A couple of years ago was the first time I tried my hand at growing grass indoors for my dining table. That was in our former house, where we had a large bank of southern windows in that room that offered tons of great light for successful indoor grass growing…
But not in our new 100 year old home, our dining room here faces east, so we get lovely morning light, but not that direct full sun throughout the day. So here’s what I’m trying this year to get some grass growing in a container on my dining table: (I will have all the shopping links towards the end of this post for you If you’re interested to get some grass growing too!)
The key part of this bag of grass seed I’m showing you, is the ‘dense shade’ part… Since, at best, it will only be getting a couple hours of sunlight per day in the dining room, it made sense to use this variety of seed for my container of grass. I actually had this grass seed stored in the garage, leftover from last fall, when we used it in our backyard, which is mostly in the shade. (I’m hoping that being in the garage and freezing over the winter won’t negatively affect the seed, and it will still germinate for me?)
I also have this self watering style planting container that stores water in the tray and will wick up to the soil and plants… Sounds perfect for this seed, keeping it moist is really key to getting the grass growing.
For the soil, I used potting soil that has some sort of fertilizer in it, which hopefully will help the grass be nice and green, assuming it actually starts to grow.
A couple years ago, the first time I tried this indoor grass growing experiment, it worked beautifully, and this is how it turned out. Being a lovely centerpiece for our Easter brunch table. The rustic wood planter, that actually slides over the green plastic self watering planter, perfectly covers it. Click here to see the rustic wood planter cover I made from an old board that came out of the little brick cottage when we were renovating it. (It’s an 1800’s version of a 2 x 4… sooo much bigger than the ones we get today!)
Hopefully the grass seed will germinate and grow lush on the dining room table this year, filling the room with a glimpse of spring. Then, hopefully I’ll be able to show you the new centerpiece I’m working on for this year!
Every time I plant seeds, I’m reminded how it takes a certain amount of hope and trust to believe that what appears to be a dead speck of organic material is actually miraculously storing life in it, just waiting for the right conditions to burst forth. And that day when you’re checking the seed, and you suddenly spot ‘seedlings’ isn’t it a wonderful, simple joy? I love that moment!
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