Wheat grass centerpiece is not a new concept. I liked this idea very much, so thought to share with you all. You can use wheat grass to decorate your house when it is a party, wedding, birthday or even in Easter. Here’s what you will need to grow your own wheat grass at home.
- Potting soil
- tiny rocks or gravel
- grosgrain ribbon
- 1 cup of hard red wheat
- 7-9 tea cups or other fun small containers for planting
For this project, I grew wheat grass in soil.
Growing Wheat Grass in Soil
Kids can complete most of these steps with your supervision and they love this project because the grass grows so quickly, it actually holds their interest.
1. Soak 1/2 cup of seeds in water for 24 hours (you can leave it for up to 48 hours if you tend to get distracted like me, and still plant it).
2. Put some gravel or very small rocks in the bottom of your container for drainage (I tried skipping this step once and my grass roots got moldy)
3. Fill it with soil, leaving about 1/2 inch of space at the top of the container and add a little water ( if your kids are doing this part, they may need a little help measuring, as you’ll see below 😉
4. Spread your seeds on top of the soil. You want your grass to be dense, so the whole surface of your soil should be covered with seeds, but they shouldn’t piled on top of each other. You may have left over seeds depending on the size of your planters.
5. Cover the seeds with a very thin layer of soil- just enough so they aren’t exposed.
6. Water twice a day.
7. Within about 48 hours, you should see little green sprouts- very exciting!
8. Transfer your planters to a sunny spot (near a window) and keep the soil moist. Watering 1/4 cup per planter, twice a day, worked well for me.
9. By day 10 you should have a very healthy crop of grass