I bought a package of cat grass a while back and finally got around to starting it last Saturday. (Yes, the picture above is of grass that was planted just six days earlier.)
I found the seeds in the pet department at WalMart for a couple dollars. Inside the package is a small bag of oat seeds and a plastic container filled with potting soil.
It could not be easier to get the seeds started. You just poke a few holes in the bottom of the plastic container for drainage…
… then mix the seeds in with the potting soil…
… and add water.
Then you put the cover back on and place the container in a dark spot, checking on the seeds periodically to see if they’re sprouting.
I planted my seeds on Saturday morning. By Monday night, a few tiny sprouts were already starting to poke up from the soil.
Here’s what the grass looked like on Tuesday:
And on Friday:
If only my tomatoes grew that fast…
By Friday, I figured the grass was established enough for Calvin to start noshing on it, so I set him up on the plant bench and showed him the healthy organic delicacy I had grown for him.
He was not impressed.
He sniffed the cat grass for about five seconds and then turned his back on it and started chowing down on a half-dead asparagus fern that had (barely) survived the winter in my basement.
I also gave a package of cat grass to my son’s girlfriend for her cats, and they love it. Evidently Calvin has more discerning tastes. Or maybe they just don’t have a half-dead asparagus fern as an option.