~Easy~ Grow Your Own Easter Basket Grass

~Easy~ Grow Your Own Easter Basket Grass

Make Stuff Monday!

Here is an environmentally-friendly, budget friendly way to create a beautiful and healthy Easter basket! This can be so much fun for the little ones to plant their own seeds, water and watch it grow. It is a good idea to get started now since it takes a few weeks for the grass to sprout.

Natural live grass can be grown in your Easter baskets wtih ease, eliminating the icky plastic “grass” that either sticks to the candy or thrown about the living room carpet all for the sweeper to eat up…making a burning smell…husband walks into the room with a frantic look like “what did you sweep up THIS time….*taking a breath* Not that this has ever happened to me, but the possibility IS there.

So this year, shake things up a bit and grow your very own Easter grass! The kids will love this!

All You Need:

-Package of Rye or Wheat seed

-Organic potting soil

-Bread or produce bag that cannot otherwise be recycled

-Newspaper

-Easter Basket


1. First, line your basket with the plastic bag, going up the sides to protect the basket

2. Add a few small rocks into the bottom (on top of plastic) to allow for drainage

3. Add 2-3 inches of potting soil

4. Sprinkle seeds on top of potting soil

5. Sprinkle another thin layer of soil on top of the seeds to cover them

6. Water and cover with your newspaper for the first several days until the seeds sprout.

7. Once you see the itty-bitty baby grasses coming up, you can place them in a sunny spot indoors and water!


Soon enough, you will have a lush little basket full of fresh, live grass just in time for Easter! This makes an adorable and fun Easter basket for anyone – and you can also make a one-of-a-kind centerpiece for your Easter brunch!

I took our kids yesterday to purchase what we need for our “grass-growing” project and they cannot wait to get started. I think we will sit outside today since it is supposed to be a little warmer, and do our planting! We are looking forward to Easter here – church, brunch with my family, Easter egg hunt….it is a special holiday for so many reasons.

What will you be doing this Easter? Do you have any special traditions? What are you looking forward to most?

Photo Credits:

http://www.sfgate.com

http://frecklescassie.files.wordpress.com/

http://ecoki.com/growing-easter-wheat-grass/

http://alblog1.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/easter-eggs-in-grass.jpg

http://zakkalife.blogspot.com

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