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« on: June 18, 2004 02:59:40 PM »

I have always thought about this project and finally did it!
The pot is a tag sale find. 
All you do is fill w dirt, seeds, water and in a week youll have your very own grass planter!
It is so soft to run your hands over too!

I am going to be moving to a city apartment later this summer and this is going to be my ode to suburbia! (and how much everyone is INTO their lawns there)
Gotta stay true to my roots...(get it ha ha ha)

There is something so satisfying about having grass growing in a pot!!

After this project sprouted I was thinking about what else I could grow grass in.   I am thinking of contructing a square flat tray and growing grass out on the fire escape (that would be so fun!!)
I think it would still allow for safe exit if there was an emergency b/c it would just be like a "carpet" thick tray.
(Then I realized I too secretly have the "suburban grass bug" in me!!)

Hope you like...~M

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« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2004 03:08:11 PM »

That's awesome-- both the idea & the container. I think it'd be funny to grow grass inside of a vase.

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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2004 03:09:37 PM »

LOL that's great.

You'll have to go out on your fire escape and mow your lawn every once in a while. I'd pay to see someone on a fire escape, maticuously cutting every single peice of grass to the right height,whinning about when it is time to put down manure...

You should find some dndelions and put them in there too. I seem to be the only one who loves dandelions. A drive through suburbia when everyone is poisoning them makes me sad inside.  Cry

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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2004 10:08:17 PM »

i went to the pet store today and they had planted grass for dogs.. i guess for them to chew on or something? its weird.  i think this was it...

« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2004 10:24:13 PM »

I have a friend who had an older Montero in highschool... it had cow seat covers and when he got a new car, (a Focus,) he grew grass in the whole floor of the Montero! 

He found some tutorial somewhere on growing grass in cars... it IS doable, and it looked awesome!  He didn't keep it up though, and it has since died.  But I think that'd be so fun in like and old VW bus.

So having grass on the fire escape is definately something that can be done and I think oh so worth it! I love the feel of grass under my bare feet.  I say go for it!

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« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2004 01:13:35 AM »

Did anyone see the grass couch in Readymade?  I saw it on the site, so maybe it's still there.  I think it's a pretty big undertaking, but it would be hilarious on someone's apartment balcony.  I want one so bad, but I'm living with my aunt and my uncle and trying to finish school, so it's going to have to wait. 

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« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2004 11:03:55 AM »

i love this idea! it's one of those things i've been meaning to do for a while, but your picture may have finally motivated me to do it! i love plants, but tend to kill them, but with grass i can just put down more seeds. Smiley
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2004 08:05:22 PM »

What kind of grass seed did you use?   Huh
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2004 07:59:24 AM »

There is a van here in Chicago that grows grass from the roof top.  When it drives around, the grass waves in the wind.
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« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2004 09:05:06 AM »

i went to the pet store today and they had planted grass for dogs.. i guess for them to chew on or something? its weird.  i think this was it...

OOOH Neat! My dog EATS grass just to eat it! I heard they do it when they have an upset tummy but he just goes out there and eats it! Maybe I should buy him some of that stuff, but knowing him, if i bought it, he wouldn't eat it  Tongue

Back on topic...........Would the grass cause a fire hazard on your fire escape?( http://www.polkonline.com/stories/030400/sta_grass-hazard.shtml ) I still think thats a neat idea! You could sit out at night, on your lawn!  Cheesy
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