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    Re: My wheat grass study and results.

    That sounds reasonable, that'll probably do a couple.

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    Re: My wheat grass study and results.

    Where did you purchase the seeds?

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    Re: My wheat grass study and results.

    I got them from Bulk Barn, which is canadian.

    Bulk food stores and whole foods would have them, same with a health food store, but they would be more expensive.

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    Re: My wheat grass study and results.

    I get my seeds WHEATGRASS SEEDS (1KG) (2.20462 lbs.) (Hard Winter Wheat Seeds) - $4.99 CAD (Approx. $5.09 USD) from :


    Search Results - Feel Good Natural Health Stores

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    Re: My wheat grass study and results.

    I see I am late on the thanking band wagon but anyways thank you so much! I recently bought some wheat grass when I adopted Norbu and decided I want to grow it because its a daily veggie and my piggies love it! So thank you so much for making my life a little bit easier by posting how to grow it and the best way to grow it! I am going to start a garden so I need to read up on how to grow everything and a little less research will certainly make my life easier when I already have so much to do!

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    Re: My wheat grass study and results.

    Oh, wow! That is sooo cool!

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    Re: My wheat grass study and results.

    Quote Originally Posted by sakee View Post
    you can spray plants with hydrogen peroxide to kill mold, not sure how that is for the piggies though, but I think people use it on edible plants
    Great idea! Anyone know if this is safe for the little piggies? Sounds like it could make a pan last longer!

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    Re: My wheat grass study and results.

    Can you sprout lentils the same way you sprouted your wheat berries?

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    Re: My wheat grass study and results.

    I think someone asked this before ut can't fine it.. Can they eat as much as they want? The are used to eating it but I take it away after about 5 - 10 mins..Thanks

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    Re: My wheat grass study and results.

    @aNervousFlower Hydrogen Peroxide is a harsh chemical, and yes it will kill the mold, but it will probably kill the grass too. And I wouldn't give it to the piggies, I wouldn't even use it on my self.

    @Mgmsguineapigs I'm sure you can sprout them the same way, sprouting is relatively easy! I sprouted a single dried pea once just to see what would happen. It takes longer then wheat berries though.

    @RodentRus Wheatgrass is an unlimited thing, it can even replace hay. As long as they're used to eating it, you can give them all they want (or as much as you can grow, in my case!)

    Sadly I haven't grown any lately because it's winter and my dad threw out the soil. Maybe I'll try using paper towels.

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    Re: My wheat grass study and results.

    Paper towels will work fine. I have some growing that way right now. You can also try a thinner kitchen towel, but I don't know what that would do to the towel in the long run.

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    Re: My wheat grass study and results.

    to grow the grass(like this) any type of the cat-grass type seeds work?

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    Re: My wheat grass study and results.

    What kinda of earth o you guys use to grow it? I use seed starter..


    Also:



    They look like the ones I order..But I never ordered my from ebay..

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    Re: My wheat grass study and results.

    What kind of earth do you use. I use seed starter..


    Quote Originally Posted by scruffytufty View Post
    Looks like that ones I order. But I don't order from ebay..

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    Re: My wheat grass study and results.

    @scruffytufty those look right!

    I'm going to try paper towel and see what happens.

    I just picked up a 2$ bag of black earth, It may have had compost mixed in. I didn't really pay attention to be honest.

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    Re: My wheat grass study and results.

    I just had an idea for anyone who knows anything about soil, could I mix some piggy poops into it and treat it as a compost for the grass maybe?

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    Re: My wheat grass study and results.

    I would pull compost out of your yard bin, where it has had a longer chance to break back down.

    For a long time I had worms for composting, and things grew amazingly well in that! (We still have the worms, but I moved them to our cottage.) I used to be growing grass all of the time... I think I need to plant some again.

    When I grow grass, I often just use paper towel, no soil. I think you have done an amazing job detailing a better way to grow and maintain the grass. Well done!

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    Re: My wheat grass study and results.

    Thank you I'm always up for an experiment so

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    Re: My wheat grass study and results.

    OK im doing 5 trays, The sprouting went great but after 12hours of spreading sprouts on soil I had cotton mold forming I did some research and my findings are:
    1. Grow in an area with moving air it reduce mold chances with 90% therefore im using the a/c as direct air source
    2. grow thin layers of sprouts
    3. Use baking soda with water to kill mold

    My grass is growing slower thanks to mold. I will come back with the results later

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