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
Spray bottle

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.

Happy Spring!

♥ Vicki

Image courtesy of Mark Boughton; Relish magazine


Unknown said...

I am so glad you have a blog! I love the grass instructions. I do this every year:) Have a magical day!

Denni said...

That sure makes me want spring to be here!!! Your blog is darling. I love your cute dolls on here too. I've gotta try one of those cute witches. Hope you have a great weekend,


Homespun Hugs and Calico Kisses said...

Becky - Thank you! Isn't LIVE grass so much more fun - and beautiful - than plastic shred?! I'm off to get my supplies so that I can begin "gardening"!

Happy Spring! ♥Vicki

Homespun Hugs and Calico Kisses said...

Denni - You're so sweet! Wishing you a Happy Weekend ... and a Happy Spring!!

Hugs, ♥Vicki