Cat Grass Seeds (Dactylis Glomerata)
- Cat grass (catgrass or kitty grass) is a name used to describe several different types of grass which are popular with cats. It is completely safe for cats to eat and enjoy some non-toxic greenery.
If you've seen cat grass in pet stores and had no idea what it was doing there, you're not alone. But it is indeed for cats and we'll tell you why here.
Firstly, cat grass is different from catnip and its related friend catmint. While catnip produces a behavioural effect in cats and is used for their enjoyment, cat grass aids in digestion. It is usually a mix of barley, rye, and wheat grasses. It sounds interesting and it is.
Cats are known to be self-sufficient animals. Constantly grooming themselves, they have a very well-adapted means of keeping themselves clean and able to determine what their bodies can and can't digest. As such, they know when to expel excess or unwanted bodies in the system to avoid any digestive problems. That's where cat grass comes in.
Height: 4"- 8"
Sun Light:> Part Shade - Full
Germination: 3 - 4 Days
Harvest: 14 -20 days
Sowing: Sow seeds ¼ "deep
Size: 4" - 8"Green
Uses : Fresh for cats
Qty : >< 100 Seeds/pack
Origin : UK
HOW TO GROW (Ref : Pictures)
- a small pot to grow in
- organic potting soil
- cat grass seeds
- plastic wrap
Organic potting soil recommend, because your kitties are going to be eating this. Cat grass can be many different types of seed, but it's typically oats or wheat.
Fill your pot with soil, stopping 1-2 inches from the top. Scatter a handful of cat grass seed over the top of IT.
Then add a couple of handfuls of soil over the top so the seeds are covered with about 1/4 inch of soil.
Water the seeds with 1/2 cup of water or so - you want the soil to be nice and moist.
Once that's done, cover the pot with plastic wrap (not too tightly - you still want a little airflow!) and set in a warm and dark location.
The second or third day you should see little sprouts coming up from the soil. Check that the soil is still moist every other day or so.
As soon as the grass gets to the size 1inche, off the plastic wrap and keep in a nice sunny place.
When your grass is 4-6 inches, it’s ready for your cat to have it, and this normally takes about a week to get to this size.
If you don't wait until the grass is high enough, chances are your cat with destroy is really quickly.