Our wheatgrass seeds were grown by us in 2015 in West Lancashire UK. After harvesting the seeds are taken from the fields to the farm where it is then pre-cleaned and slowly dried using cool air which helps keep a good germination rate of the seed. It is dried to a moisture content of 14%. (using heat to dry seeds is faster can lower germination rates)
Then it is stored in large grain silos until needed. When the wheatgrass seed is wanted by us for sowing or to be sold to you it is taken from the silos and put though a cleaning machine that is fitted with screens that have holes in them. The seeds pass over six different size screens where small seed and any cracked or broken seeds are removed. light seeds and any chaff is then blown out of the sample before the seeds are packed in bags ready to be used by us or shipped around the UK.
Please bear in mind that even though a 20kg bag of seed may seem a far better deal than a 4kg 0r 10kg. You are looking at 700 shots from 20kg of seed. This is more than 2 years of you are doing a shot a day for just yourself. Wheatgrass is an annual plant so needs to grow from seed every year and for this reason it does have a shelf life, more so if it is not stored in the correct conditions. The older seed is the less vigor it has and the germination rates of the seed will drop. We sell seed with a 4 month use by date on the bag. This is because we are not able to say how the seed has been stored after it has left the farm. The seed will grow with great vigor long past the use by date shown on the bag if it is stored correctly.
Seeds can be ordered in a storage bucket
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