So I’ve been growing grass.
Not that kind of grass, although Colorado is right next door.
No, I’ve been growing wheat grass.
They had it growing there and it looked like something fun to do for Spring and Easter.
I took a quick phone pic of the instructions to have for reference.
And then I asked the shop’s owner – a lovely girl who really is Dutch – a couple of questions:
How much dirt did I need? Hardly any. Just a thin layer.
How many seeds should I plant? Have them completely cover the dirt.
How long will the grass last (i.e. will it make it to Easter?) The wheat grass you see has been growing for six weeks.
Is there anything else I should know? No, this is super easy to do. You’re asking too many questions and making it too hard. (She didn’t really say that last part but I’m sure she was thinking it.)
I planted my wheat grass in little footed trifle bowls and a silverplate tray that I recently bought at an estate sale but wasn’t sure what I was going to do with it.
Turns out I was going to plant wheat grass in it!
Honestly, this is super easy to do. My little seeds were sprouting while they were still soaking in the water.
When I put them in the dirt, they really took off.
And this would be great to do with kids. I wish I would have done it with mine when they were little.
Once the grass was really good and going, I started putting the little containers in different places around the house.
Like under a cloche with a little ceramic Easter egg my daughter made when she was little.
Next I started plucking the little plants out of the trifle bowls and putting them in different containers altogether.
Like a clear, footed vase.
And a little concrete planter.
And in an ironstone cup.
I love the grass in the little silver tray.
I mean I really love it.
But I think my favorite container to put it in is something clear, so you can see all the layers and the roots.
I think I’m going to need some more wheat grass.