4. Sprinkle the Cat Grass seed liberally across the top of the earth. Make sure the seed you use is pesticide free. Since the seed is large, you will easily be able to see how much seed has landed on the soil.
5. Cover the grass seed with a sparse amount of dirt. The seed prefers to be close to the surface, so don’t cover it too deep.
6. Water the seeds in the planter. You don’t need a lot of water. I take my cupped hands and fill them with water from the faucet, and then I sprinkle the water over the soil. This method does not disturb the seed too much.
7. After planting and watering the seed, take a piece of clear plastic wrap and loosely drape it over the container. This helps trap the moisture and warmth, encouraging germination. I place the planter atop the refrigerator in my sunny kitchen. That way the cat stays out of the germinating grass.
8. In about three days, you will notice the grass beginning to grow. Remove the plastic wrap. Keep the grass sparsely watered. It does not need a lot of moisture. Keeping the earth damp is fine, but don’t let the container fill with water.
9. Cat Grass is quick to grow. I let it achieve a height of about three to four inches before setting the container on the floor for the cat to graze. Pull the container of grass away from the when the grass is mowed to about an inch or two from the ground. Since the grass rapidly grows, it will be ready for munching again the next day.
10. For me, the cat grass lasts anywhere from two to three months before it begins to die. Then I replant the grass, starting another container.
Cat Grass is very easy to grow. The cat loves the treat, and it fills a nutritional need. Cat Grass seed and kits are available online and at many pet stores.
Enjoy the day,
Copyright 2015 Dawn L. Stewart