(Closed) Trays for growing wheatgrass!

posted 7 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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1032 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I would consider buying sod and then making the trays out of wood and they spay paintng them

My husband made a grass thing for our friends escort cards.

He bought sod and cut it to size. Then he took wood and made a tray…painted it and then put in the sod. Plus the sod was really thick and green,

Just an idea 🙂

Post # 4
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1995 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I did this!

My first test run was kind of a fail.  I bought ‘wheatberry’ seeds from a local organic store.  Yes wheatberry or winterberry is correct!  I just used a plastic about 1/4″ lid from kitty litter and used soil and seeds grown outside.  The seeds were correct but the soil was a fail – also messy.

Then I googled and searched and tried #2.  This was awesome.  Okay so I just grew the seeds on wet papertowels.  The seeds grew amazing and very even!  Also I made trays out of shadow box frames.  I basically took out the glass and lined the inside with [press & seal] saran wrap and taped it all shut tight and together.  I found nice brown ones at Michaels on sale that were deep enough but not too deep to show the grass – about 1.5″ I think.  About 10 days before the wedding I grew the seeds and they came out really great!  I had about 4 layers of very moist paper towels laid down that the roots attached too.  At first at germination I had a saran wrap cover over them to keep in moisture and create a mini green house.  It worked so well!  The key was definitely the paper towels (or apparently ‘baby blanket’) and our aerogarden lights!

Okay failures:  The night before the wedding – they trays of grass weren’t taken care of due to everything going on (I had bachelorette party, bridal shower, rehearsal & dinner).  Mother-In-Law bought them to the venue day of and they weren’t cared for for about 24 hours – kept in a car? or hotel room not in sunlight or grow lights.  Thus they were not top notch on the day – which was sad.  Also the cards were placed very sloppily – as you can see below.  Also in heinseight the cards should have been smaller or just used fewer per tray.  This was my fault.  It didn’t highlight the (previously) amazing grass and the earthy feel I was going for. 

R & T Wedding -232

check out all my blog posts (with photos!) from my trials:

http://rgeddy.blogspot.com/2010/03/id-give-myself-c-on-this-project-round.html

http://rgeddy.blogspot.com/2010/03/round-2-growing-more-seeds-per-paper.html

http://rgeddy.blogspot.com/2010/03/theyre-sprouting.html

http://rgeddy.blogspot.com/2010/03/success.html

http://rgeddy.blogspot.com/2010/03/for-robin.html (best photo!)

http://rgeddy.blogspot.com/2010/02/they-look-same-day-2-also-known-as.html

http://rgeddy.blogspot.com/2010/02/we-have-life.html

http://rgeddy.blogspot.com/2010/02/day-what-day-are-we-at-4.html

http://rgeddy.blogspot.com/2010/02/getting-there-not-quite-thickness-i-was.html

Post # 5
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46416 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I have grown wheatgrass for centerpieces in ordinary plastic trays from the nursey. I then took picture frame moulding, cut it to size and made a frame that just slipped over the tray. That way the wheatgrass didn’t have to be moved or cut and the frame completely hid the edges of the plastic tray.

This is not my pic, but a similar look could easily be made with baseboard. You can vary the moulding you use depending on the look you are going for.

Remember to use a plastic tray under the wheatgrass tray so it doesn’t leak onto your table linens.

Also grow a few extra trays of wheatgrass so you can pick the best ones for your tables.

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