Give plastic Easter grass the boot! Learn how to grow your own Easter grass!
Conventional Easter grass is the pits. That low-quality shredded plastic isn't recyclable, so it just sits in the landfill leaching toxins into the soil and groundwater. That doesn't feel like something that's in the spirit of Easter at all, does it?
If you want to grow you own Easter grass, you should get on it as soon as possible. It takes about two weeks to grow, so you can just make it if you start this week! The secret? Wheat seeds! Yep, we're basically growing wheat grass. How fun, right?
You'll want to choose a pretty container to grow your Easter grass, because it's going to double as your Easter basket. My favorite option that Your Homemade Mom shows is brightly colored metal pails with handles. Those are going to feel the most like traditional Easter baskets.
Here's what you'll need to grow your own Easter grass:
- pretty "Easter basket" to plant your seeds in
- wheat seeds
- potting soil
- plastic wrap
- small pebbles
- small plastic tray, if your container has drainage holes