Planting winter wheat is a spring tradition around here. It is an excellent spring gardening project for kids; they get to plant seeds and they can see the results of their work in just a few days. This year, I designed my spring mantlescape with winter wheat grass. Watch how I transform a simple set of silver-plated wedding party goblets into a beautiful spring mantlescape with winter wheat grass.
Planting Winter Wheat Grass
Before I get too far into this post, I have to say how tickled I was to stumble on a full set of silver-plated goblets (I’m assuming they were from a wedding party) at Goodwill. They were just 99 cents a piece and I immediately knew I would repurpose them as pots for a mantlescape. Since they are small containers, I needed a plant that didn’t require much room for root growth. Winter wheat grass was the perfect option and inspired this simple spring mantlescape.
I trim the wheat at least once a week and the grass holds up for a little over three weeks. Once it starts to look anemic, I trim it severely to the soil level, add new seed, and start again. This is my way to get a quick pop of Spring until it warms up outside.