I saw this idea floating around blogland last year and filed it away to try this year. I've been growing wheat grass for the past week and it is so fun! Ha! It grows so fast. I planted the seeds last Friday and I've already trimmed them at least twice. I'm going to tuck some eggs in around Easter. Here are the steps I followed:
1. Buy some wheat grass seeds at the health food store. I bought this much for .79 cents (with my bank card, of course!) and used about half. It goes a long way!
2. Soak them in water overnight so they "sprout" a little.
3. I gathered several containers to plant them in. Fill with soil and then top with the seeds. Be sure to cover all your soil so you your grass isn't too sparse. Water daily with a water bottle to keep the soil damp.
*Note-Next time I will not fill the soil all the way to the top. If you leave about an inch at the top of your pot, the grass will look better.
4. By Sunday afternoon (three days later) it was almost 3" tall. To force the grass to grow a little faster I keep the containers under two lamps for about 4 days.
Like I said, I have already trimmed them two or three times. So there is plenty of time to grow some to use with your Easter decorations. It is just a fun spring-y accent indoors.
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