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Sowing Grass for Easter

Source: Martha Stewart Living Television

Introduction

Potted rye grass is the perfect place to arrange beautifully decorated Easter eggs, or just a nice way to bring spring indoors. It takes about three to four days for sprouts to appear, and in ten days the grass will be ready to use as decoration in your house -- just in time for Easter. The potted grass will look great for about two to three weeks; one week after you've planted your first pot, plant another, so that you can replace the long and lanky grass with a newly sprouted pot. Then, replant the old pot, using fresh soil. You can also try trimming the grass with scissors.

Annual rye grass grows quickly and adapts well to planting in either flats or pots. It is a common lawn grass that should be easy to find in your local garden centers. You can also use wheat grass, which grows thick blades quickly, or winter rye grass, a very successful container grass.

materials

  • Pot or flat

  • Potting soil

  • Grass seeds

steps

  1. Fill a pot or flat with a good standard potting soil to 1/2 inch below the rim.

  2. Sprinkle grass seeds lightly over the top of the soil (about the density of seed on a bread crust), and cover with a light layer of soil.

  3. Tamp the soil down gently, and water well.

  4. Cover with a plastic bag, and place in a sunny window.

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