Thursday, June 04, 2009
Grow Grass Not weed
The title is a joke, although if I ever make a bumper sticker I think that might be it! :D
So Ruth & I are exited because today was our FIRST harvest of Wheatgrass! Growing our own is (we hope) a new part of life for us.
"Wheatgrass is literally condensed sunlight energy. It is one of the most potent healing agents on the planet." ~Steve Meyerowitz, "Sproutman", Wheatgrass Nature’s Finest Medicine The juice is powerful raw, living food. The grass itself comes from the common wheat plant (species triticum aestivum) when it is young, vibrant and full of rich green chlorophyll. Wheatgrass is harvested when the grass reaches its nutritional peak. This is just before the jointing stage, when the plant is between 7 and 11 inches tall. At this point, it has accumulated energy which will soon power a massive growth spurt. It is this energy that is captured in the juice. The juice contains most of the vitamins and minerals needed for human maintenance. It is a whole meal and a complete protein with about 30 enzymes and is approximately 70% crude chlorophyll. Wheatgrass is also an excellent source of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, sulphur, cobalt, and zinc
So with all that said we are hoping 'growing our own' grass will be one more way to 'Going Green' and living in a way that is healthier and more sustainable for the environment.
As for now Ruth & I are only having 2 oz. a day (although you can have 4) and plan to start there. Take a look below at Curtis' plantation. He is growing Wheatgrass, Buck wheat, sunflower & pea sprouts! All this things are part of the essential diet that Joanna is on to help fight her cancer.
What do you think? Have you ever tried Wheatgrass or grown your own?
Posted by Ben & Ruth