How’s your wheatgrass experiment going?

After day three you won’t need your cover tray or brown bag on sprouts.

Continue to Water trays twice a day for seven days.

Sunny spots are okay, but AVOID DIRECT SUNLIGHT ON THESE BABY PLANTS

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Wednesday
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seeds must be kept moist after planted, so they are covered and watered daily. If the seed is in a puddle of water, it is in anaerobic conditions and will not survive. If you are planting on soil, the soil will not only provide nutrients, but also hold a healthy capacity of water and air.
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Tuesday: The tiniest of root hairs cover each white seed radicle that emerges.
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before planting in trays, wheat seeds are soaked over a 8-10 hour period, then rinsed and drained three times over a 12 hour period, and they will begin to germinate.

Harvest and Juice to drink liquid sunshine


Our recommended resources :

BOTANY

North Dakota AgMag, parts of the wheat plant and the seed worksheet:  https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/agmag/agmag-3.pdf

ENGINEERING

How it’s Made, Shredded Wheat Cereal, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWFFXuhvkKA
A fun video that shows how machinery turns whole grain wheat into shredded cereal.

How Stuff Works, Wheat, https://youtu.be/F4VoVLlyuS0?t=12m47s
A short excerpt from 12:47-15:37, “What puts the whole in whole wheat” – shows video of mills and how they turn grains into flour

HISTORY

The Origins of Civilization:  Gobekli Tepe and the Domestication of Wheat HD & Subtitle   “The first people to make bread…a turning point in world history”  https://youtu.be/9qyD3EjU0Gg
(can fast forward to minute 4:35 to shows closeup of grains and how they changed. and 7:38 to show it being farmed and worked into dough)

HOW TO & FAQ

With photos of what it looks like each day and when to harvest:  http://www.wheatgrassgreenhouse.com/how-to-grow-wheatgrass.html

Wheatgrass planting and care method
Hippocrates Health Institute https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WUX2kn3Qrc

please email your questions to Ms. D youth.director@gecgreenwich . org

SPECIAL NOTE for gluten allergies: Although wheatgrass does not contain gluten, the wheat seed does.

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