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Gardening in America
Wheat Grass

by Nancy Fletcher

February 14th 2005 and I'm reading how in Iraq anyone caught wearing red on Valentines day can be in deep trouble. Sometimes I wonder if I'm in the twilight zone or if what is happening in this world is real or just all made up to fool old ladies like me.

Just when for this whole month I've been trying to think green and I have to now wonder if there is something wrong with this color. Too bad if there is,  I must say, because I would be in total rebellion if
there was.

Oklahoma traditionally is all yellow ochre, burnt  sienna, browns or creamy tan. The colors, of course,  are the the brilliant sunsets of lavenders and oranges, those cerulean blue skies and other muted dark blues of skies reflected in the water which is held in small reservoirs. If there is an expanse of water with somber foreboding blue,  it holds our attention just until we can tear our eyes away from the foreboding way of it.

It is at this time we seem to be looking, searching and actively trying to obtain something alive and tangible with the thought that we might be able to hold to the cognizance of it.

Lest the wheatgrass I then choose to plant in large pots be grown for something close to a hedonistic purpose that is simply one for the eye and not the stomach I must confess I'm guilty for loving green.  It has to be told that the wheatgrass doesn't come totally under  this description. Actually I can shove a handful of it into the blender with a cup of water, whirl it around for two or three minutes and I will be rewarded with the most delightful rich green color from the wheatgrass. This has a strong flavor but I can conceal it in Lime jello or V-8 juice, if I don't use too much.  The value of it for  its nutritional bonuses is worth this small deception.

The blender will not totally grind the wheatgrass but, “who cares?”  The fresh greens are an excellent way to finish the colder months and possible upcoming spring miseries.

Here is the Url where you can buy the seed.

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