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.

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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:

Organic Compost
Suitable Plant Pots + A Dish
A Sunny Window Sill

Optional - gloves for handling compost

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

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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.
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Sprinkle some seeds on the top.
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Cover the seeds with another thin layer of compost and firm again.
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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.

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Once thoroughly wet like below...
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...wrap the clingfilm offur the pots.

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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.
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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.  


Try to keep the soil moist at all times.
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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!
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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 


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  1. Very cool, we haven't had any grass in a long time. I don't know if you follow the Wonderpurr gang, you should check out their grass pool:

  2. I saw that grass pool, that sure was clever!

    Wonder if we could grow that for us pups as well?? Benji, esp, loves to nibble on all the tall grass at the fence line.

  3. Wow, that was super cool, and super easy! Thanks for showing us how to grow some nommy cat grass, pals!

  4. That looks like a yummy crop of cat grass! Chow down, kitties!

  5. If it wasn't for you kitties mom wouldn't do so well with her garden. We all know that.

    Have a purrfect day. Scritches all around and my best to your wonderful mom. ♥

  6. Cool and creative idea. I like that it as your cat in mind too. Thanks for idea

  7. Sendin' Peepers out for supplies, NOW. purrs

    What's that? You don't need your shoes to go shoppin'. Just grab the plastic card and car keys and go get me my stuff. Now, Peepers. NOW! Don't give me that, cheek. I need my plantin' stuff, NOW.

    Oopsie. You still here, my pals? Didn't mean for everyone to hear that last bit. It was directed at the peep. MOUSES!

  8. I am gardening FOR THE CATS! I've put in some scrubs and grasses in the gardens, so our outside cats will have places to hide under. Right now, they go into the neighbor's yard, and I am planting more and more, hoping to make our yard their primary location at all times.

  9. You are lucky kitties to have 4 pots of grass. XO


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