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The Floral Wheatgrass Home Business
Want to grow a wedding centerpiece for your own wedding or other special event? Wheat Grass centerpieces make unique centerpieces and are perfect for a DIY centerpiece project. Or, you may want to have your own small home business or even add it to your existing decorating services. This section is for you.
Attn: Wheatgrass centerpieces cannot be grown a week or more in advance and then allowed to sit around unless they are put into a cooler. They must be used withing a few days of growing. They will continue to grow at room temperatures and then peak out. It is best to order far enough in advance to grow a test centerpiece to determine how long it will take to grow it in your growing environment and how many days it will look good.
We started selling wheatgrass in the early 90's. We started having customers that had other uses for it other than juicing. They were using it as a wedding centerpieces and other special events. Photographers were using it as props for special photo shots that required greenery or other outdoor effects. Then they were requesting different shapes and sizes for certain uses. It seems the most popular sizes ended up being the 8" and 10" round. These sizes also caught on with different religious groups who use the wheatgrass as a centerpiece during certain times of the year for religious celebrations. Some people are calling this Easter Grass. Since most of you live in an area where wheatgrass of these sizes are not available, you can now grow your own centerpiece with our inexpensive "DIY Floral Wheatgrass Grow Kits", in either the 8" or 10 " round size or the standard 10"x20' tray. It is a very good home business, easy to grow, easy to sell and it won't cost you an arm and a leg like lots of other home business.
Most people have never been exposed to the luring effect of lots of wheatgrass at an event or party. The people paying for these events are tired of the same old flower arrangements that's been around for a 100 years. One of my floral designers, years ago, had a large event at a convention center, where he used wheatgrass as his centerpieces for the first time. Afterwards he told me he got more positive response from his $500.00 worth of wheatgrass than he did for his $20,000.00 worth of flowers and other greenery.
Today there are more and more people into sports, exercising, bicycling, jogging, body building, losing weight and many other health conscious activities. Many of these people have used wheatgrass for its benefits. When these people attend these events, they are the first to recognize wheatgrass for what it is. The ones there that don't know about wheatgrass, will know when they leave. Years later, they may forget who the speaker was, but they will remember the wheatgrass centerpiece.
We've seen the the popularity of health food stores explode in the last 10 years or so, most every small city or town has organic produce or nutritional supplements. Even Wal-Mart and most chain supermarkets have gotten onto the band wagon.
Whole Foods and Wild Oats are examples of the larger supermarkets that specialize in healthy foods and lifestyles. These stores are known meeting places for many people with like interest to meet. At these stores they have 1,000's and 1,000's of products to compare and talk about. At an event where you supplied the wheatgrass centerpiece, it provides the only product to talk about, word does get around. After all, a centerpiece, should also be a conversion piece, and a wheatgrass centerpiece does that.
Look at our DIY Floral Wheatgrass Grow Kits and select one that best suits your needs. They are priced very reasonable for DIY people, or for a home business. There is a good mark-up for such a small invenstment in a home business that could provide you with a new position in the industry. We can supply everything you need.
Just a note to you that have a floral design home business or want to start one. In our experience serving this industry for years, we have noticed that some are more successful than others. The difference being, the one that uses their imagination on an event are the big money makers. This is an industry of imagination and at being first with a new concept. Being first in a small town could bring you many clients you otherwise would not have had. Remembet the old saying, "I had rather be a big fish in a small pond, rather that a little fish in a big pond. Being first is very important. Charles Lindburg was the first to fly across the Atlantic, who was the second? No one remembers the second. How about an event at a local country club, where thay are having a golf tournament. You lay wheatgrass on the floor to form a golfing green, cut a small hole in the wheatgrass, place a cup with a pole and small flag in the cup, and glue a golf ball to something to extend it to the top of the grass. I've seen it done; it was the talk of the event.
Wheatgrass floral displays are treated as fresh floral arrangements as far as lifespan. This is not something you can plant and expect it to lasts for weeks. If kept out of the sun and in air conditioning it may last a week if kept watered.. The Wheatgrass will continue to grow and will need to be trimmed. If placed in a cooler it will slow down the growing and may last a week or two. You may plant in more soil than specified and may get a longer life expectancy. Remember, this is young wheat that wants to grow up and be big wheat with wheat seeds. Growing wheat in a container is not its natural way to grow.
Thanks and Good Luck
About our kits:
We have 8" and 10" round kits available. We also have available the 10"x 20" trays for those who wish to grow the wheatgrass and then cut to fit their containers. We also have bulk sizes for the seed and soil.
Our floral grow kits use the same organic Genesis Wheatgrass Soil and seed as our juicing kits. We have a link on this web site about our organic soil and seed explainining the importance of a high quality seed and soil in growing wheatgrass. This high quality wheatgrass will be reflected in its appearance, because of it health. It will have heavier tops and stalks, broader leaves and much more massive root system. The floral designer will be able to cut mats of the wheatgrass into certian sizes without making a mess from the mat falling apart. Also, our seed, organic hard red winter wheat that we select for our growing operation. Because of our growing operation we demand wheatgrass seed with a high germination rate. If you use seed not knowing the germiantion rate and plant it to be ready for delivery in 7 days, you would have an unhappy customer if the germination rate was only 50% or so. We think our seed and soil are key reasons for our success in the juicing and floral business as commercial wheatgrass grower.
If ordering the DIY Floral Kits there is adequate seed. If ordering W/G kit # 1 or W/G kit # 2 you may need to order additonal seed if using for floral display. These are put together for juicing. You need thicker growth for floral display. For juicing we recommend 1 1/2 cup of seed per tray. For floral display we recommend 2 cups of seed per tray.
We include basic growing instructions in every order. For more detailed growing instructions order The Wheatgrass Growing Manual in PDF format in CD. Loaded with color photographs illustrating every step from soaking to display height. $12.95
The same as an ebook in PDF format for $9.95 Located in the shopping cart.
Free basic growing instructions for growing wheatgrass in general is located on the home page and the navigation bar.
The Wheatgrass Growing Manual covers growing wheatgrass in general and more specific growing wheatgrass for juicing.
For more complete directions for growing and designing with wheatgrass, tips and hints, the do's and don't's of designing and growing with wheatgrass order our ebook, Unique DIY Centerpiece Ideas with Wheat Grass available in PDF on our web site or for Kindle at Amazon see the link to Amazon. This book features the new starburst effect for a dramatic new unique centerpiece. Read this before you make the big decision effecting your special event. This book answers many of the frequently asked questions that we get.