Easter Decor: All About Wheatgrass!

Any idea what this is? Well, I will tell you. A few weeks ago, inspired by the recent acquisition of a set of 12 pastel goblets, and wanting to justify their existence (they were free, just not something you use everyday)–I got the crazy idea to host Easter dinner for my husband’s family. Well, it wasn’t just the goblets that inspired me, but also beautiful images of wheatgrass that keep popping up all over the internet, like this one by Colin Cowie.

I kept reading that I should get wheatgrass from a florist, but I certainly didn’t know of any in my neck of the woods that carry it, and I am cheap, so I started researching growing my own. I didn’t have to look too far. This post from Design Mom explains the basics.

These photos are of my sprouted seeds (wheat berries, wheat kernels) growing to become wheatgrass centerpieces and place holders for Easter dinner. I took this picture earlier today and already the sprouts are longer and more green than what you see here. (Oh, and those tumblers in the first picture are only $0.29/ea at IKEA! I know, right?)

I am certainly not an expert since this is our first experiment with wheatgrass. But I have learned a bit that you might want to know. First of all, if you are LDS and have #10 cans of wheat from the cannery in your food storage, those work for this! Yea! You don’t have to go and buy seeds some where. And to clarify, if you are not LDS but still have wheat kernels in your storage, I’m sure it will work for you, too! It just took me quite a while to figure out if they were the same thing or not, so I thought I would pass that along. Now you know what to do with all of that wheat! 🙂

Secondly, the seeds sprout faster if you soak them overnight. They will grow if you don’t soak them, but I have been told they take 1-2 weeks. If you soaked them tonight and put them in soil tomorrow (and kept them fairly wet), I am guessing you might have some decent grass for Easter. But don’t be mad at me if they take more time than that. I’m not an expert, remember.

Thirdly, this is pretty easy stuff. I think my husband and I complicated it a bit, but there was a woman who commented on the Design Mom post who said she grew it in her child’s Easter basket from paper towels instead of soil. So my point is, don’t be intimidated and give it a try.
Also check out what Kimba did with wheat grass to bring some Springtime into her home!

Hopefully this will turn out as I envision and I will have lots of pictures from my Easter tablescape to share this weekend.

Off-topic: I ‘m planning to be posting more of my photography and digital art on My Digital Insanity blog. I have added the follower option there, and have some work up that I’d love to get some feedback about. Thanks!

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Comments

  1. Woohoo! I love it! I had never heard of wheatgrass, berries, whatever, before this year. Now I see it sprouting up all over!

    Thanks for the link.
    Kimba

  2. oh so pretty- I planted some wheatgrass last year and loved it- I like what you are planning to do- I may need to get busy and plant some-
    Thanks for sharing.

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