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St. Patrick's Day

Decorative Cup With Wheat Grass

 

wheat grass in green cup 

 

This March, I recommend growing wheatgrass for St. Patrick's day or to celebrate the arrival of spring. Just a handful of wheat berries can create a thick and lush display of grass. The picture above was taken one week after the wheat berries were planted.

Materials:

  • Decorative cups
  • Hard winter wheat berries (can be found in health food stores)
  • Potting soil  
  • Large bowl
  • Watering Can
  • Trowel

Instructions:

   1.  Fill the decorative cups with potting soil, 3/4 full.

potting soil in large binpotting soil in a green cup

   2.  Grab a handful of wheat berries and put on top of the potting soil.

wheat berries in a green cup

   3.  Cover the wheat berries with 1/2 inch of potting soil.

trowel with vermiculite

   5.  Water the wheat berries by trickling water on top. A slow and light pour will not disturb the potting soil on top of the seeds and will prevent the wheat berries from moving.

   6.  Place the cups near a bright window. The more light the faster the wheat grass will grow.

wheat grass in green cup

 

Happy Growing,

Trina Alix

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