Monday, 25 June 2018

Welcome To Our Furst Gardening with Cats! And What could be more fun than growing your own greens?

Welcome to


WOO HOO  Pawesome Pals

 FINALLY WE CAN START OUR SUMMER PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE

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.



Though she is rather good at carrying out the weekly tasks, and Amber has a couple of shelves just fur gardening books in the library, so she's our onsite knowledge base, if mew have a gardening purroblem, Amber can solve it fur sure!

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.


How to Grow Your Greens aka Cat Grass

What Mew Will Need:

Seeds
Organic Compost
Suitable Plant Pots + A Dish
Clingfilm
and
A Sunny Window Sill

Optional - gloves fur handling compost





We bought our seeds from our local garden centre, and they cost about £1.49 fur 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 fur 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.
 
Day 9 and we're good to nom!



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 skillz 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 lackluster 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 fur 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... 

Until then


Bestest green-pawed purrs

Basil & The B Team xox









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17 comments:

  1. Thank you for the puzzle, it took me 18 minutes and 31 seconds. Great post, very wise to plant several and rotate. I always forget to water them so they never last long. XO

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  2. This is something the mom could do and not screw it up! Though she won’t let us have cat grass in the house because Wally chews on it and pulls it right out of the dirt and makes a big mess.

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  3. We LOVE the cat grass idea, we MUSt grow some!!!

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  4. That was a great tutorial, mew guys! The tip about the clingfilm is key!

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  5. This was excellent! Thanks for sharing your Green Paw tips and techniques! If Fudge keeps going at it like that, you'll need a separate supply just for him, MOL
    Toodle pips and grassy green purrs
    ERin

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  6. That was a very good tutorial and the grass looked very tender and tasty. The boys loved the lawn grass, but if they wanted to yak, they would go into the field and eat the longer tough stuff. I used to cover my various seeds with cling film, but one day when I had forgotten to buy more I put them in a big freezer bag after misting. I imagine it was because of the extra airspace in the bag but they made enough condensation to not need misting again until they were big enough to uncover.I will be off to do the puzzle later.

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  7. This post made my human laugh! For one thing, she has the blackest of black thumbs and kills everything she tries to grow, plant-wise. For another thing, Binga and Boodie hack up all the grass they've ever eaten. So the thought of valiantly trying to grow cat grass against all odds, only to have two out of three cats here eat it and throw it up afterwards is just... well, I will just say it is not going to happen here! MOL

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  8. We always enjoy seeing the gardening things since we can't grow much of anything here!

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  9. guyz !! we lovez thiz new post eye dea N thanx for sharin bout de greenz;
    we can never find seedz here N hafta pay out de wazzzoo for a reddy made kit...
    we never thinked ta look at a garden shoppe....pleez ta ask de PA if de pot
    kneadz a drain outlet ore three ore four sew de soilz knot gettin fulla mozz
    N stuffz ....N if her pre furrz clay ore plastix....~~~ ♥♥♥♥♥

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  10. You guys are SO lucky to be able to roll around in that grass! Our mom does NOT have a green thumb, but maybe we can convince her to give this a try.

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  11. Fudge & Amber are some lucky kitties!! Enjoy that kitty grass, it's growing beautifully.
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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  12. Maybe Mom needs to buy fresh seeds. She purrrchased an already grown pot of catnip greens and only a couple of us nommed on it for about a day. And then we let it get old and yellow. It cost Mom $7 and she said no more! So now I will ask her to look for the seeds.

    Great post! Purrs, Dori

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  13. Holy cat, Fudge! We bet that tail of yours could be seen on satellite!!!
    We'd never seen cling wrap over potted plants before ... but it truly seems to do the trick - and fast!

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  14. That grass looks yummy! Delectable even. I can almost taste it here...


    It rememids petcretary of when the unfurbros were in early elementary school at around age seven?, they did a science project with growing plants. Namely spinach, and grass. All was well...until AngelToki jumped in the biggest pot and ate the whole thing down to the soil...So they had to start over. What a mess! But you know, they won for the section they had entered!! Maybe Angle Toki put a spell on it:)

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  15. I,m always enjoy seeing the gardening things since we can't grow much of anything here!Thanks

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  16. Your grass looks quite delicious, guys, but I like the other kind of grass, that one that comes out from nowhere in the garden and that you can find between the flowers and so :D Your video made me all Zen, so I am ready for my easy now ;) Enjoy the garden...and the weather! Happy Pawkisses to all of you :) <3

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