Why would you want to grow cat grass for your cat? If your cat has the opportunity to go outside, you’ll have noticed that they enjoy eating grass. If your cat is an indoor cat that never goes outside, they will enjoy having cat grass to nibble on occasionally. This post contains affiliate links, and I will receive compensation if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.
How to Grow Cat Grass for Your Cat
Not all plants are safe for your cat to nibble. If you have houseplants in your home, your cat may have sampled a few leaves here and there. It’s important to keep plants that are dangerous away from curious cats. Offering them a pot of cat grass to nibble on will encourage them to stay away from other plants.
Cat grass really isn’t one type of plant. It’s a name given to a variety of grasses that are popular and safe for cats to nibble on. Varieties include Dactylitis Glomerata (Orchard Grass or Cock’s Foot), Avena Sativa (common oat or cat oat), barley and wheatgrass. Either of these options are safe for your cat to enjoy.
Supplies you’ll need:
- Small pot
- Organic potting soil
- Cat grass seed
- Plastic wrap
- Fill your small pot with organic potting soil. Leave about an inch free at the top of the pot.
- Sprinkle the cat grass seeds on the top of the soil. Try to make one thin, even layer of seeds.
- Cover the seeds with about 1/4 inch of soil.
- Water the seeds until the soil is nice and damp.
- Cover the pot loosely with a piece of plastic wrap. You want a little bit of airflow.
- Set the pot in a warm, dark location.
- By the second or third day, you should notice the seeds have started germinating.
- As soon as the grass is about 3/4 to 1 inch tall, remove the plastic and set it somewhere sunny.
- Check the soil every other day to make sure it’s still moist.
- When the grass is about 4 inches tall, let the cats enjoy it.
Have you ever tried to grow cat grass for your cat?