One cat’s rubbish is another cat’s treasure. After learning how easy it is to grow wheatgrass, a few of my cat loving friends decided to grow some wheatgrass for their cats. While all of my friends have successfully grown some green and healthy wheatgrass, not everyone of their cats like what their owners have prepared for them.
Continue reading Catgrass – One Cat’s Rubbish is Another Cat’s Treasure
After experimenting with growing wheatgrass for about two weeks, I had a pretty good idea of how to grow the grass well in a container, and was more or less ready to make a cat grass tabletop garden as a birthday present for my cat loving friend. And because I wanted the cat grass in the container to be ready for the cats to snack on by the time I gave this garden to my friend, I needed to make this tabletop garden a week in advance.
Continue reading Tabletop Garden – Kitty Snacks
Because of the mold that I have found on my wheatgrass, I have done some research on this subject, and have learned that mold is actually quite a common problem when growing wheatgrass. And while mold doesn’t look very appetizing, it isn’t harmful to our health. As long as we cut the wheatgrass way above the mold that is grown on the soil, and rinse the grass, it is safe to juice them or give them to our pets as snacks (a large number of young grass species, including wheatgrass, can be fed to pet, check Cat Grass or Wheatgrass? for more details).
Continue reading How to Prevent Mold When Growing Grasses in Containers
Apparently, moving my bowl of catgrass out to the balcony is the right decision to make. After a week of time, the mold near the root of the wheatgrass has more or less gone! Despite of the improved air circulation, the damp and rainy weather in the past . . . → Read More: Cat Grass Day 21 – Mold Problem Solved
Everything of my cat grass was looking good until I’d found some mold on the cat grass on Day 14 I don’t know what has caused the mold. But before I find out how to deal with this mold problem, I’ve just moved my bowl of cat grass to the balcony. Hopefully, better air circulation will ease the problem a bit.
Continue reading Cat Grass Day 14 – Mold on My Cat Grass
When I was doing some research on the benefits of cat grass for cats and other pets, I got all confused and was starting to wonder if what I am growing now is actually not cat grass.
After more research, I have learned that the term “cat grass” is quite a loose term. In many websites, cat grass actually includes a large number of young grass species. Common oat, flax, barley, and even catnip (Nepeta cataria) which is not even a grass at all, are called cat grass in many websites.
Continue reading Cat Grass or Wheatgrass?
As the shop owner said, cat grass is really easy to grow! And the grasses grow very fast too, growing about an inch every day! I think cat grass will make a good present for my friend who keeps telling me how much she loves plant yet always kills whatever she tries to grow
Continue reading Cat Grass Day 6 – Oops! Maybe My Container is Too Small…
Last morning, I found some cat grass seeds had started germinating.
Continue reading Cat Grass Day 3 – I See Some Greens!
I have heard of cat grass in a gardening forum before. Yet, since I have no cat at home, I have never given much thought about growing it, but only until recently, when I am planning to make a tabletop container garden for a friend who is a cat lover.
So, a few days ago, I went to the flower market hoping to find some cat grass. And with my luck, I found a store that sold cat grass seeds.
Continue reading Cat Grass Day 1 – It Sounds Too Good to Be True!