.

Basic deficiencies, says Dr. Ann, come from cooked food and from the
chemicals that we pile into our system.

So how do wheatgrass sprouts alleviate this situation? At the
Hippocrates they assert that it's a question of life force. The sprouts
are, says Dr. Ann, "a tremendous source of life-giving enzymes."

One cancer patient came to the Hippocrates Health Institute for just a
day to learn how to grow the sprouts for himself. He went away and
followed everything they taught him and his cancer disappeared. For Ann
Wigmore the supreme value of eating living foods destroys all other
arguments. "It reduces food costs, cooking time and sleep time. Your
mental condition improves, you have more energy and it prevents
physical problems. You can be completely self-sufficient in food. It's
a survival program, "she stresses

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Steven wrote:
On Thu, 02 Mar 2006 20:57:13 GMT, jiikoo
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Never use electrical juicer, it trows away " the energy or light " from
the juice.



What do you use?


Mine is like healthyjuicer but it is from Czech. Old fashion model made
pure steel.
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On 3 Mar 2006 07:01:37 -0800, "James" wrote:

Are wheatberries same as the ones used for cover crops? Is wheatgrass
just young wheat plants?



Yes



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