We occassionaly hear from customers who experience mold growing at base of their flats of wheatgrass. This is not a common problem, and is usually due to environmental issues like spores in the air or growing warm humid areas of the country. The good news is there is an easy fix to address mold if you do find you have problems with it, and thats treating your seed soak water with about 10 drops of grapefruit seed extract. It will provide enough all natural "citruscide" to prevent or inhibit the growth of mold.
For years we have offered our own very generic bottle of grapefruit seed extract with medicne dropper, but our supplier no longer offers it. So we have switched to a more commercial product: GSE Grapefruit Seed Extract by Nutribiotic.
It is exactly the same stuff we used to offer, only this stuff is nicer packaging, and available in a 2 oz or 4 ounce bottle. Our bottle used to be 1 oz, and the price reflects the increased quanity. Like the stuff we used to offer, it is pure grapefruit seed extract, suspended in vegetable glycerin, and about 10 drops in your soak water will do the trick. Of course the packaging makes no mention of using it for wheatgrass mold control, but now you know!
One other cool aspect of grapefruit seed extract, is that it is popular as a homeopathic remedy to help forestall the onset of a cold, or at least lessen the impact and duration of a cold. When you feel a cold or other sickness coming on, dilute 5 to 10 drops of GSE in water or juice, and take this remedy a few times a day till your cold is over. If you are like us, you will find that you suffer quite a bit less, and your cold is over faster.
Wheatgrass mold control and a home remedy for colds... double word score!