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Day Two Wheat Seed

Day Two Close-up

Day Three Wheat Seed

Day Three Close-up

Day Four Close-up

Day Five Close-up

Day Eight Root System

Joint / Split - Time to Harvest

Dry Wheat Seed

Sprouted Wheat Seed

Day One Wheat Seed

Day One Close-up

Ok, here it grows... Tongue out Spend as little as $1 - $2 per week to have your very own wheatgrass juice at home. All you need is a separate wheatgrass juicer. You can grow wheatgrass INDOORS, in a planting tray, flower pot, cup, etc... without mold no matter where you live in the world. I do suggest always growing wheatgrass in soil rather than hydroponically (no soil). Growing indoors or outdoors doesn't change the actual grass itself. Visit our store at the 'STORE' link in the menu. You may order your own "How to Grow" DVD by Michael Bergonzi (updated in 2009) from this website store. The DVD includes how to grow wheatgrass, sunflower, pea greens and buckwheat. (Pea Greens can be grown the same way as wheatgrass!) Separate sprouting DVD will include all different kinds of sprouts (mung beans, whole lentils, fenugreek, alfalfa, broccoli, clover, garbanzo beans, adzuki, quiona, millet, etc...) which are all grown hydroponically, i.e. without soil. If you are in need of more help after watching the DVD, phone consultations can be purchased here or Michael will be happy to answer all your questions via email or from the 'contact us' link in the menu.


To begin, you will need some growing trays... There are the small trays, which are 10"x10" use approx 1 cup (½ pound) of seed and will yield up to 10 ounces of juice. Or there are the large trays, which are 17"x17", use up to 2 cups (one pound) of seed and will yield up to 20 ounces of juice per tray. The large trays should produce almost 2 pounds of wheatgrass. One pound of wheatgrass = approx. 12 ounces of juice when using the Healthy Juicer. Don't forget that you can grow wheatgrass in a flower pot as well, or any other container that will hold some soil in it ... some soil of any kind: potting mix, top soil, potting soil, (FYI: at times, organic compost in a bag may be too acidic and your wheat seeds will not grow as well. Please read in detail about the reason I will always grow wheatgrass on soil, never hydroponically).... and some wheat seeds. *Remember: Seeds to grow in soil (with trays, pots, etc...) are hard winter (or spring) wheat seeds for wheatgrass, small black or black oil sunflower seeds for sunflower greens, snow or speckled pea seeds for pea greens and whole buckwheat (with the shell) for buckwheat lettuce greens. Seeds that you can grow hydroponically are alfalfa, broccoli, clover, radish, garlic, onion, mustard, chia, etc. These will grow into the micro greens. And then you can also sprout and eat adzuki beans, mung beans, whole red or green lentils, fenugreek, garbanzo, etc. **SEE HOW TO SPROUT CHART AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE.


The basics to get you started:

  1. Soak your hard winter wheat seed (also called wheatberries, please stop calling them berries, they are SEEDS! thanks!) overnight or 8-12 hours. Hard spring wheat will also work, however, at times, the winter wheat is a better choice. They are the same seed, just harvested at the farm a different time of the year. 
  2. Sprout the seed in a jar for the next 16-24 hours, rinsing the seed well three times a day, before work, after work & before bed or before school, after school and before bed... some of you may have gotten that joke and are laughing right now!! 
  3. Plant the seed after a very short "tail" is visiable, on top of the soil (basic potting mix or top soil will work fine, peat moss is an important ingredient to look for in your soil. If you have to add peat moss the mix is 1 part peat moss/3parts soil) filled half-way up the tray. Do not bury the seeds under the soil. But you will need to cover them up to keep them wet. 
  4. Water tray, heavily but gently, once in the morning and then cover seed to keep from drying out for the first three days. Another tray can be used that will go right on top of the seed, either empty or full with soil (you won't hurt the seeds), or a black piece of plastic. The cover is to keep the seeds wet. 
  5. During the first three days of growth, water once a day, heavy but gentle, in the am and really soak the soil (when the tray drips it's a good sign you are watering enough) and then lightly mist your seed in the pm, before bed (lift cover off to mist seed). 
  6. On the fourth day, uncover grass (roots should begin to take over your soil), water heavily once a day and keep the grass in the shade (never direct sunlight). If you can 'see' in the room where you are growing and do not have to turn on a light, then there is plenty of light for your grass to green up. In the winter months, if you have to keep the grass inside a room where there are no windows, you may just have to change the light bulbs in that room to full / wide spectrum lights. Leave them on as the sun would be out. Visit www.ottlite.com for more details on these lights. 
  7. For mold problems, increase your air circulation with a fan or A/C to keep temp between 60-80 degrees. Please also visit the 'FAQ' link and read all about MOLD and Wheatgrass. I have the answers you are looking for! Trust me!! 
  8. Harvest grass when a second blade of grass appears or when the grass 'splits / joints' toward the bottom of the blade (average growing time is 7-12 days depending on the weather, but still always watch for the second blade of grass as you can never judge by how many days it has been growing or how tall the grass is). A pair of scissors works great to cut the grass. Harvest really low and right above the seed. *Remember it is always better to harvest your wheatgrass sooner rather than later!! The older it gets, the more bitter it tastes. Read the blog at 'Michael's Blog' link. 
  9. Only harvest one time... that cut grass will store in the fridge for up to 7 - 14 days. Use the 'green bags' (coming soon for sale in our store) and be sure that your fridge is cold, 38-40 degrees. Once you harvest, then start process all over again with new seed and soil. It will grow back a second time, however, it will have lost 50-75% of it's nutritional value. Wheat is an annual seed, so the first growth is the one you want. The second can be given to your animals!!! (Or as an implant! and again, some of you are now laughing!!)


These are just some hints on growing. Refer to the video for detailed instructions. You can purchase more supplies from the STORE link above (seeds, small & large planting trays, racks and fresh sprouts / grass) to begin growing your own at home.


GROWING PAC A: 5 lbs. of Wheatgrass Seeds, 4 Small Planting Trays, Sprouting Pitchers, (*8 lb. bag of soil has been removed due to weight / shipping costs) and complete instructions! ONLY $29.95


 



GROWING PAC B: 10 lbs. of Wheatgrass Seeds, 6 Large Planting Trays, Sprouting Pitchers, (*8 lb. bag of soil has been removed due to weight / shipping costs), Greenhouse / Growing Rack, Michael's Wheatgrass Growing DVD and complete instructions! ONLY $119.00

 




GROWING PAC C: 5 lbs. of Wheatgrass Seeds, 5 lbs. Sunflower Seeds, 5 lbs. Snow Pea Seeds, 6 Large Planting Trays, 3 sets of Sprouting Pitchers, (*8 lb. bag of soil has been removed due to weight / shipping costs), Greenhouse / Growing Rack, Michael's Wheatgrass Growing DVD and complete instructions! ONLY $194.95 

 




This is the Easy Way to Sprout Chart. Sprouting Chart

ENGLISH (click here to view PDF)

Sprouting Chart - FRENCH (click here to download PDF)











WHEATGRASS SPROUTING MICRO-GREEN BUSINESS
Hands-On Wheatgrass / Sprouting Business with Michael Bergonzi


Many people call / email me all the time wanting to come to a business type weekend and learn about sprouting, growing, micro greens, wheatgrass, and is it worth the investment.  So, here's the new way I have decided to offer help to anyone wanting to start up
this business. Stay for 1-3 weeks (one week minimum stay needed) at Vibrant Health Institute (come for weight loss, detox, stress relief, more energy) and for an additional cost of $489.00 (per person, per week) you will be working in our grow room everyday for one hour and getting personal training from ME, Michael Bergonzi!  (insert grass profile photo here - that's a joke)


You will learn: (most hands on, 5 days per week)
- how to plant & what soil to use
- how to water, soaking & sprouting seeds (the easy way)
- washing trays

- tricks and tips to grow 100 trays per week in 45 minutes per day!
- compost tips (yes, soil is a good business)
- cleaning everything (health department standards)
- how to harvest many varieties of seeds
- packaging & shipping

- how much to charge per pound

- what else to sell?
- which knives to use,
- sunflower shell removal

- lighting, temperatures, fans, heating & cooling,
- drains in the floor
- juicers to sell & juicers that work best
- when to drink wheatgrass & how much to drink
- how and where to promote it
- everyday Q&A as desired!!!!


How do you reserve for this special package:

Just call us at least 2 weeks in advance to schedule your
Sunday arrival to VHI (and be sure Michael is in town that week), choose your private or shared accommodations, shuttle service from the airport of your choice, and your training starts first thing
Monday morning! It continues each day through Friday. Be prepared for a LOT of information, even going beyond the business training. Bring a recording device, for sure! This special price will double on
March, 2017, so don't wait and it may not last long!  More details about VHI? Check out the Vibrant Health Institute LINK to the left or visit the website: www.VibrantHealthInstitute.com  (OPEN AGAIN SOON!)  Call or email if you have any questions: wheatgrassking@yahoo.com 


Yes, there is also a DVD package available in the store if you are unable to make it to VHI. Just click or paste this link to view: http://www.shop.shopwheatgrass.com/Workshop-Business-DVD-CDR-Series-WBDVDS.htm 



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