The Grass is Always Greener

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Some winters seem to last longer than others and this one seems to be taking its time.

Here in the south, we usually have a warm day or two inserted into each week, but this winter hasn't been a normal one.  We currently have at least 6 inches of snow on the ground...not a blade of grass in sight...outside that is.

Every winter I plant wheat grass.  It is a simple way to add a touch of spring to the winter months.  I just use any available containers that I can find around the house.


Do you see the snow outside?
This is an old container that was made in Italy.  Mom used to pick up neat little pieces when she was in the antiques business.  The wings are all chipped, but I still think it is pretty.

This pot was given to me by a friend who has since moved to Seattle.  I have made a few of these myself with old broken bits of china.  It took a lot longer than you would think.


I am planting wheat grass in a strawberry pot for the first time.  Not sure how it would turn out, but so far so good.  The biggest challenge is keeping it watered.  Hello kitchen sink.

Knowing that it is 13 degrees outside with 6 inches of snow on the ground does make the grass seem a little greener.


  1. Lovely. What a wonderful idea!

  2. I love it! Those are pretty containers! I bought an old crate to plant some wheat grass in, but I still have to buy seeds. Have a good week! Lisa

  3. what is strange is that we have hardly any snow (for us) in southern Maine, due to the severe rain we had last Monday.The temperature then dropped after the rain storm.
    I think I will plant some grass for my 3 cats...what a treat. Try to stay warm.

  4. That is the coolest idea! LOOOOVE it! Hope your staying good and warm! XOXO

  5. How clever you are to plant grass. Who would of "thunk"...



  6. I wanted to grow some wheatgrass this winter, but turns out we will be out of town, and I didn't want it to die. :-) Yours looks wonderful!

  7. I really love this idea, we put down rye in the yard for the first time, next year I'm saving some seed for indoors. Thanks!

    Ps, the numbered chest looks outstanding, great job!

  8. My cats eat plants :( I would LOVE to see fresh green grass right now.

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  9. That looks so fresh and pretty- I sure could use a little touch of Spring! One problem- I have a brown thumb. How difficult is wheat grass to plant and grow?

  10. Wheat grass is one of the easiest things to grow in my opinion. I soak the seed overnight and by the next day it is practically sprouting.

    It stays nice looking for at 2-3 weeks.

    All of the containers that I did only cost 20 cents, so give it a try.


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