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Snowman Grass Grow Kit

Updated on November 23, 2013

The Gift

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A Fun Christmas Gift

I received a fun Christmas gift this year. It was given with humor, but as a person who loves plants, it serves as a new challenge! My Grass Grow Kit will be producing grass before the week is up!

There was not much inside the box. I found a dirt pellet and a package of seed included with the Snowman vase. Directions took awhile to find as they were written on the inside of the box. (Dismantle the box to read the directions.)

By putting the solid pellet in a bowl and adding three tablespoons of water, I immediately had the soil needed for planting seeds. That little pellet grew into an enormous amount of dirt in seconds. Next, I broke up the dirt with a fork and filled my snowman with soil for planting.

The Planting

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The seed packetSeeds are plantedCome on grass - grow
The seed packet
The seed packet
Seeds are planted
Seeds are planted
Come on grass - grow
Come on grass - grow

Planting The Seeds

After adding the dirt to Mr. Snowman, I took some of the seeds and spread them over the top of the dirt. Pressing the seeds into the dirt ever so slightly, I added a slight amount of left over dirt from the bowl to the top of the seeds. I packed the last bits of dirt over the seeds and dripped a few drops of water on top to keep the soil moist.

Mr. Snowman now sits on the kitchen window sill with other plants waiting for the rays of sun to grow the grass. I will have fun watching the seeds spring forth and get taller from day to day. Pictures will be posted later. Check back in a few days!

It is Growing!

Growth is evident
Growth is evident

Five Days Later

The snowman has been perched on my window sill for five full days. We have had very little sun this week to urge the grass to grow. With a little water each day, the soil stays moist for the seeds to begin the growth process.

Five days later, some of the seeds have grown into short stalks of grass. I am encouraged to see some change and expectant that the rest of the seeds will follow!

Wow!

Day Six

The sun was out today and what a difference it made. A little water in the morning and a warm sun on the window sill helped the grass to grow. Since most of the seeds have sprouted, I expect that the grass will get taller each day!

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One Week Later

One week later, Mr Snowman is in full bloom with grass growth of four inches. The continued application of a few daily drops of water has nurtured the grass and it is now green and strong. If the grass gets much longer, we will have a snowman with long hair. I imagine the grass will begin to fall over and look horrible.

I kept some seeds for replanting. When the grass gets too long, I will pull it and plant some new seeds! The kit worked and I am pleased that my window sill was an easy place to observe the daily growth changes. Thanks kiddos for a fun Christmas gift!

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  • PaulaK profile imageAUTHOR

    Paula Kirchner 

    7 years ago from Austin. Texas

    Thanks everyone, I will keep you posted on how it grows.

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    BkCreative 

    7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

    You know if Christmas did not sneak up on me every year I would have liked to purchase one of these - it's fun. And as a snow blizzard rages across my street here in Brooklyn, NYC - as I write this - I would have enjoyed puttering around indoors with a grass plant.

    And I believe it is rye grass. I wonder if I could eat it.

    Thanks for a fun hub - and rated up. Seems everyone is coming back so I guess I must!

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    CountryCityWoman 

    7 years ago from From New York City to North Carolina

    This would make such a great gift for my fun-loving kitty. One never knows what to give a kitty anymore.

    Plus it's fun! Thanks a lot and I will check back.

    Rated up!

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    TheListLady 

    7 years ago from New York City

    I would have so much fun with this - and I just like the way it looks. My new cat would enjoy this too - I'm thinking - now I have to wait for spring to offer her a bit of grass.

    I will check back in a few days and see what's happening. What a fun hub. I like personal stuff.

    Yay - and rated up!

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