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How to Grow a Real Grass Easter Basket

We started a tradition of growing our own Easter basket grass from wheat berries about 4 years ago. We learned about it at the Waldorf mommy and me class Hudson and I attended. It’s a great eco-friendly alternative to the traditional plastic grass . Real Easter grass (AKA wheat grass) is super easy to grow. The best part? When you are done with Easter, the wheat grass is edible! 

 

Supplies:

  • A basket or other container
  • Aluminum foil or plastic wrap 
  • Wheat berries Look for wheat berries in the bulk foods section of your local grocery or natural foods store. Can’t find them locally? Order from Amazon
  • Potting soil (optional)
  • Mason jar or bowl
  • Water
  • Spray bottle 
  • Approx 5-7 days of growing time

Directions:

Step 1- Soak the wheat berries in a mason jar or glass bowl over night.  Make sure the water covers them completely as they will soak it all up.  Cover with a jar/bowl with a kitchen towel. 

Step 2- Drain the wheat berries the next day.  Some of them will have started to sprout. 

Step 3- Line basket/container with foil paper or plastic wrap and fill with potting soil. 

Step 4- Sprinkle soaked wheat berries, in a single layer, over potting soil (if using) or at the bottom of basket.  Cover them with a wet paper towel (first 48 hours) and spray twice a day.  Don’t let them dry out or they won’t grow.  Also try to place near a sunny window for optimal growth. 

Step 5- Enjoy your eco-friendly Easter basket.

Here’s how quick it is to grow your own Easter Basket Grass!

 

Happy Easter!

 

Hi, I’m Lucy a San Diego based Motherhood, Life & Style Blogger. I am also a wife & a mother to two sweet boys. Here on my blog, I share about all things motherhood, fashion, beauty, self-love and travel. I also recently launched my own shop, Luna + June! I am passionate about living a happy, organic and stylish life.

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