Has anyone tried juicing grass from their backyard?

Sorry if this is a silly question, but I'm curious whether anyone has tried juicing grass from their backyard.

We don't use any chemicals in our backyard, and our grassy areas are surrounded by beds of wood chip mulch. Even so, I understand it's still susceptible to other outdoor elements (e.g. animal feces and urine) that would warrant washing before use.

I know there are ways to grow wheatgrass indoors using those little trays, but I'm always looking for ways to let mother nature do the work since she knows best.

Any comments or insight are appreciated 🙏


  • Torey
    Torey Posts: 5,513 admin

    You could juice any kind of grass but you might not get the same taste or nutrient value, depending on the species. You would have to be very careful about the species. There are lots of plants that are very grass-like when they first come up but could be poisonous. Wheatgrass is harvested when it is very young, no more than a few inches, for best taste and nutrient value. Its sometimes a challenge to identify species at that stage.

  • kbmbillups1
    kbmbillups1 Posts: 1,317 ✭✭✭✭✭

    We buy wheat grass at our farmer's market for our cats. They eat it as soon as it sprouts so I can't grow it for them. They sell wheat grass that is growing and cut wheat grass in packages. I think that would be the safest & easiest way to juice it.

  • kevin.g.marcelo
    kevin.g.marcelo Posts: 5 ✭✭✭

    Appreciate the input!

    The farmer's market is a good idea--the closest thing I've seen to wheatgrass (at my local farmer's market) was a microgreens seller, but I haven't seen them in some time. Though as spring is here and summer approaches, they may pop up again.

  • vickeym
    vickeym Posts: 2,020 ✭✭✭✭✭

    kbmbillups1 One idea for growing the wheat grass for your cats. We are growing (this spring at least) barley and such under a wire grid. We built a frame covered it with some hardware cloth and grew the grass underneath it. They can only get to the part above the wire. Not be able to get to the roots and destroy the entire thing. It could be built up higher if needed so it had more time to grow up and get taller so the cat (or in our case, the chickens) had more they could eat without destroying the lower portions.

  • Merin Porter
    Merin Porter Posts: 1,026 admin

    Gosh, I wish I knew! I have never even thought of doing this before, but I love your idea of letting Mother Nature do the work when possible. Makes so much sense.

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