What started as a project for Owen and I to make cute tins filled with grass for Easter turned into a healthy snack for my family.
I had seen on Pinterest growing grass in tins for an Easter table decoration and so we decided to try it out. But after I saw just how easy it was to do I decided to look into Wheatgrass and learned about all its amazing benefits. Check out this article for all the info!
We planted the tins up on March 23, three days later the seeds had sprouted and the shoots were touching the plastic wrap so I removed it then. They sat in an eastern facing window until Easter, April 5th. So it only took 2 weeks for these suckers to get this big! (Owen took the plant one night and ate it like a goat.)
- Find empty tins to plant in.
- Add a layer of gravel base for drainage. If these are going to be used more long term you will want a container with a hole.
- Add soil. Organic mix if you plan to eat the grass.
- Add a layer of wheatgrass seeds to the top of the soil, no need to cover them.
- Sprinkle a bit of water over the top, they want to get wet but not saturated.
- Cover with plastic wrap and set in a sunny spot.
- 3 days later, or once the shoots are touching, remove the plastic cover.
Once you reach this step you can enjoy these for weeks to come, just continue to water every week, cut the grass and watch it continue to grow. You can also learn more about the benefits of wheatgrass and how to use it. I'm going to attempt to start juicing it soon!