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« on: April 21, 2005 07:04:11 AM »

My office at work does not have a window.  It's depressing to leave in the afternoon and be blinded by the sun b/c you've been inside all day.  I would love to have a plant or something alive in my office on my desk, but have no experience with growing things.
I am inspired by this desktop set:
http://www.thingsfromtheattic.com/cart/product.php?productid=16747&cat=363&page=1
(You grow your own grass with a little fence and sign "keep off the grass")

Could I make a set like this on my own, or should I just give in and buy it (it is only $9.99? 
Will grass really grow indoors with no sunlight?
Green thumbs please advise Grin
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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2005 09:11:15 AM »

You could totally make your own, but don't expect the grass too long without sunlight (bamboo will do better in low light).  Just go to any nursery and buy grass seed that is formulated for shady areas.  The bags can be big and you will probably end up with enough seed to make one for everyone in your office.  Fill any container you like with potting soil/ Spread the seed well over the surface and water.  Just keep watering it everytime it dries out (poke your finger into the dirt to see if it feels wet).  In a week you will have the same thing as what is in the package, but without the fence.

I used to grow this stuff all the time before I moved to a place with a yard.
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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2005 09:19:42 AM »

  I was actually given a grass growing desk set for Christmas.  Now I have a cute little patch of grass on my desk.  The only problem is that it isn't very full because you don't get taht many seeds.  If I were you, I would make it myself.  It grows fine for me though because I have it under a desk lamp that is supposed to simulate sunlight.
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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2005 09:23:46 AM »

What about a Lilly of the Valley..in a water vase?  Lots of people put a Beta in them, but I just have the plant.  I work in a warehouse.. it's never gotten light & I've had it for 2 years Smiley  It bloomed last year! Yay.. I don't do anything special to her... i have a waterbottle in my filing cabinet.. I give her water a squirt a few times a week, when it goes down...but other than that, I dust her with a wet paper towel.  The water hardly ever gets dirty, there is no sunlight to help create algae... so every few *months* I take her to the restrooms... pour out the water, rinse her roots in luke water & fill her back up  :-)  She's beautiful... Cheesy  I have light blue & clear glass marbles in the bottom (company colors) and get compliments from everyone.  The HR department made one now, but they actually have a fish, "Tony."

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« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2005 09:26:10 AM »

they sell grass squares at michaels. might not be real, but you'd never have to water it  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2005 09:38:34 AM »

On another note.. I really like the kit, LOL.... I might buy one.  Ha.  Thanks a lot.. just what I need.. to spend money Wink
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« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2005 11:14:40 AM »

I think I'm going to try to make my own little kit (the "keep off the grass" sign is my fav part). 

Should I get a container w/holes in the bottom, w/the little tray under it?  Huh

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« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2005 11:22:50 AM »

OH!  There is a bigger photo at this website... I really want one now.. hehe..

http://www.epartyunlimited.com/grassisgreener.html#
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« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2005 11:41:50 AM »

You really don't have to buy a big bag of grass seed.  Go to a feed store or hardwear store, where it's sold in bulk, by weight.  That way you can get as little as you want.
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