We’ve grown regular ol’ green grass before, but this Spring we’re growing our own wheatgrass for a beautiful bright indoor display. It was very easy to grow, needing only a few supplies. Wheatgrass is known for nutritional benefits, but with this beautiful green color, it’s also a perfect Spring decor.
Grow Your Own Wheatgrass
Watch our how-to video showing just how simple it is to grow your own wheatgrass. So perfect for spring!
Supplies for Growing Wheatgrass:
- hard red winter wheat (found in most health food stores)
- potting soil
I chose a few different containers, as I’m going to test them all out to see which one works best. I’ve got an egg carton, terra cotta pots, floral vase, Easter bowls, silver tray, and our Easter bunny bucket.
Fill your containers with potting soil. Leave an inch or so of space for the grass and roots to grow.
I soaked my seeds in water for a couple of hours. Then spread a layer of seeds on top of the soil in each container. Spread them full and even.
Give your containers a good soak, but be careful not to let your seeds move around. Pour your water in slowly. For the first 2 days, they need constant water to help the seeds germinate. Once the seeds show a white tail, keep them watered, but no need to soak.
Set them in an undisturbed area, I just grew my wheatgrass on my kitchen counter where no little hands could reach. Then watch it grow! Here’s what it looked like in only 4 days.
After only 7 days, here’s how well the wheatgrass grew! And it’s growing more and more by the minute! Check the Wheatgrass Containers post for full results.
We’re having fun displaying our wheatgrass for Spring, giving me hope for warmer weather to come! It’s so fun to grow, bringing in some of those beautiful green colors of spring! It’s the perfect decor for your home during spring or April holiday!
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This isn’t just for fun i grow it for health and juice it.I drink 4 shots a day.It has 92 enzymes and 72% chlorophyll. This is something your dr. keeps too himself.Lol
I ended up buying the hard red spring wheat, instead of the winter wheat. This really should make do difference… or will it? Thanks!
I have been growing wheatgrass in small containers for our indoor cat for about 9 years. I buy the wheat seeds in my grocery stores bulk foods.
p.s. I liked you on StumbleUpon…hope you get some extra publicity!!
Cannot thank you enough!! I have always wanted to grow wheat grass but have been afraid because I had no clue how. :) I have sent my husband to the health food store, and hope to have some as decoration on the table for my Mother In Laws 80th bday party. I will try to send you the link (and of course, link back to you) if all goes as planned.
I have a question can you use white winter wheatgrass?
That’s a good question. I haven’t tried it. I’ve only sought out the red winter wheat for seeds. I’m thinking it would still work. If you give it a try, let me know how it goes! If it’s working, you should be seeing sprouts within a few days and long grass within 7-10 days!
What a festive way to grow wheatgrass! I love it! This site is great — I will be back for sure! thanks
Was thinking growing some in a rectangle mirror vase for a cheap table display for our wedding. Could look awesome!
good job dude
Lisa – At the health food store, it’s called something like: Hard Red Winter Wheat. But if you ask someone, they should be able to tell you if you say that you want to grow your own wheatgrass. It is just the wheat from food storage. I thought it was weird at first too, but then it worked!
So the seeds you used for growing the wheatgrass is just wheat seeds that you have in your food storage for like making bread and stuff?? I can’t find wheatgrass seeds at any health food stores. Should I just buy wheat? Does it matter if its regular white wheat??
Great tutorial! I never would have guessed it would grow so quickly! Thanks! :)
Kara – As far as I know, and I’m not an expert, you can eat this grown wheat grass that comes from Red Hard Winter Wheat. So if your cannery wheat is that, I’m betting you could. But I would give your local health food store for details!
White wheat definitely works! My kids are having fun watching the grass grow more each day. It’s fun to have something that makes noticeable progress (unlike our new fruit trees!).
Do you know if you can eat the wheat grass from “regular” seeds? Or do you have to buy some specifically “safe” for sprouting/eating if you want to eat it when you’re done displaying it… I seem to remember hearing SOMETHING about different types of wheat but not sure what!
Gorgeous project, going to try it either way! just wondering if I can use my cannery wheat…
Thank you so much for the great visual and direction to grow wheatgrass. I have never been able to grow it since it is our tradition to make a great pudding out to the wheatgrass during Nowrouz which is Persion holiday. I never thought of growing it with dirt. Thanks again Qudseya
Thanks for another great tutorial! I’m so excited to grow wheatgrass with my kids. I posted a link on my blog: http://ificould-ificould.blogspot.com/2010/03/grow-your-own-wheatgrass.html
Katie – My pots didn’t need much light! They were in my kitchen just on my counter top. I’ve also read where they like a cold dark place. So from what I’ve found, they do well pretty much anywhere!
This is super cool. And really springy and pretty. I am totally going to try this. But I have a question: how much sunlight should they get?
I def. want to try this!!
I was just about to get serious about buying some wheat grass to use in my green smoothies, and had no idea I could grow it myself with stuff from my pantry!!! Thanks so much!
I love this! We are doing this for sure! It grew in so fast too!
Perfect timing! I found some old pots I am ready to use, and thought ok. I need to get this started for easter. THanks!
I saw those cute buckets at target too and thought these would look great for this.
We are going to do this too! I just wish I had started sooner, but it’ll be done in plenty of time for Easter. The kids are planting their little pots for FHE.
Oooh I am making this for our easter baskets for sure — and then maybe making some wheat grass shooters after :)
I love your wheat grass, way to go mama!
Looks so fun thanks! I will be doing this! Does it have to be red wheat or can I use white? I already have white on hand since I cook with it.
Jennifer – the seeds cost $0.75 per pound. I bought 3/4 of a pound and it filled all these pots, with some left over. So it was very inexpensive.
This is great. I’m hoping the seeds aren’t too expensive. My rabbit loves to eat this stuff but if you buy it already grown at pet stores it’s about $5 for a small container and the rabbit eats it in less than 5 minutes so it’s an expensive treat. But it would be fun to grow with my daughter anyway and a cute Easter decoration.
We did this for “leprechaun hair:” http://dressesandmesses.wordpress.com/2010/03/08/leprechaun-hair/
Love all the different pots!
THANK YOU SO MUCH for posting this! I was thinking about doing some of these in those dollar spot tin buckets from Target for Easter. We are doing it here for the first time and I have been getting stressed thinking about what i am going to do!
YEAH!!!!! SOOOOO glad it takes only about 7 days to grow!
This is perfect. I was just talking about doing this with the kids tonight! Thanks for the tutorial. You saved me a long search.
Thanks for sharing this fun idea, I’m going to do for sure my 9 year old will love it. Great pictures too.
I love that! Totally adorable, and here in Utah I could certainly use a little more green around my house. How cute would it be to set some plastic eggs in there come Easter. ;D Thanks for the idea.