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How to Grow Wheatgrass for Centerpieces

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Overview

Growing wheat kernels in containers makes for lush, healthy centerpieces. Wheat sprouts are thought to symbolize rebirth of nature as spring emerges, and when grown in containers, the wheatgrass makes great centerpieces for weddings, bridal showers and birthdays. Wheatgrass is popular for juicing because it is full of vitamins, minerals and amino acids that supply the body with energy and healing properties.

Step 1

Choose a container for growing your wheatgrass. The container should be 3 to 4 inches deep and can have drainage holes but they are not necessary. You can use ceramic, glass or metal containers. For inexpensive containers, look at thrift stores and discount stores.

Step 2

Fill the container with potting soil to within 1 inch below the rim of the container. Use an organic potting soil that does not have added fertilizer or chemicals, especially if the wheatgrass will be consumed.

Step 3

Sprinkle your wheat seed over the soil, spacing seeds slightly. Wheat seed can be purchased at your local gardening center and can be sold as wheat kernels or hard red wheat seeds. Gently press the seeds into the soil and lightly cover with more soil.

Step 4

Water lightly just to moisten the soil. Use a watering can so as not to wash out the seeds. Cover with plastic wrap to keep the soil moist and set the container in a dark area or on a kitchen counter. In three to four days, wheat sprouts will form. Take off the plastic wrap.

Step 5

Set the container in a sunny location, such as on a windowsill. Allow the plants to to continue growing for another week and in seven to 10 days, the wheatgrass will reach the necessary height for your centerpiece. When growing wheatgrass for centerpieces, allow about two weeks from start to finish for them to be ready.

Tips and Warnings

  • Do not use agricultural grade seed that might be coated with fungicides or other chemicals.

Things You'll Need

  • Container
  • Organic potting soil
  • Wheat seed

References

  • Thrifty Fun-Growing Wheatgrass centerpieces
Keywords: growing wheatgrass, centerpieces, home decor

About this Author

Amy Hannaford works as a medical assistant in Southern Oregon. She has been writing online articles about health and gardening since 2008. Hannaford holds an Associate of Arts and taught childbirth classes from 1993-2010. She enjoys researching nutrition and perfecting her gardening skills.