It's that time of year again ! If you are interested in growing your own Easter basket grass, NOW is the time to start at least thinking about gathering up everything needed to make these baskets.
Easter is March 31, so it's not too early to at least think about planting your own Easter basket grass.
One of my pet peeves, and I have several of those, is picking up that dratted plastic colored grass that clings to everything for months after Easter. Even the dogs have it hanging from their muzzles, not to mention theHansMan.
After the Easter bunny has come and gone, the rye grass can stay. It can be planted in a special place in your yard or garden where it will grow if cared for. Children can continue to enjoy it for a long time.
Just to prove that planting rye grass for Easter baskets is a tradition around here, this is the 2010 version of the process.
All that's needed to create real live green grass for an Easter basket is:
1. plastic saucers
2. potting soil
3. rye grass*
4. sprayer of water
5. plastic wrap
6. cute little munchkin to help
*It's best to purchase the rye grass at a feed and seed store where you can buy smaller amounts. This was the smallest bag we could find, so now we have enough rye grass seed to plant over a square mile.
First you must put the potting soil into the plastic saucers.
Then, you sprinkle the rye grass seeds over the potting soil.
It's very important to push each and every seed into the soil
Well, maybe pushing each and every seed into the soil might take to long.
Spraying the seeds with water is a serious process as indicated by the furrow in her brow.
It's very important to take time to pose and smile for Gammy's camera.
Place plastic wrap over the seeds to create a "greenhouse."
Then while Gammy steps out of the room for just a second, Little Miss P grabs a pot and fills it mostly with rye grass seed.
Just in case you couldn't see exactly how many rye grass seeds, this photo should clear things up.
Happy springtime from Little Miss P and Gammy.
Planting rye grass seeds is a fun project. Even if your springtime doesn't involve celebrating Easter, rye grass can be planted in styrofoam cups that have faces drawn on them so that eventually hair grows out the top.
Below are previous posts on the same subject:
(For those of you who know Little Miss P, it's fun to look at these posts to see how she's grown.)