Sunday, March 21, 2010

Grow Real Easter Grass

Two weeks until Easter and this year I am going to grow REAL Easter Grass in my kid's baskets. You only need about 7 to 9 days to make it happen and it is a great project for young children to help with. 

What you'll need:
  • Wheatgrass Berries
  • Easter Baskets
  • Plastic Wrap 
  • Soil
  • Newspaper
  • Spray bottle
Measure out 1½ cups of wheatgrass berries per basket. Rinse the seeds and then soak them in a bowl filled with warm water overnight. Line the baskets with a piece of plastic wrap to make them waterproof.  Then cover the bottom of the baskets with about 2 inches of soil. When the berries have sprouted, drain the seeds (you can use a colander). Next, spread the sprouted seeds evenly in a single layer over the soil, being sure to cover all of the dirt. Then sprinkle a light layer of dirt over the seeds to cover them. Lightly water the seeds with a spray bottle. Place the baskets in a warm and sunny spot in your house. Cover the whole basket with a layer of newspaper. The next morning, take off the newspaper, spray the seeds with some more water and replace the paper. Repeat every day until green blades sprout through the soil. Then you can leave the basket uncovered. Then all the wheatgrass has to do is grow! It'll take about 7 to 9 days for the grass to grow about 8 inches. If the grass has grown taller then you want come Easter, just trim it down with a pair of scissors.

Hopefully the Easter Bunny will leave us some sweet little treats amongst the grass. 


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