Grow an Easter basket garden. Your kids will be brimming with excitement when they observe the first sprouting seeds in their Easter basket garden. And the fast-growing spring turf will surely spur your children's imagination when they decorate the living centerpiece with miniature Easter decorations, eggs and fresh flowers.
* For lush green growth by Easter weekend, be sure to start your garden in the next day or two. You'll need a medium-size Easter basket lined with heavy-duty aluminum foil or strong plastic. Fill the basket to within 1 to 2 inches from the top with sterile potting soil. Sprinkle the soil with fast-growing wheat berries (available at food co-ops) or rye grass seeds. Mist the soil lightly with water
until it is damp, not soggy.
* Loosely cover the basket with plastic wrap to retain moisture and place the basket in indirect sunlight, keeping the soil moist until the seeds sprout and green shoots appear, about four to five days. Remove the plastic wrap, place the basket in a sunny window and the grass will grow quickly.