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In Your Home on March 1, 2010 at 3:35 PM

Welcome  Spring  With These Quick and Easy DIY Grass Planters!




Decorative Container

Garden or Potting Soil

*Pebbles – Only necessary if your container does not have drainage holes.

Rye Grass Seeds – Rye grass is very inexpensive,  and is readily available at Walmart, Kmart, Lowes,  Home Depot and similar stores.  You can substitute any type of grass, or for something different, try using wheat kernels.



Fill and level your container with soil, leaving 1 -2 inches of space at the top. If necessary, first layer your container with 1 inch of pebbles, then top with soil.

Sprinkle a solid layer (don’t be stingy) of  grass over soil.

Cover  grass with ¼ inch of soil.

Water till moist; but not soggy. Keep your soil from drying out. Try watering daily and adjust as necessary.

Set your planter in a sunny windowsill or for those who live in warmer climates, outside in the sun.

You should see sprouts in 5 to 10 days.

BONUS – This project also makes a “artfully”  organic Easter basket. Start seedlings at least three weeks before Easter and use a container that easily fits  into your basket. After the grass has grown a few inches, place it into your  basket.  The Easter Bunny will do the rest. –  Enjoy!






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