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Growing Wheat Grass
This album features photos and instructions for growing wheat grass. Two methods are shown below: growing the seeds with soil and without soil. Both methods are effective ... just choose the one that works best for you and your guinea pigs. If you use the soil-less version, make sure that the seeds do not become moldy. If they do, toss them out and try the non-soil method again or try growing them in soil. If you still have problems, don't despair. Just go to a farmers' market, grocery store, or pet store to find wheat grass (sometimes sold as cat grass). It will be more expensive than your homegrown variety but your guinea pigs will enjoy it. Feel free to send in any photos of your own wheat grass growing experiences and photos of your pigs enjoying the fruits of your efforts. Have fun!

Date(s): May 22, 2007. Album by Guinea Pig Fun. Photos by Florence, Kathy, Momo, WindeSpirit. 1 - 35 of 35 Total.
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Coolcavy's grass grown in a low storage tub (at 3 days)

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At 4 days (tub is kept near indoors near a window)

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At 7 days

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At 13 days

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At 14 days ... the grass tub is not left in the cage all of the time; if your pigs are not used to eating fresh grass give them limited access at first so they don't end up with digestive upset

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Florence's Soiless Method

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[If using the soil method,
sprinkle on top of soil]

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Florence's Chubby

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WindeSpirit's Lucky: seeds grown with soil in corrugated plastic container

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Containers are placed near window for light (WindeSpirit has had the best success growing the wheat grass indoors)

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Windespirit's: grass grown with soil in a tub container

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WindeSpirit's: close-up of grass placed inside an outdoor protective "tunnel" in play area

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WindeSpirit's storage tub container (grass grown in soil)

Florence suggests using a storage container with a clear top for growing soiless wheat grass outdoors. "Soak a BIG piece of newspaper to place at the bottom of the container and keep the lid on the container. It grows faster with sun; I've noticed when its rainy days and cooler temperature it takes forever to grow!"

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Momo's: soaking seeds for soil version of growing wheat grass

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Momo's: soaked/rinsed seeds placed on top of soil

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Momo's Mojo enjoying the grass in his cage

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Photo shows Momo's wheat grass growing (2 different start times)

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Momo's Mei Mei feasting on her wheat grass

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Momo's BeiBei: grass grown with soil

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Momo's McMac

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Kathy's: place a store-bought container of wheat or cat grass in a flower pot