Other than using as flour, wheat seed is most commonly used to grow wheatgrass. There are many reasons why people grow and eat their own wheat grass and I like that a lot of them I can actually feel. It has over 90 different minerals and is a super concentrated way to get all the benefits of green leafy vegetables. For instance, a single shot of wheat grass juice packs in as much nutritional value as over 2 pounds of other greens! The 19 amino acids in wheat grass and as the building blocks of proteins, they are one of the more beneficial elements the wheat grass has to offer.
Also, if you let your toddler help water, some seeds may expose themselves, otherwise water gently each day. This photo goes to show you just how close to the surface my seeds really are and were already making yummy green sprouts the morning after being planted.
Once it gets nice and full you simply take scissors and cut it just above the soil. You can then continue to water it and get a second cutting in about 5 days. I like to use new soil after 2 cuttings and begin again. If you have a good wheat grass juicer you just pop in your cuttings and collect your juice! So, you see, it’s that easy to add in some BIG nutritional value just by growing your own wheat grass and taking a few minutes out of each day to check on it.