To Grow Wheatgrass
my experience fresh wheatgrass is tons more potent than BarleyLife. I have
done both for a couple of years. BarleyLife is my alternative when I can't do
wheatgrass. [Note from Chet: Dr. Ben Kim's Greens is my super green
food of choice. Click here
of my friends have done BarleyLife and wheatgrass... the majority would say that
wheatgrass is more potent.
had one friend who takes BarleyLife daily try 1 oz. of wheatgrass juice. She had
to lie down on my sofa because her blood pressure dropped so rapidly with wheatgrass.
my dog BarleyLife for several years because he couldn't walk a straight line when
I would give him a few drops of wheatgrass juice. He regularly consumed 1 tablespoon
of BarleyLife with no reaction.
am giving you some negative experiences just to illustrate some instances which
really surprised me. You would think that if BarleyLife and wheatgrass were both
equally live foods then you would get the same results.
these experiences, I suggest using small amounts of wheatgrass juice at first
because it is super potent. I cringe when I see people lining up at a local juice
bar to try a couple of ounces of wheatgrass for the first time. I think the juice
bar employees should be trained to warn people to go slow. In my experience, it
is one of the most potent detoxers.
for the positives... most of my friends who do both BarleyLife and wheatgrass
would say that wheatgrass gives them more energy and positive results. However,
the consensus is that BarleyLife tastes better and no one would dispute that it
is more convenient.
isn't too difficult to grow barley or wheat grass. It just isn't as convenient
as BarleyLife. [Note from Chet: Dr. Ben Kim's Greens is my super
green food of choice. Click
here for details.]
is what I do:
the seeds in water for 6 to 12 hours. (Optional: Use a LITTLE bit of food grade
H2O2 in the water to increase the amount of seeds which will sprout.)
Mix organic top soil with peat moss (50/50 mix) and place in
a seed or cafeteria tray. (I purchase seed trays at K-Mart and cafeteria trays
at Big Lots. Sometimes I find recycled seed trays at gardening centers for free.)
The soil/peat moss mix should be 1 1/2 to 2 inches deep.
Drain the seeds and spread them over the soil. The seeds should
be touching each other but not overlapping.
Lightly sprinkle peat moss over the seeds to cover them.
Water the tray being careful to not distrub the peat moss and
Keep the trays in indirect sunlight for about 7 to 10 days and
continue watering as needed.
When the grass is about 7 inches tall, harvest and juice it.
the spring, summer and fall I grow wheatgrass on my deck and water my grass with
a garden hose. When I grew it in the house, it was a little messy but it wasn't
truly doesn't take a lot of time or effort to grow. It isn't like real gardening
where you have to watch out for diseases and insects. Mold is your only foe and
a little mold won't ruin your harvest (just cut above the mold).
people who are into growing things love to grow wheatgrass. If you are so inclined,
I highly recommend giving it a shot.
won't be as easy as sticking a spoon in BarleyLife but you might like the results
better. Growing your own will certainly save you money in the long run.
from Chet: Dr. Ben Kim's Greens is my super green food of choice. Click
here for details.]
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