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Wal-Mart has this little kit of dirt, a plastic container and different grass
seeds in a packet. I've been buying it for my cat for about a year now. I think
it cost under $3.00
Just a hint,,, don't use the whole packet of sends at once. I replant the
container 3 times with one pack of seeds. My cat loves it and leaves my 38
Sue In Mi. (zone 5)
Good point. The subject line indicates something along the line of
kitty grass many cats enjoy. Wheatgrass? Oats? I would be interested
in reading about how a cat 'utilizes' these salad bars. Many ads for
wheatgrass planting show a light plastic base with a nice crop of
undisturbed grass. My cat would reduce that to a yard-square area of
upended plants and scattered planter mix in a few seconds.
Back in the day I used a big pot that wouldn't get up ended and the cats
would graze. Outside mine have enjoyed winter rye and oats (although the
oats got bit pretty early this year.) And of course the catnip gets
Kate (hanging the lights today and starting some seeds - celery,
verbena, rudbeckia and celosia)
My cats have enjoyed the oat cat grass once in a while.
They eat it, for sure.
I don't have any growing at the moment though I did buy some seeds.
As mentioned, the cats make a nice looking patch look pretty messy,
So, you would have to have two or three pots on the go, and rotate
I went out and found a chunk of grass that looked like what they liked
to eat, usually weed grass anyway, and would dig up a chunk and put it
in a flower pot and brought it in for them, then they'd happily munch
it. Of course the results were often upchucked grass and anywhere
from foam to hairballs. The grass is a "tonic" and it does often
result in vomiting. But they do that anyway. Just make sure you feed
a good undyed cat food then it won't stain. ;-)
Most of my cats would eat it. One cat was so green starved when I
brought in some young garlic plants that were growing like weeds
around here, I no sooner put it in the sink and turned around, the cat
had it out of the sink and on the floor. Of course he couldn't eat
it, and I took it away from him, but they will get so starved for
plant matter they'll eat anything that comes in the house.
Plus, never underestimate a cat's ability to get to a plant. I
brought in some tiny Johnny jump ups one year, just 3 and I put them
on a book shelf in a shot glass. The shelf was at eye level, nothing
near it to get on to walk onto the shelf as everything was stacked
with junk, and the shelf was covered with junk too. I have NO idea
how a cat got up there, they manage while I was gone for an hour or
two. Shot glass and water was there, but the flowers were gone!
We bring in a few leaves now and then of catnip, but you don't want to
give them much more than a few leaves.. small ones.. or be prepared to
deal with a cat with diarrhea. Not fun with a long haired cat!
I will look for a chunk of grass for the cats this year. I'll pick an
area, trim it down short, hose it down and shelter it from other cats,
let it grow up again and put some in a pot and bring it in after
watering it well as well as washing down the grass to get rid of
anything on it. I would just plant some grass seed in a pot, but I
don't want to buy a big box, and I don't know of anywhere close by to
send people to buy a handful of seed. I'm not able to go out and do
much anymore, but there are folks living with me I can send to do
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