It’s time to plant your Easter grass. Ever since my kids were little we have planted Easter grass.
It is a fun way to add some seasonal decor to the house and the Easter dinner/brunch table. It’s simple, easy and inexpensive to do but you do need to plan ahead.
Easter is now less than 2 weeks away so it’s time to start. Last year I shared with you the process I use to grow your own Easter grass but I decided it bares repeating. Besides being a fun way to decorate for Easter it also makes a nice gift to give to friends or neighbors.
This year I will be giving little buckets of sprouted grass to some of my little friends so they can watch it grow themselves.
The process is easy.
Select your container and other supplies. You can get creative with this step. Look around your house and garage and see what you have. Or make a quick trip to Goodwill, the Dollar Store or Target to pick up some containers.
Metal containers work great. Be sure and check out the gardening section.
Regular clay garden pots work great too. Because they have a hole in the bottom you will need some type of plastic liner in the bottom. I put the liner in the bottom of the clay pot. That way you don’t have to worry about the water or the dirt getting out on your table.
In addition to a container you will also need potting soil, wheat seed and small pebbles. If you don’t have lots of wheat stored in your garage like I do you can purchase it in the bulk food section of the grocery store. I used hard red wheat.
After selecting your container add a layer of pebbles in the bottom of each container. Because your Easter grass is only short term, drainage isn’t crucial but I do like to add a layer of small pebbles in my containers to help with drainage. After the pebbles fill each container with potting soil and then a layer of wheat seeds.
I filled up lots of little metal pots I had picked up at the dollar bins at Target to give as gifts to some of my little friends.
Sprinkle the top of each container with water (don’t drown the poor little seeds), cover with some plastic wrap and then place in a sunny window. You will want to make sure that the soil stays moist, not wet so that the seeds can germinate. The plastic wrap helps create a green house effect. Give it a nice sprinkle of water every day or so.
Watch them grow. This is the fun part. In fact, it grows so fast you can almost see it!! Here is what mine looked like just a few days after planting it. 10-12 days seems to be a good time frame to get a nice length.The amount of sunlight received will effect the growth time .
This year I am attaching a little tag and giving them to some of my little friends so they can have fun watching it grow!
Here’s what mine looked like on last year’s Easter dinner table.