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How to Grow Wheatgrass for Cats

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Overview

Cats need veggies every once in a while to maintain a healthy diet. Their craving for live green plants may result in the demise of your houseplants-when no other options exist for indoor cats. Outside cats will eat whatever grass they can find, which could include harmful chemicals, fertilizers or pesticides. Growing wheatgrass for your cat all year long provides a more safe and nutritious alternative. Space several plantings out over a few weeks to keep a supply of fresh cat grass on hand at all times.

Step 1

Choose pots with drainage holes to grow cat grass. Fill the pot with good-quality soil.

Step 2

Sprinkle the wheatgrass seeds over the soil. Cover the seeds with a thin layer of soil.

Step 3

Water the wheatgrass thoroughly. Put plastic wrap over the pots.

Step 4

Place the covered pots in a sunny location. Check the grass daily for sprouting.

Step 5

Remove plastic wrap when the growing wheatgrass reaches it. Use a spray bottle to moisten the grass daily.

Step 6

Place the growing wheatgrass in a sunny location where the cat cannot get to it. Allow the grass to grow at least 3 or 4 inches tall.

Step 7

Offer the potted wheatgrass to your cat to eat for two days. Then remove the pot and water the grass to let it produce again.

Step 8

Continue offering wheatgrass as described in Step 7, until it naturally shrivels up and stops growing. This will occur after a number of weeks. Re-seed the pot to keep producing grass.

Things You'll Need

  • Wheatgrass seeds
  • Pots
  • Soil
  • Plastic wrap
  • Spray bottle

References

  • Pet Place: How Do You Grow Cat Grass?
  • Doctors Foster and Smith: Cat Grass
  • Cat Channel: Cat Grass

Who Can Help

  • Google Shopping: Cat Wheatgrass Seeds
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About this Author

Diane Dilov-Schultheis has been writing professionally since 2000. She is a food and travel writer who also specializes in gaming, satellites, RV repair, gardening, finances and electronics. She is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and has been published on Yahoo!, the Travel Channel and Intel.