EASY IS IT TO GROW?
With a little effort in tending your crop, you can grow trays of wheatgrass very easily. It is one of those habits that's easy, once you know how, and you've experimented a few times! Traditionally, wheatgrass, like any plant, is best grown in soil. Growing instructions are included with the kits, which provide the ingredients for a minimum of 4 trays.
ARE WE REALLY SO UNHEALTHY?
In real terms we are living longer than any other time in human history. We eat when ever we like and as much as we want. This is a great achievement for our society. But in order to do this we have over looked the main reasons we eat food. It is for it's nutrisnal values. If it tastes good then so much the better for it.
Our ancestors lived off the land, if fruit was ripe then they picked and eat it. When it could be stored it was stored fresh and uncooked, so keeping a great many vitamins and minerals. When they got the chance of meat they were glad of it and often it was eaten uncooked. Or only cooked on the out side. When meat was stored it was dried or smoked, this all retained a greater number of vitamins. Our ancestors lived like this for thousands of years. From the day we walked upright and long before that time our bodies have been chancing to suit the environment around it. So over this time our bodies have adapted to digest the food we eat.
today two of the most salutary trends in modern nutrition are the malnutrition
of affluent society and mass dehydration - both lead to poor health. We are increasingly
dependent on refined foods, pre cooked and preperpered. We are subject to massive
media exposure of the high sugar drinks and fast food outlets. Our reliance on
high energy sugar drinks and stimulants, such as tea and coffee, combine to dehydrate
our systems still further. The results can include a reduction in the efficiency
of our immune systems, a lowering of reserves through the poor nutrient content
of our diet and the way our food is now prepered by us and for us. . .
IT'S NOT ALL DOOM AND GLOOM, HOWEVER . . .
An increase in the public's awareness of these issues has led to an enormous increase in the consumption of organic foods and a suspicion of GMO foods, I'm sorry to say that having been growing fresh fruit and vegetables for a living all my life and my father and granfather before me. My veiws on organic food and GMO foods may fly in the face of what may peoples apinions are. I do understand the ongoing call for adequate food labelling and increased use of water purification. Alongside the quantum leaps in our understanding of the importance of living foods and the factors that have led to the deterioration in the quality of our food. But I have to ask the questions of why we do many of thses things.
A big problem with the so called healthy food groups is the reason they are going down these roots. As a farmer and grower I feel I'm as well qualifed as anyone to give my piont of veiw on the health and wealth of this country we live in.
We dont have to go back far in the history of our country to see how much it as changed. Dispite all you may read and have been told we are far far better off than our granperrents. But this in its self as made new problems. Not just for us but for our country and in the end the world we live in. Has I said earlier our problems started thousands of years ago. From the first day a of our ansester picked up a rock and used it as a tool.
come the welcome proliferation of the juice bar, the complementary health clinic, and the local wholefood shop. An organic, freshly prepared juice in a gym or juice bar may cost £3 or more, but an increasing number of people are looking for ways to boost their intake of fresh organic nutrients and of pure water AT HOME. What is it about wheatgrass, that leads it to feature on the menus of fashionable juice bars, to help increasing numbers of people in their fight against cancer, to boost the immune system, and to be an important element in most detox programmes?
Our wheatgrass seed is some of the best you'll buy in the UK! How can we say that I hear you ask. Well it's easy other companies grow wheatgrass in the UK and like us they like to know what the competition is doing. One way to do this is to get someone to go and buy what they are selling. Then if its better than what you've got find out where they get it from and use it yourself. To this end all the wheatgrass we grow comes from seeds that we grow here on the farm. These are the same seeds that we send out to our customers. So We only sell seeds that we'd use ourselves. Other companies have tried to find out what kind of whaetgrass seed we grow. That's because our seed grows better quicker with more viger. In tests we've done using other breeds of wheatgrass seed ours came out best. Here are just some of things that makes Brow Farms wheatgrass seed a cut above the rest. We grow all our own seed so we know where it all comes from right down to the field it was grown on. The seed was also grow by us so we know its not been treated with any chemicals before we sow it. When the wheatgrass seeds are ready for harvesting we can do this on the hottest days so the seed will store better and this in turn helps with higher germation levels when the customer sows the seeds at home. We have large storage bins that are kept dark and we can blow fresh air under and up though the wheatgrass seeds. This helps keep it fresh and stops it from going damp. We only clean the wheatgrass seed as they are ordered by the customer. So they aren't left in bags in daylight for long pirads of time which can imper the seed germition and also increase the risk of mould of mould when the wheatgrass is grown. (Quick tip for you always store your seeds in a dry, cool, dark place to get the best from them)