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!
- 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
- Spray bottle
- Approx 5-7 days of growing time
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!