Friday, March 12, 2010
Grow your own Easter grass!
Tuck colorful Easter eggs and chocolate bunnies in a basket filled with real grass! Or go green … and create a stunning living centerpiece for your holiday table. For best results, plant your grass garden a couple of weeks before Easter.
Things you’ll need:
Cellophane or plastic wrap
Grass, rye, or wheat seed
Vermiculite (available at gardening centers) or potting soil
Basket or other container
Line a basket with cellophane or plastic wrap. Cellophane should stick up over the edge of the basket (use a single piece to prevent leakage). Trim excess cellophane, if desired. Fill the basket with vermiculite (or potting soil). Sprinkle seeds on top of the vermiculite. Cover the seeds with a thin (1/4”) layer of vermiculite. Mist the vermiculite with a spray bottled filled with water. Place basket in a warm and sunny window. Mist daily to keep soil damp. Grass should begin sprouting in just a few days. After 10 days, you should have a gorgeous green grass garden! “Mow” the grass with scissors to keep your mini garden well-manicured.
Image courtesy of Mark Boughton; Relish magazine