I am finally a proud new owner of Sproutman’s Soil-Free Wheatgrass Grower!
For the past six months or so, I’ve been doing a lot of research on growing my own wheatgrass.
I already knew all the health benefits of wheatgrass, and have even purchased frozen and powdered wheatgrass from Whole Foods.
But now…it was time to grow my own!
I decided on Sproutman’s Soil-Free Wheatgrass Grower for several reasons:
- “Sproutman” is the leading authority on growing wheatgrass. He KNOWS his wheatgrass!
- I needed something that would work in my small kitchen – that didn’t take up a lot of space
- I needed something that was EASY – for a beginner
- I needed something that didn’t need to be connected to a kitchen faucet or water source
- I needed something reasonably priced +/- $100
- I wanted something that wouldn’t be an eye-sore in my kitchen
- I really liked the fact that the grass could be grown without soil
When my wheatgrass grower came in, I was really excited, but a little nervous to tackle something new.
So the box sat there for a day or so.
Then I decided to dive in. My 6 year old son actually put the unit together, it was that easy.
The one I ordered was the basic model with 3 trays. Another great feature is that you can add more trays if you need to (up to 10 high), which wouldn’t take up any additional counter or floor space – only vertical space.
It measures 19 3/4″ L x 13 3/4″ D x 23 1/4” H and is about the same size as a tall kitchen garbage can.
The wheatgrass grower comes with the following items:
- 3 clear greenhouse covers
- 3 black germination lids
- 3 growing trays
- 3 soil-free seedling flats
- 3 plastic sheets
- 3 shelf baskets
- 8 standing columns (for the assembly of the frame)
- 4 white caps (for the assembly of the frame)
- 4 black feet (for the assembly of the frame)
- 1 spray bottle
- 1 bag of seeds (certified organic)
This is basically everything you need to get started.
And getting started is so easy!
The instructional booklet (with color photos) has instructions to grow the grass with or without soil.
Of course, I choose the soil-free version because I need to keep things simple.
Either way you choose, you first need to soak the dormant seeds to begin the sprouting stage.
This was simple enough and was a 1-3 day process which you can read about on my post How To Grow Wheatgrass.
Here’s a nice little video of “The Sproutman” describing his wheatgrass grower:
And lastly, I wanted to share with you two great books I purchased that introduce you to the awesome health benefits of wheatgrass juice, growing and juicing tips and more.
These books are a must-have if you are new to the wheatgrass scene:
And while I’m certainly no expert on growing wheatgrass, I did find a website that had lots and lots of good information at www.sproutpeople.com.
If you go to youtube, the “Sproutman” has a lot of informational and tutorial videos to show you how to grow wheatgrass if you are the kind of person that likes to learn from watching instead of reading.
He’s really funny to watch too!