i really love the idea of natural Easter baskets. tonight i hope to have my kiddies plant real grass to put in their easter baskets. i hate the imitation grass, and i figured it would be fun to have the kiddies water and watch their very own grass grow.
i did a little research, and it seems like it is best to start at least 2 weeks before Easter, but you can start up to a week before Easter. and you can use regular grass seeds, wheat grass or cat grass.
• If you only have one week to grow the grass, soak grass seeds in warm water overnight. If you have two weeks before Easter, proceed to the next step; soaking the seeds isn’t necessary.
• find a glass pie pan, jar, or other container, to fit inside the Easter basket. put at least 1 ½ inches of potting soil into the bottom of the container and spread evenly. scatter the soil generously with grass seeds and cover lightly with soil.
• gently yet thoroughly water the seeded soil and place in a warm sunny location.
• make certain the soil remains moist at all times during germination. (a spray bottle is perfect for kids to keep the seeds watered)
hopefully, this will result in a beautiful natural grass Easter basket.