Plus, it's super cheap and easy to grow! It'll take about a week to get it to a good height, but after that, it's a grass eating free-for-all.
More cat pictures on the last step - Big Dee and Luna spent forever grazing when I set it out, and I took waaaaaay too many photos :D
Step 1: What You Need:
- a small pot to grow in
- organic potting soil
- cat grass seeds
- plastic wrap
Cat grass can be many different types of seed, but it's typically oats or wheat. You should be able to find it in your local pet store pretty easily! And the good news is the seed lasts forever. The seed I'm using for this is some that was given to me 5-6 years ago by a friend for babysitting her cat. :D
Step 2: Planting
Then add a couple of handfuls of soil over the top so the seeds are covered with about 1/4 inch of soil.
Step 3: Water and Cover
Once that's done, cover the pot with plastic wrap (not too tightly - you still want a little airflow!) and set in a warm and dark location - I keep mine on top of the fridge!
Step 4: The Waiting Game
As soon as the grass gets to the size in the second photo, take off the plastic wrap and keep in a nice sunny place. I set mine on the back porch so the kitties would not be temped to eat it yet!
When your grass is 4-6 inches, feel free to let them have a go at it! It normally takes about a week to get to this size.
If you don't wait until the grass is high enough, chances are your cat with destroy is really quickly. :D
Step 5: Bonus Cat Photos
Big Dee likes to put her whole face in the grass. Luna always looks like a crazed murderer when she eats it.