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Karenmom asks:
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Growing Grass-how long will it take?

We're doing something a little different this year, I'm having the kids grow their own Easter grass in their baskets instead of using the artificial stuff.  

We placed a few cups of potting soil in plastic Easter baskets, sprinkled grass seeds over top and watered.  

Is there anything else that I should do and how long will it take for the grass blades to appear?

Thanks for any information!

Member Added on Apr 24, 2011
Update:  The grass came up in the baskets with about 3 inches of height and the kids are pleased with themselves for having grown their own grass in the basket.  However, the grass was scattered with lots of thin spots and although, they loved the experience and enjoyed showing everyone their real grass, they chose to use another basket (without artificial grass) to gather their eggs.  We're going to continue to see if the other seeds in the basket sprout, and later transfer the grass into the yard.
In Topics: Nature and outdoors, Green living
> 60 days ago

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greenprof2
Apr 8, 2011
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What the Expert Says:

Well, that will be an interesting activity! Don't forget to line the basket because you will have to keep the soil moist! How long it will take for the seeds to germinate depends on the type of seed you use:
Bentgrass 10-15 days
Bermuda 10-30
Bluegrass 20-30
Buffalo Grass 14-28
Centipede 14-21
Fescues 7-15
Rye Grass 5-10
Looks like you might want to go with rye grass seeds!  Good luck and Happy Easter.

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