Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Grow Grass in Beautiful Containers for Easter

I started this project a week ago and it was so fun, wanted to share it with you.
First of all, find some gardening clay pots or milkglass containers or any smaller sized containers to grow your grass.  I even used some mini-(throw away) tin pie and bread containers that I will be putting into a decorative bowl.  And I hope to give a few away to some special friends filled with little eggs and candy.
Honestly, you can grow about 10 small containers using about a handful of rye grass seed.  Frank went to the local hardware store and purchase a pound but that was way, way too much.

I filled my selected containers with potting soil, about 2/3 full.  Then I sprinkled the rye seed thickly on top and LIGHTLY dusted more potting soil on top.

Water gently as to not float the seed.  Like all new lawns, you have to keep the soil moist at all time.
I don't have a sunny window edge that was large enough, so I got an extra lamp, a large tray and placed the lamp in the middle with all the containers underneath it.  I kept the light on over the tins and vases continueally.

Within 3 days I could start seeing a hint of sprouts

On the 4th day the grass started to grow.
On the 5th day it started looking like a thin lawn.

By the 6th and 7th day, the grass grew about over an 1" a day.  By the 8th day, I had to trim the grass and they were ready to display.


Frank and I wish you all a wonderful Easter weekend and send our Blessings to you and your families.


The Slipcover Maker said...

How fun is that!! I'm going to try it. Happy Easter Paula and Frank!

June said...

I would love to try this for a little spring green Paula, thank you for sharing.
I hope you have a lovely week. Thank you so much for the sweet message you left for me on my last post.