As mew know we really love our garden and do spend rather a lot of time outside, weather purrmitting and a lot of that time is spent snoopervising the P.A. as she completes the tick list/job sheet we purrpare fur her! MOL Yes it's true, she'd be absolutely lost without our expert gardening guidance, if it was left to her we'd just have a totally jungly wilderness.
So what is Gardening with Cats? we hear mew ask.
Well, we're going to show mew how to grow things from scratch, how to take care of your plants and generally have some fun. And it doesn't matter if mew live on a 100-acre farm or in an apartment in the city with no garden whatsoeffur; what we do here, mew can do at home too, that's what Gardening with Cats is all about, if we can do it, so can mew.
And today we're going to show mew how to grow your own greens, it's furry simple and within a week to 10 days mew too could have some delectable nibbles to help aid your digestion and help with those pesky furballs too.
What Mew Will Need:
Suitable Plant Pots + A Dish
A Sunny Window Sill
Optional - gloves fur handling compost
We bought our seeds from our local garden centre, and they cost about £1.49 for a packet
Take your chosen pots - we used some of the P.A.'s old Bonsai pots which have a flat dish to sit on, purrfect for when mew're watering.
So furstly fill your pots with the compost and firm.
Sprinkle some seeds on the top.
Cover the seeds with another layer of compost and firm again.
Water well, and we find the best way to water at this stage so mew don't disturb the seeds is with a squirt bottle on the mist setting.
See, it doesn't disturb the soil or the seeds.
Once thoroughly wet like below...
...wrap the clingfilm offur the pots.
Then place in a sunny windowsill. Use your squirt bottle to water daily; lift the clingfilm, spray with water and then replace to keep the warmth and moisture in so the seeds germinate.
On about day 3 to 4, mew should start to see the seedlings appearing, leave the clingfilm in place until the shoots are touching it, then remove and below is what it looks like on day 6.
TOP TIP: Try to keep the soil moist at all times.
This is what it looks like on day 7, as mew can see it grows so quickly, oh and don't furget to turn your pots around otherwise your cat grass will lean towards to light instead of growing straight up.
Or mew could just watch the video...
Fudge loves cat grass as does Amber, though Fudge only likes to eat the tips, ah must be the best part! MOL
As mew can see it's supurr duper easy to grow your own greens, no skills at all are required, the only thing is: just remember to water! MOL
We have about 4 pots in various stages of growing/growth so we have a constant supply of fresh greens.
Don't furget to water your cat grass daily and if it becomes too leggy and lacklustre just give it a quick trim with some scissors to encourage new growth.
If mew set a new pot every seven days, then mew'll constantly have a supurr, fresh supply of healthy greens year-round.
Well, that sadly brings us to the end of our furry furst Gardening with Cats, we do hope mew enjoyed it and do let us know if mew decide to grow your own. And next time we're going to show mew how to pot up some flowers for a really purretty summer display.
We'll be back on Wednesday with another new post called '8 Things About...' so we do hope mew can join us again. Oh and there's a new puzzle on the 'Puzzle Page' of Fudge to keep mew entertained in the meantime...