I have a 5 gallon bucket of Kansas wheat.
Yep. I’m pretty proud of that fact
Wheat straight from the heartland. And now it’s time to show you how I plant it for spring decor.
Planting wheat grass for decor in the early springtime, before the grass outside is green yet (or sometimes even visible due to piles of snow) is a wonderful way to brighten things up and get yourself through those last few days and weeks of winter.
And KANSAS wheat is the best grass you can get for this (this is my opinion of course) you can see last years here
Lest you think I plan to use all that wheat in the 5 gallon bucket for decor let me put your mind at rest. I really intended to get the stuff ground into flour and make it into bread. Keeping a quart jar of it for future decor needs of course. But I’ve been lazy about getting it ground. And it keeps so well in the bucket. Yadayadayadayada – I can come up with an excuse for anything!
I found directions for planting wheat grass a couple years ago on my friend Pam’s blog. Last year I followed her instructions to a T. This year I didn’t do exactly but pretty close. I just sprinkled on some wheat seeds and gave each pot a good watering with a spray bottle. I could have layered the seeds a lot thicker like Pam did, I just didn’t. No reason just how I did it this year.
But putting potting soil in a basket that is going to hang inside the house didn’t seem like the most brilliant idea I’d ever had. So I thought a bit and viola! Enter the gallon ziplock bag.
Push bag into basket as far as possible.
Fill with soil, top with seeds and water well.
Cut off excess plastic bag.
Hang in desired location.
My grass had started sprouting by day 2 and had wheat shoots coming up by day 3.
By Easter it had already had a couple haircuts and by a few days later I had to tie it to keep it from flopping all over the place.
Right after planting the wheat grass. The trophy is planted too.
About 2 weeks later. The grass in the basket has been trimmed twice. You can’t make this stuff stop once you start it.
Have you ever planted wheat grass as decor? It’s super easy – you should try it if you never have!
Have a wonderful weekend!