To be guaranteed to grow high-quality and healthy wheatgrass, you need to pay attention to these parameters:

  1. temperature around;
  2. air circulation;
  3. watering;
  4. and sunlight; 

Of course, if you chose the grain correctly, have planting containers correctly chosen and, if necessary, disinfected.

Let's talk about these conditions in more detail.

The best temperature to grow wheatgrass

The first thing to pay attention to is the temperature around where the wheatgrass is grown. Wheatgrass prefers temperatures between 60-75 F (15-23 C).

The wheatgrass will lean over and die if the temperature is above 90 F (33 C). But do not tell me that wheat grows in open fields when it can reach temperature 90-100 F. I'm not talking about an adult plant. I'm talking about the first shoots that we called wheatgrass.

So if it is hot around, it is necessary to make additional air circulation around the wheatgrass.

When the temperature drops below 60-50 F (15-10 C), the process of growth wheatgrass stops. You can easily see it when you need to slow down the growing process by placing it in the fridge.

Does wheatgrass need air circulation?

This parameter is critical, but many people ignore it. I mean that the air has to move around the wheatgrass, either naturally or artificially.

Never try to grow wheatgrass in a closet where there is not even little air circulation. The wheatgrass must breathe.

If the sprouts are growing in a hot and humid place, you should consider moving air around with a fan or moving them outside for better air circulation.

Hot, humid, and no air circulation are the best conditions for developing fungus and even mold.

How much water does wheatgrass need?

During the first two steps of the growing process, it should be using a lot of water. And it should be cold water, no higher than 60-70 F (15-20 C). But after you have planted the sprouts in the soil, you should water them only once a day.

While the wheatgrass blades are not tall, I water them using a spray bottle. Then, for the last two or three days before harvesting, I water wheatgrass from the bottom or the top using a cup.

If it's hot around, you should water wheatgrass a couple of times a day. But think about good air circulation because the surface of the seeds and soil needs to be dried quickly to avoid the appearance of fungus or mold.

And don't use warm water; it should be as cold as possible.

Does wheatgrass need full sun?

 Honestly, direct sunlight is not needed. It is enough to move the wheatgrass in a place with indirect sunlight.

If there is a lot of direct sunlight, that is good! But do not overheat the grass, seeds, or even soil. If it is hot, you should water trays with grass twice a day or blow them additionally with the fan to avoid overheating.

There are two trays of wheatgrass in the background and the wheatgrass shot on the first plan of the picture.
Experiment for the best results!

So, according to all the details whose we've discussed, in my opinion, the best solution, would be make wheatgrass grow faster

  • in a sunny room with a temperature of 60-75 F;
  • with controlled humidity;
  • equipped with a small fan;
  • and with an additional light source (grow lamp) for the nighttime.

And if your wheatgrass is not growing, check all the conditions for the best growing. As you can see, if you do not meet some conditions, it is crucial to change the rest of the options to bring the growing process closer to ideal.

Do not be afraid to try and experiment for the best results!