Wednesday, 23 June 2021

Welcome To Gardening with Cats! And What Could Be More Fun Than Growing Your Own Greens aka Cat Grass?

Welcome to


Happy Wednesday Pawesome Pals

Today we're revisiting a rather popular post from 2018.

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 for 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.

©BionicBasil® Gardening with Cats - How to Grow Cat Grass

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



©BionicBasil® Gardening with Cats - How to Grow Cat Grass

We bought our seeds from our local garden centre, and they cost about £1.49 for a packet

©BionicBasil® Gardening with Cats - How to Grow Cat Grass

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.
©BionicBasil® Gardening with Cats - How to Grow Cat Grass

Sprinkle some seeds on the top.
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Cover the seeds with another thin layer of compost and firm again.
©BionicBasil® Gardening with Cats - How to Grow Cat Grass

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.

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See, it doesn't disturb the soil or the seeds.

©BionicBasil® Gardening with Cats - How to Grow Cat Grass

Once thoroughly wet like below...
©BionicBasil® Gardening with Cats - How to Grow Cat Grass

...wrap the clingfilm offur the pots.

©BionicBasil® Gardening with Cats - How to Grow Cat Grass
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.
©BionicBasil® Gardening with Cats - How to Grow Cat Grass

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, and then remove. Below is what it looks like on day 6.  

TOP TIP 

Try to keep the soil moist at all times.
©BionicBasil® Gardening with Cats - How to Grow Cat Grass

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.
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Day 9 and we're good to nom!
©BionicBasil® Gardening with Cats - How to Grow Cat Grass


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 latest edition of 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 Friday with another Fluffers post, so do join us then and if mew haven't already - do stop by The Nip Nirvana Lounge on Level 11 of the bunker as Fudge's 6th Birthday Rave is still going strong, in fact we think the pawty will last all week! MOL  

Until Friyay

Epicgreen-pawed purrs

Wing Commander Basil & The B Team 








Disclaimer:

We at BionicBasil HQ are not responsible or liable fur any injuries to person/s and/or cat/s, gardening addictions, compost on cats, misplaced tools and gloves, cats stealing your string, broken plants, or your project not turning out as planned.  By using this information you hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless BionicBasil and staff from and against any and all claims for personal injuries or damages of any kind arising from use of any Gardening With Cats posts we may share.


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Monday, 21 June 2021

Fudge's Epic 6th Birthday Rave and Giveaway!

It's Pawty Time @BionicBasil®

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Grab a pawty hat pawesome pals, we've already got ours! 

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Get some cake!

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The Nip Bar is OPEN!

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Have a tipple! 

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Help yourselves to nibbles!

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MMMMM Yummy... seafood and eat it! MOLBalloon Divider ©BionicBasil®

Get some pudding!

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WELCOME TO THE BBHQ NIGHTCLUB

 The Nip Nirvana Lounge

WELCOME TO THE BBHQ RAVE!!!

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SHAKE YOUR PAWS IN THE AIR LIKE MEW JUST DON'T CARE!

Welcome to our brand new nightclub on Level 11 of the Bunker; The Nip Nirvana Lounge and our furst ever cat rave. Amber was supposed to be in charge of the bar, but sadly the old lush got a bit effervescent when dancing on the bartop after several strawberry niptini's (she said she felt 10 again!) and needs to recline for a few moments. And until she can stand on all four paws again, feel free to help yourself to anything from the bar and I'm sure Posie or Snowie can assist if mew need any help.

If anypurrdy would like any extra snacks while in The Nip Nirvana Lounge, Humphrey's installed one of his really nifty A.I. Replicators in the kitchen behind the bar. Just ask Humphrey for a look at the menu, although he reckons his machine can cook up anything and put your order in on the screen at the bar, and the kitty-droids will be with mew imminently.

Parsley and Pandora have set up the most epic 90's and early 00's playlist of all the best dance tracks from way back in the day when mewsic was extraordinarily epic.
 
It looks like Melvyn has had one Mindbender nip cocktail too many and reverted to a 90's diehard raver! MOL (The P.A. told us she many fond memories of raves like that, but for cods sake don't let on we told mew! MOL) 

If mew want to partake in any nip, all varieties are available, including some of our homegrown primo-fur-fluffer; it's a new strain that is extra zingy, Melvyn says so. Smooch has set the hubbly-bubbly pipes up just around the corner from the dance floor. There are oodles of huge floor cushions enough for everypawdy to get sprawled out on. 

Litter cubicles are in the entrance foyer, gurls use the door on the left and boys the door on the right, and whatever mew don't go wandering around the bunker as we don't want anypawdy getting lost! 

And on that note, I'm headed to the bar. Who wants a nip cocktail?

WOOO HOOOOOO DUDES & DUDETTES RAVE ON!


GIVE-AWAY
The give-way is open wurld-wide** as usual, and all mew have to do is leave a comment below OR on Fudge's Birthday Instagram post. We'll do the draw fur the winner next Monday at 5pm, so mew have until then to enter, and we'll post the winner on the next post we share.

And what's the prize, we hear mew ask?

Well, as all our pawesome regulars know, our giveaways are epically epic, and we like to surprise mew with a little goodie bag with delightful things for mew and your hooman.

We have one goodie bag to give-away

[**Unless mew're in one of those countries that aren't allowed to join in. Mew know who mew are.]

GOOD LUCK!!!

Prizes are as stated, and no substitutes or cash prizes will be substituted.  The rules are clear, so purrlease abide by them. Failure to respond within
14 days of notification will result in your prize being offered to someone else.



We do hope mew all have an EPIC time at the rave, and if mew need to chill, we have allocated the Crystal Room as the zen-zone which is now located next to the nightclub; just head back out into the corridor, take a left and it's the next door along, so mew can have a snooze, take five or just crash completely.

Thanks for coming, mew know how much we love to pawty with all our supurr besties!


Fudge xx









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Sunday, 20 June 2021

Basil's Epically Epic Bowtie Selfie on The Sunday Selfies & Caturday Art Blog Hops AND Happy Father's Day aka Cat Dad Sunday

The B Team Sunday Selfies @BionicBasil ®

Epic greetings supurr furiends

Welcome to another selfie selection and today our theme is:

Basil's Epically Epic Bowtie Selfie 

Basil's Epically Epic Bowtie Selfie ©BionicBasil® The Sunday Selfies

Even if I do say so myself, I think I look utterly epic.

Bask in the glow of my catnificence! MOL


We're also joining in the lovely Athena's Art Hop so do stop by and show off your pawesome arty-farty skills.

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Basil's Epically Epic Bowtie Selfie ©BionicBasil® Caturday Art

The effect was created with Befunky - Underpainting DLX - it didn't need anything else! MOL

We also turned this fab arty-farty picture into a puzzle, so do stop by the puzzle page and take the Puzzle Challenge, see if mew can beat our time of 8 mins 17 secs. 


Happy Father's Day aka Cat Dad Sunday to all the epically epic cat dads in the wurld! 

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And to celebrate we commissioned the P.A. to make our epic cat dad a pair of space cat shorts, and they are nearly as epic as he is! MOL

Happy Father's Day - Cat Dad wearing our specially commissioned gift ©BionicBasil® The Sunday Selfies

Anyhoo it's time for us to go on kitty patrol around the garden before it starts to rain again as the last few days we've been in the midst of storms and showers, so we do hope mew have a totally terrific day and we'll be here tomorrow with Fudge's 6th Birthday Rave and Giveaway so do stop by and join in the fun as mew know it's going to be a riot.

Wishing mew lots of snoozy snuggles

Supurr Sunday Purrs

Basil & The B Team




Don't furget to join in the pawesome Sunday Selfies Blog Hop with

 Angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer ~ visit them at their pawesome blog:











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