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How To Grow Your Own Easter Grass

March 30, 2017 by Kristen Hansen, Garden Center Group Leader

 

Want to try something different for Easter décor this year? Forego traditional plastic and paper grass and get creative by growing your very own! It’s fun to watch the grass grow, making it a great project for children. The fresh grass is perfect for decorating or to give as a gift and can help get you and your family in the spring spirit. And the best part is that it’s a quick and easy process – you’ll have something to show in just 10 days!

To Start, You’ll Need:

  • Water
  • Colanders
  • Bowls
  • Wheat Grass Seeds
  • Potting Soil
  • Final Container for Grass

 

Step 1 – Soak Seeds Overnight (Day 1)

Pour wheat grass seeds into a colander and place colander into a larger bowl. Pour enough water over the seeds to completely cover them and let sit overnight.

 

Step 2 – Rinse Seeds (Day 2)

Lift colander with seeds out of the water and drain excess water. Place soaked seeds back in the colander and set the colander in a bowl. Cover seeds with a damp paper towel and pour water over the top to rinse.

Note: the bowl should be deep enough to allow water to drain through the colander. You do not want the seeds sitting in water at this stage, so the bottom of the colander should not touch the bottom of the bowl. You may need to use a larger colander with a handle for this step.

 

Step 3 – Sprouting Seeds (Day 3 & 4)

Repeat the rinse process from step 2 for two days, keeping the paper towel damp. The seeds will begin to sprout during this step.

 

Step 4 – Tangled Seeds (Day 5)

The seeds should be sprouted and tangled together now. Uncover and transfer tangled seeds to a bowl. Break seeds apart into small clumps for planting. Using water during this process helps break up the seeds.

 

Step 5 – Sew Seeds (Day 5 Continued)

Put soil in your final container and place tangled seeds on top of soil. Cover with a damp paper towel.

 

Step 6 – Watch and Wait (Day 6-9)

Check on grass daily. Make sure paper towel covering the seeds remains damp until grass starts to emerge.

 

Step 7 – Easter Grass! Time to Decorate! (Day 10)

By day 10, your grass should be about two inches tall, thick and ready to decorate! Get creative and adorn your container with items like flowers or small Easter eggs!

 

Want to see the process in action? Watch our tutorial on how to grow the grass below.

 

Looking for some fun DIY decorations to make for your new Easter grass container? Try your hand at some newspaper and twine carrots, naturally dyed eggs or pom pom bunnies. For a little something extra, you can create a moss bunny wreath too.

We’d love to hear from you – do you have ideas on how to make your own Easter decorations? Share your ideas in our comments section below. I love to get creative with gardening related projects as well, so feel free to drop me a note or call 515.987.0800.

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