Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Live Grass for Easter

By Beth Davis


Live grass is a delight for Easter Baskets with eggs and Spring treasures nestled in the new growth.
This process will takes approximately 2 weeks, so plan accordingly.

Such a fun project is simple and develops so quickly, kids will love enjoying the progress.
You will need:
Watertight containers, basket liners, ceramics.
Potting Soil
Hard Red Winter Wheat. I picked up a pound in the bins at Whole Foods

*Fill your containers with potting soil. Leave at least 1 inch from top rim.


*Soak the soil until completely saturated and water puddles on the surface. The wheat will absorb this moisture.
*Sprinkle a solid layer of wheat on surface of soil. Be generous! It’s fine if your layer is two grains deep, but not much more than that.


*Keep you containers near a water source, the soil must remain moist until all wheat has sprouted. Check a few times a day to be sure. A spray bottle is a handy tool, and will keep the wheat layer from moving about when you water.
* Once the sprouting process is in full swing (3 days) move the containers to a bright sunny location. They don’t need direct sun, just the light if fine.
*Your soil will now only need enough water for growth, so cut back on watering and allow the heavy saturation to be absorbed and water only enough to keep the soil damp throughout the remaining process.
Live grass is a delight for Easter Baskets with eggs and Spring treasures nestled in the new growth.



2 comments:

  1. so cute, maybe I will try this, this year. I know I have some seeds somewhere.

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  2. I really need to do this on my front yard! Very cute. :)

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