Saturday, February 13, 2010


Hey all!!! Well, my first flat of wheatgrass is growing very well!!! I would say it'll be done in about 3-4 days! BUT, I may have to borrow my friend's wheatgrass juicer till mine get's here! I purchased the Healthy Juicer from I REALLY wanted the stainless steel one, but money played a huge part, so the Healthy Juicer it is!

 I also purchased some hydrogen peroxide and a spray bottle.  Apparently you can help not get mold by misting the grass with peroxide!  We'll see if it works!  So far, I see no signs of mold on the grass!  

The next thing I need to purchase when I go to town, is a few black trays without holes in the bottom!  I want to create a little "hydroponic" watering system so the roots are watered from the bottom up.  I'd also heard that this helps with the mold issue also.  Oh, and another thing I've been doing, is having a fan blow on the grass about half the day!  I'm getting excited to finally try my grass!!!  It looks so beautiful and green...and alive!!  YEA!!!  My second flat is still in it's "sprouting stage" and just starting to's about at 1/2 inch.  And my third batch is soaking.  I have them spaced about 3-4 days apart! We'll see how that goes!!!

I've also been juicing regular vegy's everyday!  I bought a Juiceman centrifugal juicer.  We juice carrots, apples, celery, kiwi, etc... and I haven't juiced a juice I don't like!

Now for the BAD news!  Had quite the spat with the Hubby the other day!  He bought WHITE BREAD, SUGAR CEREALS, AND FROZEN PIZZAS!  Gasp!!!!  OH NO HE DIDN'T!!!!  I had to show him all the horrible stuff on the labels!!!  I mean...COME ON!!!  I also purged the cabinets of taco seasonings with MSG in them!  I told him to take them to work and give them to one of  his employee's that he doesn't like! HEHEHE!!!  Ok...I know..that was BAD!  LOL   

Thursday, February 4, 2010

The Grass is here!!! The Grass here!!!!!

Well...I received my package from yesterday!!! I'd also ordered 5 pounds of flaxseed (as directed by the The Gabriel Method). It also bought the book ""Wheatgrass Nature's Finest Medicine" by Steve Meyerowitz" so that came with it too! There were five trays and 15 pounds of wheatgrass berries!

I spent all evening and morning reading that book! It WAS a good far as information on the discoveries of wheatgrass juicing, but I don't think it'd be a book I'd read again! It's basically a synopsis of people/scientists/dr's etc... who have discovered the benefits of wheatgrass throughout the past 100 years. There was a lot of information about the benefits of grass being included in several passages of the dead sea scrolls which were interesting. The biological make up and nutrient makeup of grass and a lot of information like that...but quite frankly...a real hard read, and nothing that I wouldn't (or haven't) found on the internet in my searches anyhow! So sadly, I'd have to your money and put it towards your wheatgrass juicer!! hehehe

Tonight I will start the seeds soaking, which will take approx. 8-12 hours, and plant my first batch tomorrow! I'll try to take pics of it as it grows! I THINK that I'll have to start new flats every two days or so, so that I have a continuous stock of wheatgrass! I'm soooooooo excited!!! I can't wait! One thing that I DID get from that book, is that I might want to get some powdered wheatgrass concentrate to supplement with. It won't contain the "live force" that my homegrown wheatgrass does...but according to that book, it DOES contain the majority of the nutrients and benefits as homegrown! We'll see!