We’re growing cat grass in our kitchen window for my sister’s kitty, King Tut (K.T.). My sister started foster sitting cats, but fell in love with K.T. and couldn’t let him go. He’s an older cat, with a beautiful white coat and cute little ears. Sadly, he was de-clawed by a prior owner and he suffers from a thyroid condition so he has good days and bad days. For a period of time last year, pre-grown cat grass was hard to come by. This gave us the idea to grow some at home. It’s also a bargain: $6.29 for a huge packet of seeds, vs. $4.00 for one ready-to-go tray.
Our current mix of “Gourmet Greens for Cats” includes organically grown rye, oats, barley and wheat, produced by Renee’s Garden in nearby Felton, California. I learned the hard way that you have to keep the grass covered till it establishes roots (about 14 days), or the cats will jump up on the counter and help themselves, scattering cracked seed and soil everywhere.
Plant seeds indoors year round in sun or part shade. They germinate in 3 – 7 days and are ready to eat in 10 – 14 days.