lets grow wheat grass for Easter!

Ok, Easter is in about 3 and 1/2 weeks, did you know that??  I want to grow wheat grass for Easter this year, do you want to join me?  It takes at least 3 weeks so if we start by this weekend it should be ready right in time!

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Items Needed

-wheat grass berries -you can find them at a local health food store, – or you can raid your food storage like me.
-water,
-plastic wrap,
-a container to grow it in -you can use a bowl or cut out the bottom of a milk carton – I have a seed starter flat that I may use if I can find it…  Or you can just grow it in a container that you plan to leave it in, like a pretty pot or tray or something…  I am going to be cutting chunks out and putting them into other containers…
-soil,
-newspaper.

You can plant as little or as much as you like, depending on what you want it for.  Ideas of what to use it for are:  to put in an easter basket, for table center piece with some colored eggs “hidden” in it, put some in some cute pots,  put a little in egg shells for a cute craft (make it the hair for “egg men”)  What ever you want!

Preparing the Seeds

First, rinse the seeds, using cold water. Then soak them in water for about 6 hours, or until they are sprouted. This may take up to 12 hours.

Planting the Seeds in Soil

After the wheat grass seeds have sprouted, line the bottom of your growing container with 2 inches of soil. Drain the seeds in a colander. Take the drained seeds and evenly spread them over the soil. There needs to be a single layer of seeds, but also make sure that they cover all of the soil. Ensure that they are not overlapping. Cover the seeds with a light layer of soil. Use a spray bottle filled with water to lightly water the seeds.

As the Grass Grows

Put the basket or container in a warm area of the house that isn’t in direct sunlight. The area should have a temperature of 65 to 75 degrees. Cover it with newspaper and leave it alone for now. Every morning, spray the seeds with water and recover with the newspaper. Do not use too much water, or else the seeds could mold. The newspaper can be removed once the leaves start to sprout. In about a week and a half, you should have about 8 inches of wheat grass to use in your Easter decorations.  YAY!!  Then when Easter is over, cut some and blend it up with some fruit and juice for a smoothie – bonus!
I will keep you posted to see if it is working, and the final projects, let me know how yours goes!!

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