The purpose of this step:

So, I have a swollen grains ready for the germination procedure. By the third day, I will get sprouts to put in the trays with the soil.

Sprouting swollen wheatgrass seeds is the second step in the process of growing wheatgrass.

What makes a seed germinate?

Look at Nature: the grain falls into the soil, there is dark. Grain begins to germinate when it gets warm and moist.

That is, to sprout the grain at home, I need three simple things: DARKNESS, WARMNESS, and MOISTNESS!

Day 2 - Morning

  1. Rinse the grains very well, but careful not to damage swelled grains.
  2. Use high-pressure cold water, which will clean young sprouts.
  3. Drain the water, and leave the grains right into the strainer.
  4. Cover strainer with two or three paper towels, and water the towels with cold water to make it proper MOISTURE.
  5. Put strainer back into the mixing bowl and cover with something to make it DARK.
  6. Leave the bowl in a WARM place.

Swollen and drained grains into the strainer, covered wet paper towels to keep moisture, all into the mixing bowl covered by dark cloth.
That makes a seed germinate.

Do wheatgrass seeds need light to germinate?

I'm sure you agree with me about "warmness" and "moisture ." But do you agree that wheatgrass seeds have to germinate when it is "dark"?

But the light can slow down the germination process. Therefore, it can be helpful to separate the needs in light when seeds break into the soil and when they germinate "deep in the soil."

Day 2 - Evening

  1. Remove the paper towels, do not throw them out; we will use them again.
  2. Rinse the grains again with cold water; you can do it right into the strainer.
  3. Almost all the seeds have not only roots but also sprouts. Try not to break them.
  4. Cover strainer with the towels again, water them and leave until the morning.

How long does it take for wheat seeds to sprout?

In common, wheatgrass seeds germinate in a couple of days. But in reality, most of the grains germinate in one day, and they have roots and shoots of sufficient length.

So, by the third day (because 1st step = one day, plus 2nd step = one day) in the morning, I finish the germination process and start planting seeds on the soil.

Why so fast?! Because of the proper soaking process (see, Step 1 Soaking Wheatgrass Seeds) and the right conditions of the germination method.

Tip: Why better to leave rinsed wheatgrass seeds right into the strainer? When  I drained the seeds, I never put them back in the mixing bowl. Seeds on the bottom can "drown" without oxygen. I do not let them sit in a muddy swamp; they will suffer.

At the end of Step 2:

On the following morning, I have sprouted wheatgrass seeds ready for planting into the soil.

Mixing bowl with germinated wheatgrass seeds.
Well-swelled and germinated wheatgrass seeds.

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