Kids love getting their hands dirty. So I knew my kids would have fun when we planted wheat berry seeds with our playgroup friends.
I wanted the children to see how plants grow, to give them an idea of what Springtime is about. What I didn’t expect was the excitement and the awe that my boys had witnessing the magic of a plant coming to life.
Each day, they would water the plants with me and comment on each friend’s plant.
They couldn’t wait to see how much each plant had grown every morning.
A week after planting the wheat berry seeds, our playgroup friends came back to see their fully grown wheat grass plants.
The children looked at the plants with awe. I said to them, “this is what you grew with your own hands”. I could see that idea sinking in as they stared at their own potted plant.
It was beautiful to see each of them glowing with pride.
My boys loved to carry their potted plants around, sporting a sense of ownership.
Because it was their own, they felt free to taste the grass without looking for acceptance or approval.
They ran around with the plants, even put them on their heads. These were their creation, their babies.
They were celebrating the life they brought to be.
Here’s How To Grow Your Own Wheat Grass Plant:
• Buy Wheat Berry Seeds (At your local health food store)
• Soak the seeds in water over night.
• Plant them in potting soil at least 1/4 deep into the soil. Make sure there is a drainage hole in the bottom of your planter or pot.
• Water once a day. If the soil becomes dry, water it a second time.
• Make sure your plant gets lots of direct sunlight.
• You should see the first signs of growth in three days.
• In a week, your Wheat Grass Plant will be ready to fully admire or eat or juice into Wheat Grass Juice!
Your Sensible Girlfriend