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You'd be forgiven for thinking "cat grass" is a single type of grass. We see "cat grass" kits in pet stores all the time but, very rarely {if ever} do they make any visible mention of what type of grass the kit actually contains. Just like catnip, "cat grass" is a genre used to describe several different types of grass our felines like to nibble, & without the possibility of contamination from toxic pesticides; "cat grass" is any grass grown specifically for our curious little lions.

There are 𝟰 main types of cat grass

{& 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑘𝑛𝑜𝑤 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑚!};

{Hordeum Vulgar} – Barley

{Dactylis Glomerata} – Orchard grass

{Triticum Aestivum} – Wheatgrass

{Avena Sativa} – Oat

Before you begin growing, you’ll want to make sure the container is steady & topple-proof. You may also want to consider placing multiple containers around your feline’s living area.

Now for the planting process!

1 🌱 Sprinkle a generous handful of seeds over the top of your potting mix.

✩ Finish with a light layer of soil on top & with the palm of your hand, gently press down.

2 🌱 Using a spray bottle of water, spritz generously & place on a sunny window cill.


✫ From Winter/Spring you'll want to place in a room with plenty of direct sunlight.

✫ Throughout summer, place in a room with plenty of indirect sunlight.

3 🌱 Spritz every morning & evening to encourage germination {you’ll begin to see growth within a week}.

✫ Place your pot of grass in a more accessible location once it grows 3-4 inches in height.

✫ Keep up the spritzing to add hydration to your kitty's cheeky nibble.

That’s literally all there is to it!

Do you grow cat grass for your indoor-only or free-roaming felines?

Have you tried any “Grow Your Own Cat Grass” kits before?


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