Fill the container about three-quarters full with potting mix. Make sure that the soil doesn’t contain chemical fertilizers. You might want to look for an organic option. Spray the soil with water as you add it to the pot. It should be moist but not dripping wet. When you’re finished adding the soil, sprinkle the seeds on top and cover the whole thing loosely with plastic wrap. Keep it out of direct sunlight until you see sprouts appear.
Once the seeds begin to sprout, move the container to a sunny spot. At this point, you’ll want to keep it out of your cat’s reach because he may get curious and start digging around, disturbing the plants’ growth. Spray the soil with water whenever it feels dry, but don’t let it get soggy. Overwatering can contribute to mold growth. When the grass grows to about three to four inches tall, put it out for your cat to eat.
Tips for Cat Grass Care
Because the grass grows from the root, it will continue to get taller even as your cat nibbles away. If your feline is a real grass glutton, you may want to rotate a few different pots to give some plants a chance to recuperate after your kitty has dined on them. The grass will lose its color and wilt after a few weeks. At this point, you can pull the plants out by the roots and restart the planting process. Some people plant new pots with cat grass every few weeks for a continuous supply.
Giving Your Cat What He or She Needs
Growing cat grass can be beneficial for indoor and outdoor cats. It can prevent your outdoor feline from eating chemically treated lawns and your indoor feline from nibbling on your houseplants. To encourage your cat to eat the grass, place it in a few areas of the house where he hangs out. You can put it on a windowsill or near a scratching post. You can also move the houseplants that your feline loves so much and replace them with the grass. Just be aware that not all cats will eat grass, so don’t be offended if your kitty prefers kibble!