I just got back to Utah after 3 months in Seattle, where the organic produce is fresh and varied. It's been awful to open a box of organic baby spinach that I paid $5 for and find old squishy junk. By this time tomorrow or the next day, I'll have 2 lbs. home grown greens and enough wheat grass for 10-12 oz of juice. I've started an indoor square inch kitchen garden. Wahoooo I'm fading from lack of greens.
I like your set-up! Do you juice your wheat grass or just put it in a blender? If you use a juicer, what kind do you have? I need to get one. I have a vitamix, but think that a juicer would be nice to have (for carrots, apples and wheat grass).
I just have a hand crank juicer for wheat grass. I'm leaning towards using my Vitamix with a bit of water and straining the way my in-laws did years ago. The Champion Juicer people are working on an attachment for wheat grass juicing that I'm waiting to buy, when they are available. I have a centrifugal juicer for veggies and fruits, but they do not work for wheat grass.
Thanks! I am not currently juicing anything. I just put ingredients in my vitamix and make smoothies. For example, in my morning smoothie, I just cut up carrot, and throw that in along with salad savoy, spinach, strawberries, pineapple and a little water and ice. I like my smoothies a little thick and icy. I haven't yet used wheat grass, but I understand it gives you a nice energy boost.
Ruth Ann, I have researched this. You need the black shell sunflower seeds in the shell, raw. You need some nutrient rich soil to grow them in. I got sick of paying the high price for them at the farmers market last summer. I think I bought mine from www.sproutpeople.com
I got mine from wheatgrasskits.com in #10 cans. They have oodles of differnt types of seeds to sprout or grow into greens. I chose sunflower and buckwheat, because that's what Ann Wigmore suggested were the best-tasting, easiest to grow coices for beginning indoor gardeners.
Thanks for the pic's! I was growing wheat grass last summer, and you have motivated me to get going again. Do you have trouble with mold in your wheatgrass in the winter? I think I will try growing some other greens too.