There's nothing like adding a pop of color to your home during these gray and cold days of winter. And what better than bringing spring into your home with an arrangement of Wheatgrass?
A lot of people grow wheatgrass for juicing because they believe it detoxifies the body and is good for you. It probably is, but that is not the reason I grew mine. I grew mine because I wanted a pretty centerpiece for my dining room table. I wish I had tried this before my wedding, because it is so cheap and easy!
This is a picture of the wheatgrass I planted 7 days ago. Yep, only SEVEN days ago! Not to mention I have trimmed some of the top to make them look a bit more even. Isn't this crazy??
I got the vase for a little over $3 at Michaels as they were 60% off. I got two of them.
I got the potting soil at Home Depot for about $3.50. I used Scotts Premium Potting Soil.
And finally the Wheatgrass seeds. They say you can find them at any Health store, but I've never seen them at our local one, so I bought them at Amazon, here.
Once I had my potting soil, my vases and my seeds, I pretty much just added the potting soil to the vase (about 4 inches) and spread the seeds on top. I actually didn't spread as many seeds as they say you should online because I hadn't read any instructions online at that time, but as you can see it didn't turn out too bad. I then covered them with a thin layer of potting soil and watered them everyday keeping the soil moist.
But for instructions sake, I decided to start another pot and take pictures to show you guys.
Fill your vase with about 3 - 4 inches of Potting Soil
Add one layer of Wheatgrass seeds being careful not to layer them on top of each other too much.
Add another thin layer of potting soil on top of your seeds and water them until the soil is moist but not damp.
Keep the vase in a dark place and water the soil at least twice a day to ensure the soil is moist at all times.
In about 48 hours your seeds will start to sprout and look like this:
Once they are about 1 - 2 inches high, you can remove them from the dark and keep them in indirect sunlight.
**Updated** In ONLY 4 days, they looked like this:
So yep, in less than 7 days you should have them high enough for centerpieces.
Here are some arrangements I've put together with my vases that are fully grown.. I don't know why but I really liked the look with the pop of orange from the clementines.
And that is it my dears! Very easy to grow and cheap to make!