Last year, I attempted to grow my own grass for the kids Easter baskets. My mom did this for us when we were kids and we loved it! Unfortunately, I got a late start and my seeds didn’t sprout in time.
This year, I’m planning ahead. It’s a fun spring-fever project to do with the kids and we can trim the grass with scissors if it really takes off before Easter. Here’s how we do it:
You’ll need: a plastic Easter pail or a basket lined with plastic wrap, drainage stones, potting soil, rye grass seeds and water. Be sure to grow the grass in the container you plan to use. It’s difficult to transfer. If you start about three weeks before Easter that should give you plenty of time.
Step 1: Choose your basket and line it with plastic wrap.
Step 2: Prep your grass seeds by mixing them into several cups of wet potting soil.
Step 3: Cover the bottom of the basket with drainage rocks.
Step 4: Cover the drainage rocks with a thick layer of potting soil (I prefer organic since the bunny will be putting Easter treats in the basket later.)
Step 5: Transfer the wet soil with the seeds to your basket, cover with a thin layer of dry potting soil and water it.
Step 6: Keep it near a sunny window and water whenever the soil gets dry. If the grass gets too long and starts to droop or bend, trim it with scissors.
This is a great alternative to plastic Easter grass. Another option is shredded colored paper. Use old art projects or scrap paper from crafts.