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Grass Grow-Along – Day 1

a peek of my spring table with lentil grass

a peek of last year's spring table with lentil grass

As I get ready to grow some home-made grass for the arrival of spring, I thought of doing it in a cyber group this year, to share tips, ideas in a group and to grow our knowledge on the subject through your comments and suggestions. A lot of people grow their own sprouts for consumption, in jars or with special appliances designed for growing grass dirt-free. The method can be used for grass that we grow with our children, for our spring table, although the same method can be used with dirt, if you wish.

Before I confuse y’all further, here are the supplies you’ll need for this grow-along project:

1 cup wheat
1 cup lentil
A dish for each
Spray bottle
Water
Dish towel

Today, soak your lentil or wheat in a bowl of water. I will do the same. Tomorrow, I’ll share a photo of what the sprouts look like when they are ready to take out of water and into a dish.

Meanwhile go around your house and see what kind of dishes you want to use to grow your grass in.

Different dishes

here are some terra cotta and pottery dishes i used last year

pottery

this easy-to-make wooden container is made like a deep frame and painted

and here's my favorite cake stand i bought from a yard sale when we went to Cumberland Lake in Kentucky

pottery

when using a deep container like this i place small rocks at the bottom for drainage

this basket is lined with plastic ... nothing like real grass in an Easter basket

Posted by Living Crafts on Mar 4, 2011 08:19 PM | 15 Comments

15 Responses to “Grass Grow-Along – Day 1”

  1. Kimara says:

    I grew grass with my children but haven’t for a while. Thanks for the reminder. I’ll be getting some seeds over the weekend :) I’ll be linking on Facebook, too :)

  2. Living Crafts says:

    oh great Kimara! i’ve got to come and visit your blog. that would be great to link this – thanks. P

  3. Chris says:

    What a wonderful idea! I don’t have wheat seeds available where I live, but I do have a few flower seeds from last year. I’m going to find them today and get them started. Thank you so much for the idea!

  4. Rachel says:

    Thank you thank you for getting us going on this. I love doing it in the easter baskets, and I think I’m going to do some in eggshells this year, too.

  5. Valorie says:

    Oh fun! I have wanted to do this but have always waited to late. Will get supplies today.

  6. My kids are going to LOVE this! I’m picking up supplies today.:o)

  7. amy g. says:

    so refreshing, that green!! love it!

  8. Anne Ryan says:

    Curious why this was started on a Saturday and then dropped for two days. Not sure whether there needs to be a small amount of soil or not. My lentils are sprouting..

    • Living Crafts says:

      Sorry Anne. I have no good excuse. my lentils took 3 days to sprout this year. please go to our Craft Room and there is a pdf of instructions [for wheat - this year i'm adding lentils which is the same but takes more time to sprount] from last year you can download. meanwhile, i’ll be uploading new photo of the sprout on lentil. hth Pardis

  9. I’m not exactly sure where to buy the 1 cup wheat and 1 cup lentil?? Are those seeds that you would buy in a packet at the farm store? Or do you mean some sort of thing you buy at the grocery store? (I do a lot of gardening but I’ve never grown indoor grass for fun.)

    • Living Crafts says:

      Tina,
      it’s just the lentil you use to cook. also, the wheat is mostly sold in bulk section of grocery stores. hth, Pardis

  10. cynthia says:

    Please post what to do next! My lentils are soaking and I don’t know what to do next! Thanks!

    • Living Crafts says:

      as soon as you see a sprout or two [i'm posting photos tomorrow] take out of water and put on the dish you want. if you dish is deep like a vase, put some pebbles at the bottom for drainage. cover with a wet cotton cloth or dish towel. while holding the wet dish towel over the sprouts, rinse with cold tap water and drain a 2-3 times a day. in the morning when you wake up run to your babes and wash them and the cloth and put back on as the dish towel dries overnight! hth, Pardis

  11. [...] And for grass lovers – You can grow your own!  See instructions at http://www.livingcrafts.com/page/Free_Patterns scroll about halfway down the free pattern page.  Or you can follow along their Grass Grow-Along at http://www.livingcrafts.com/blog/spring/grass-grow-along-day-1 [...]

  12. jeny says:

    Thanks for this beautiful information,its seems to aware us about Spring,,,

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