Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Make a Living Easter Basket and Avoid Plastic Easter Grass

Don't you hate when all that plastic Easter grass gets tracked all through your house?

Why not grow your own grass in your baskets and involve your children in the fun!



Instructions

things you'll need:

  • Water Spray Bottles
  • Grass Seeds
  • Potting Soil
  • Watering Cans
  • Easter Baskets
  • Chocolate Easter Eggs
  • Scissors
  • Scissors
  • Garbage Bags
  • Garbage bags
    • 1
      Line an Easter basket with a plastic garbage bag. The plastic liner will prevent water and soil from soaking through the basket.
    • 2
      Fill the lined basket with potting soil.
    • 3
      Trim away the excess plastic from around the rim of the basket.
    • 4
      Water the soil-filled basket. Allow it to drain for several hours outside.
    • 5
      Sprinkle kitty grass seed over the surface of the damp soil. Kitty grass seed is typically available at pet stores. If you can't find it, use oat, wheat or lawn grass seed instead.
    • 6
      Place the basket in a sunny, warm location for fastest germination.
    • 7
      Mist the seed with a water spray bottle daily, until it begins to sprout.
    • 8
      Water the sprouted grass when the soil feels dry on the surface. Continue to water for about three weeks, after which you should have a basket of fresh grass.
    • 9
      Add real or chocolate eggs to your Easter basket after the grass has grown.


Did you wait too late?  No worries!  Just go to your local nursery - They can help you out!!!





Read more: How to Make a Living Grass Easter Basket | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_15266_make-living-grass.html#ixzz1K0142PiK

6 comments:

Victoria's Voice said...

What a really great idea! I always hated picking up the plastic grass and pulling it out of the dogs mouth. Yuck!

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Amy said...

Adorable!

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Whispering Peace said...

This is a great idea.

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April Decheine said...

Your Newest Follower, look forward to checking out your blog and posts. Have an awesome night.
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Love the Easter Basket Idea! I always have Wheat grass growing inside for a breath of outdoors!