Hello, sweet friends! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Ours was spent hiding indoors from Old Man Winter who made a very unwelcome return. Doesn’t he know it’s spring? I’m ready for some sunshine, people!
But lucky for me, I had some spring inside the house because, last week, I started growing some grass to use in an Easter centerpiece. This was a fun, easy project to do with the kids because you can’t screw it up and the grass sprouts super fast.
All you need are some containers, potting soil and seeds.
I used wheat grass because I happened to have some on hand. You can usually find it at heath food stores and places like Whole Foods and Trader Joes. I’ve heard that it’s super healthy and people use it in smoothies, but I just grow it to look at. If you don’t have any wheat grass, you can use regular rye grass. It works just as well but sprouts a bit slower.
Cover your soil with a generous layer of seeds and a very light coating of top soil. Give it some water and keep the soil moist. Depending on the type of seed you used, they will sprout in 2-4 days. Then just keep watering it and trim as necessary.
In 7-10 days, you’ll have a container of lush springy grass.
My older son said that this one looked like a head. I agree.
Now if only someone would invent a teeny-tiny lawnmower, because sometimes your grass centerpiece needs a little trim.
Until then, you can use a pair of scissors or, do what I did, and give it a trim with your electric knife.
This isn’t my first time around the block with wheat grass. A couple of years ago, I grew it in my apothecary jars.
And I left my centerpieces plain, but you can dress them up with all sorts of spring-y-ness.
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