One step wheatgrass?
I have read dozen of pages and posts about growing wheatgrass hydroponically. They all include at least 2 phases in the process, a sprouting phase and a growing phase. Is it possible to do the sprouting and growing in the same container? My goal is to reduce the amount of my time needed to grow wheat grass, and other leafy veggies as well. For example:
1. Rinse the seeds.
2. Put them into the tray, perhaps on a piece of burlap or thick paper towel to help keep the seeds in plac.
3. Put the tray into the "grower".
Lighting, watering schedule, water temp are all controlled atomatically. The grower uses a fine mist of water to first saturate the seeds. The water at this phase may be heated to produce faster sprouting and higher yields. There would be no light during this phase. After 18 hours of this treatment (or 2 days,3 days, etc however long for he seeds to sprout), the lights would come on, the water would no longer be heated and the watering schedule would be adjusted accordingly.
This kind of system would be more exensive than the less automated systems but it would require less of my time, so that I would have more time to grown more kinds of crops. If this required 2 or 3 more days to yield I would find that an acceptable trade off. If something like this would work, I can see it also being useful in growing other leafy vegetables that have really small seeds like leaf lettuce, etc
Thanks “pengyou” for starting threads related to growing wheatgrass hydroponically. It’s an informative and can be helpful for grower in future to grow wheatgrass hydroponically.
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