How to Grow Wheatgrass Microgreens

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Wheatgrass Microgreens


Yes, 4 hours


1-2 days

Harvest Day:

Day 7

Total Blackout Days:

3 Days

Weighted Blackout:

0 Days

Blackout Dome:

3 Days

Top watering:

Day 1 to Day 3

Bottom Watering:

Day 4 to Day 7

Antifungal application:

Not Required

Expected Harvest weight:

7x times the weight of seed


Sweet and Bitter, Grassy, Mild

Shelf Life:

10 days


Wheatgrass microgreens come from Triticum aestivum which is the common wheat plant, consumed mainly as a juice shot in juice bars. 

Things you need to grow Wheatgrass Microgreens

  1. 15g Wheatgrass seeds
  2. 10 x 20 Microgreens tray x 2 - without holes
  3. 10 x 20 Microgreens tray x 1 - with holes
  4. 6 cups of coco coir
  5. Grow lights (or sunlight)

Steps to grow Wheatgrass Microgreens

  1. Stack a 10x20 tray with holes on top of the 10x20 tray that does not have holes.
  2. Fill the tray (with holes) with coco coir and mist some water.
  3. Spread the Wheatgrass seeds densely and evenly as possible.
  4. Now fill the tray with a very fine layer of coco coir to cover the seeds so it keeps the seeds moist and let it germinate. You could also place a paper tower on top of the seeds and mist it as it dries out.
  5. No need to compress the soil, just spray some water to make the top layer moist.
  6. Mist water once a day or as required depending on your grow room conditions. Just lift the tray and feel the weight.
  7. Stack another 10x20 tray flipped on top for the next 3 Days like a Blackout Dome.
  8. On Day 4, introduce the Wheatgrass microgreens to light. From now on, water via the bottom tray.
  9. Harvest on day 7, when seedlings reach 3-4 inches.



What to expect

Do This

Day 1 to Day 3

Wheatgrass germinates and grows

  • Top water as required
  • Blackout Dome period

Day 4

Wheatgrass grows tall, almost touching the dome

  • Introduce it to light
  • Start bottom watering as required

Day 7

Wheatgrass reaches a height of 3-4 inches

  • Harvest day

Harvesting Wheatgrass Microgreens

Wheatgrass microgreens start germinating from the first day itself, and are ready for harvest by day 7. Wheatgrass is lightweight so you wont get as much of a yield as you would expect from crops like broccoli or sunflower.


A typical Wheatgrass harvest is expected to be 7x times the weight of the seed. For example, if you use 15g of Wheatgrass seeds, you can expect a harvest of about 108g.


Health Benefits of Wheatgrass Microgreens

Wheatgrass is rich in antioxidants such as glutathione, vitamin C, and vitamin E. [source]

  • Cancer prevention
  • Fights infections (antibacterial properties)
  • Lower cholesterol levels (LDL, triglycerides)
  • Lowers inflammation
  • Aids in digestion, reduces bloating and gas
  • Blood-sugar regulation

Wheatgrass Nutrients Per Serving


A 1-ounce serving of wheatgrass juice contains:


  • Calories: 10 
  • Protein: 2 grams
  • Fat: 0 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 2 grams
  • Fiber: 0 grams
  • Sugar: 2 grams


How to use Wheatgrass

  • Salad dressings
  • Fruity cocktails or mocktails
  • Dips such as hummus or guacamole
  • Soups
  • Chocolate truffles or cupcake frosting
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