SF Good Questions: Secret to Growing Grass Indoors?

SF Good Questions: Secret to Growing Grass Indoors?

AT:SF,
This might not be a good question, it might be stupid; I tried to grow my own grass in a nice pot in my house, I love the way it looks in a white cube shaped pot but it always dies right away, it grows too long, then it dies, I tried trimming it but then it just turned yellow. is there a secret to indoor grass growing?

-Laura

If you buy a kit, such as the Grass Garden by Metaphys we posted about a couple of weeks ago, the spongy growing media and seeds are all included.

But cheers to you for going it on your own. Lawn grass is made to be stepped on and withstand dry or irregular watering conditions, neither of which apply for home display. If you look at a lawn up close, the grass blades aren't that close together, especially if you think of isolating a smaller square of it.

One secret is to use oats or winter rye instead of grass seeds for a thick, lush pad of "grass" that germinates much quicker (since each blade doesn't have to be as thick). Also, Treehugger recommends this book for practical advice and inspiration.

Anyone else have wisdom for Laura?

Image: Grass Garden by Metaphys

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