We have 2 cats, or should I say there are 2 cats that live in this house and we’re grateful that they allow us to live with them?! In complete seriousness, I love my cats (Lainey 14 and Baloney 10) even though I’m not really a cat person, I totally prefer dogs, but after all these years these 2 felines have definitely found a place in my heart.
Cats really do their own thing and as long as their human slaves keep up with food/water/litterbox cleaning they are relatively peaceful to live with. At least our very aloof girls are. Neither of our cats wants to snuggle or cuddle. Weeks can go by before I realize I haven’t even forced myself upon them by unwelcomely hugging-squeezing-loving them.
While our girls are welcome to go outside whenever they want (most often at 3:30 am) they still really enjoy having a little cat grass available to nibble on indoors.
Growing Cat Grass (aka Wheat Grass) is super easy and don’t worry if you don’t have a bright window – it will grow in even low light situations. I’ve grown cat grass many different ways over the years for our girls and think I finally nailed the perfect way, that looks beautiful and doesn’t make a huge mess!
Here’s what you’ll need to grow your own Cat Grass:
- Low-wide glass jar or bowl – I use a Weck 744 1/2L Tulip Jar because they are beautiful & functional!
- Grow Stones
- Unbleached Paper towel or coffee filter
- Organic Wheat Grass Seeds
- Water, preferably filtered
Fill your jar roughly 2/3 full with grow stones.
Arrange a thin layer of wheat grass seeds on top of the paper towel. You can pre-soak your seeds in water over-night to speed up the process, if desired.
Add water to fill the jar up to the paper towel, you will want to maintain this level while your grass is growing.
After a couple days your seeds will sprout and in 7-10 days it will be ready for your kitty to feast on! Be sure to keep your cat grass watered, after the roots grow down into the stones/water are it’s not necessary to keep the level as high as when your seeds were just sprouting – just be sure it doesn’t dry out!
Just look at that healthy root system! That’s some really healthy cat grass!
AND… in perfect cat-like-behavior… Lainey refused to nibble on the freshly grown grass for her photoshoot! #BadKitty (no wonder why I’m always sharing photos of Hercules and not Lainey! #gooddog)