Growing Wheat Grass for Easter

Overview

Wheat grass makes an attractive base for an Easter basket. The bright green color and soft blades of wheat grass form a soft bed for boiled eggs, jelly beans or a chocolate bunny. Real Easter grass is a step above the plastic dimestore variety, and when you're done with the basket you can juice the grass for a healthy drink. Start your wheat grass two weeks before Easter in order to ensure thick growth. You can grow the wheat grass right in your Easter basket, or plant the grass in a shallow pot and use as the basis for an Easter table centerpiece.

Step 1

Line a basket with plastic wrap. Make sure the wrap extends beyond the edges of the basket. You can use colored plastic for a more decorative look.

Step 2

Fill the basket with potting soil. Spoon the soil into the basket and fill to within one inch of the top rim of the basket.

Step 3

Scoop up a palm full of the wheat grass seed and scatter it lightly over the surface of the potting soil in the basket. Use the spoon to scatter more potting soil over the top of the wheat seed. Cover the seed with a 1/4 inch layer of potting soil.

Step 4

Mist the surface of the soil with the spray bottle filled with water, until the soil is damp. Mist daily until grass begins to sprout.

Step 5

Continue to mist the grass daily until you're ready to add the rest of the contents of your Easter basket.

Things You'll Need

  • Plastic wrap
  • Basket
  • Potting soil
  • Spoon
  • Wheat seed
  • Spray bottle filled with water

References

  • Kaboose.com: Easter Grass
  • Care2: Sprout a Natural Grass Easter Basket

Who Can Help

  • Family Education: Easter Grass
Keywords: Easter grass, growing wheat grass, Easter basket

About this Author

Cynthia James is the author of more than 40 novels and her nonfiction work has appeared in publications ranging from Modern Bride to Popular Mechanics. A graduate of Sam Houston State University, she has a degree in economics. Before turning to freelancing full time, James worked as a newspaper reporter, travel agent and medical clinic manager.