I have an indoor cat that I grow a small pot of grass in a south facing
window for. Lately with the storms, there is no sun light. I have a 2 bulb,
36" flourescent light setup over my model railroad, just shop lights I
suppose, and I am wondering if this light would benefit the grass? Thanks.
You can get 60 Watt grow light bulbs that fit into regular light
sockets. This bulb would be sufficient to cover your pot.
You may also think about getting Gro-Lux light tubes. This way you can
put some additional plants under the tubes to benefit from the light.
It's far more important for an indoor cat to recieve full sun several
hours each day than to chomp grass from which they receive no benefit
whatsoever... obviously you're growing that grass selfishly for your
own entertainment. Quality cat food contains all the nutrition a cat
needs except UV and Vitamin D. Give your cats access to every window
so they can follow the sun.
Greens aid digestion & allegedly help give some relief from hairballs. Even
if not, cats crave them for some reason, so when you give it to them it is
still a "benefit." If you don't provide it, and you have any houseplants,
guess what happens next.
Grass as grown for cats or people will do just fine in a southern window,
just turn the pot occasionally as the blades reach for the sun, if you like.
A few cloudy days isn't going to make any real difference. Been a while
since I had a cat, but IIRC soon enough you will be starting a new crop in
fresh substrate anyway.
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