Most of cats enjoy feasting on grass, but the foliage outdoors often lacks nutrients and contains harmful pesticides and herbicides. Most indoor plants are also harmful to cats.Now, you need to plant indoor cat grass to satisfy your feline.
It is pretty easy to grow cat grass. You can buy pre-made cat grass containers kit that have dirt and seed, and all you need to do is water and follow the directions. You can also buy just the seeds at the pet store or local local health food store. Follow these easy steps to grow cat grass:
Things You'll Need:
- Cat grass seeds (Mostly is wheat seeds,that depend on your kitten,Read this:How to Choose Cat Grass Seeds For your kitten)
- Container (4-6 inch deep,with a hole at the bottom is better)
- Soil formulated for edible vegetation (perfectly organic, plz do not add any chemical fertilizer)
- A bowl
You can buy these things from local garden store,or go Amazon,and wait the mail pack just like me,there below is my Amazon shopping list for my cat grass:
SmartCat Kitty's Garden Edible Grass Planter
Step 2:Soak seeds,about 6-8 Hours
Soak 2 tbsp. of wheat berries in enough room temperature water to fully cover the seeds for about 6 to 8 hours. This will help soften the hull of the seeds. Do not soak longer to keep wheat from developing mold.
After 6 hours, the seeds become fatter. That means the seeds is wake up,and ready to grow now.
Step 3: Forced seeds germination
This step is aim to improve the percentage of hgermination,especially when the temperature is low. Cover the seeds with paper to create a wet and dark environment for the wheat grain to sprout. Place the bowl out of your cat's way so he is not tempted to knock off the paper.
After 10-16 hours,the seed sprout,when about two centimeters, it could be transferred to the soil to grow.
Step 4: Transferred to the soil
Prepare one pot of good drainage(I choose the 4.5 inch pot with few holes at the bottom : Amazon source).Fill the pot with soil, almost to the top and moisten it lightly.
Gently distribute the wet seeds evenly over soil. Cover the seeds with 1/4 inch of soil. Lightly water again.
Step 5: Place it to sunlit space
Place your plant in sunny place like a windowsill as soon as you see the seeds sprout.
After 2-3 days,the cat grass is sprout out.
Within a week or so, the grass should be a few inches tall and ready for your cat.DaDA~ enjoy this,my fur kid.