Grow Your Own Wheatgrass – Day 4
You should find your seeds have grown ‘tails’ that are a few times longer than the body of the seed itself. This means you are ready for planting, but if your seeds aren’t quite there, they should be by tomorrow.
So first up we’re going to take your trays (use 1 tray for every 1 1/2 cups of dry seed used) and fill them 3/4 full with the organic compost. Once that’s done you can sprinkle the sprouted seed over the compost ensuring an even distribution all the way to the edge (start with the edges and then fill the middle). It’s okay to have seed on top of each other, you’ll also find that there shouldn’t be any compost showing.
Next we need to thoroughly water the whole tray as it won’t be seeing any water or the light of day for the next few days. Once fully watered, cover with another empty tray. If you have more than one tray you can stack them up in this way. If you are using trays with holes in you will need to use bin liners to cover them as well as we don’t want the seeds getting any light at all.
I’m using a plastic box with a lid to put the trays in that completely cuts out the light. We’re going to leave the trays undisturbed for the next few days to allow the seeds to put down their roots and germinate further.