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Sprout a Natural Grass Easter Basket

Sprout a Natural Grass Easter Basket

Instead of using plastic imitation grass in an Easter basket, why not give your child a natural Easter basket, filled with sprouted wheat berry grass?

Easter, as well as other traditional spring holidays, is a celebration of rebirth and renewal. With a natural grass basket, you can further honor the meaning of rejuvenation and hope inherent to the holiday. If you start at least one week in advance, you can have a lush, living blanket of grass in time for Easter Sunday.

Directions

  • If you only have one week to grow the grass, soak spring wheat berries in warm water overnight. If you have two weeks before Easter, proceed to the next step; soaking the berries isn’t necessary.
  • Find a glass pie pan, jar, or other container, to fit inside the Easter basket. Put at least 1 1/2 inches of potting soil into the bottom of the container and spread evenly. Scatter the soil generously with spring wheat berries and cover lightly with soil.
  • Gently yet thoroughly water the seeded soil and place in a warm sunny location.
  • Make certain the soil remains moist at all times during germination.

For added decoration, you might wrap the basket handle with ribbons, lace, delicate silk, or dried flowers. Spring bulbs like snowdrops planted along with the wheat grass will add blooming beauty to your basket.

Adapted from a 1993 Nova Natural Catalog.

The Nova Natural catalog offers natural Easter egg plant-based dyes of deep, rich, warm colors. The set include five colors—yellow, orange, red, green, blue and instructions with some tips, special coloring techniques and more. The dyes are very easy to use.

Read more: Crafts & Hobbies, Easter, Holidays, Life

By Annie B. Bond

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on anniebbond.com, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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12:34PM PDT on Apr 6, 2013

Another fantastic spring project! Thank you Annie.

1:20AM PDT on Apr 3, 2013

Thanks Annie :)

4:42PM PDT on Apr 2, 2013

thanks

6:46PM PDT on Mar 30, 2013

Thanks

7:58AM PDT on Mar 30, 2013

Thanks for .....

5:32AM PDT on Mar 27, 2013

Thanks for the great idea...

2:38AM PDT on Mar 26, 2013

Thanks

2:16AM PDT on Mar 14, 2013

Thanks

7:09PM PDT on Mar 13, 2013

Thanks for this..

9:40AM PDT on Mar 13, 2013

Thanks.

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