Planting Wheat Grass for Decor

I have a 5 gallon bucket of Kansas wheat.

Yep.  I’m pretty proud of that fact ;)

I’m not sure if my brother-in-law knew when he agreed to send me a bucket of his hard earned wheat that I would be using it for decor purposes.

I’ve text him pics of my ‘crop’ this year but he never responds.  hmmmmm.

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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!

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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.

wheat grass-5I did decide to use a bit of an unusual container this year.  I had this basket hanging inside my front door and thought it would look cute with something real in it instead of faux flowers.

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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.

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Push bag into basket as far as possible.

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Fill with soil, top with seeds and water well.

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Cut off excess plastic bag.

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Hang in desired location.

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My grass had started sprouting by day 2 and had wheat shoots coming up by day 3.

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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.

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Right after planting the wheat grass.  The trophy is planted too.

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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!

Jill

Sew a Fine Seam

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  1. What a wonderful idea. As a child I would play in the bins of wheat after they were cut…Loved the feel of the wheat between my toes. UNTIL….I heard there could be snakes in it. Just too funny now that I look back. I really do love your wheat. :)

  2. I’ve never done this but I’m adding a trophy to my vintage list.
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  3. Jill…omgoodness!! I love that wheat grass and now I think I might buy a container I saw at an antique store and plant some!!!! AWesome! Where do I get wheat grass in GA? :)

    • Hi Donna – so sorry it took me so long to get back to you – life happened and really pulled me away from the blog! You should be able to find wheat grass seed at a health food store or if you can’t find it locally you should be able to find a place to order it online if you google it. Or I could mail you some if you can’t find it that way!
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  4. I love that bright green contrast and pop of color! I should plant some of that for our cat. Of course, it would always look chewed up and well-loved, but that’s okay….lol!
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  5. JaneEllen says:

    Love trophy and basket you planted your wheat in. Hmmm,I’ll be looking at my containers and baskets differently now. Where to buy wheat grass? I’ve heard of it before. How fun to watch it grow and give it haircuts. You could have wheat grass every where in your house. Will it attract bugs? Hope not. LOve your post and hope things are looking better to you. Lucky you getting free 5 gal. bucket of wheat grass seeds. Happy weekend

  6. Lovely! Growing this grass is on my ‘must try’ list. It adds just the right pop of color for Spring decor.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Suzanne
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  7. Love the post. I’ve never grown wheat grass but I have grown grass for my cats and for some reason I think it may have been wheat grass. I really like the idea of starting in a zip lock bag. You could seal the bag up for a few days to let it sprout and then cut off the top of the bag to let it grow out. The instructions for the grass I grew included keeping the seed covered for a few days until it had sprouted. You zip lock bag idea is perfect. Thanks for the creative ideas for using the grass for decorating!

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