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Wheat Grass: Decorative Kitty-Treat

Wheat Grass: Decorative Kitty-Treat

When foul weather keeps kitties indoors, you can do your beloved animal friend a favor and grow her some kitty-greens to graze on. Wheat grass helps to keep cat-digestion in order, and the chlorophyll promotes fresher-smelling breath.

Even if you don’t have cats, the lush green of wheat grass brings a little spring-like beauty into our winter homes. Many photos in ultra-chic home decorating magazines feature boxes of wheat grass as accents.

It’s easy to grow your own wheat grass.

1. Buy wheat berries at your local health food store.

2. Soak 1 to 2 tablespoons of wheat berries overnight, then drain (houseplants will love the water).

3. Fill a flower pot or decorative container nearly full of potting soil. Sprinkle wheat berries evenly on top. Cover with another ¼ inch of potting soil. Keep soil moist for several days. When grass appears, place pot or box in a sunny windowsill to help the greening process.

4. As soon as the grass is several inches high, you can offer it to your feline companions.

5. Regular “haircuts” will prolong the life of your wheat grass.

Read more: Pets, Cats, Everyday Pet Care

By Cait Johnson, Assistant Producer, Care2 Healthy Living Channels
By Cait Johnson, Assistant Producer, Care2 Healthy Living Channels

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Cait Johnson

Cait Johnson, MFA, is the author of six books, including Earth, Water, Fire, and Air: Essential Ways of Connecting to Spirit, Witch in the Kitchen, Celebrating the Great Mother and Tarot Games. She has been a counselor for more than 20 years, and teaches workshops on seasonal elemental approaches to self-healing, conscious eating, and soul-nurturing creativity.


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10:07AM PDT on Sep 13, 2013

Good idea,thanks for sharing

7:37AM PDT on Mar 15, 2013

Thanks for this great information...

6:15PM PST on Feb 2, 2013

Great I cant wait to do this. I picked up a new litter box and will use it to grow a cat garden, maybe ill add some catnip to it and create a cat relaxation zone. I might just go crazy and get a kiddy pool and grow a indoor cat grass and cat nip yard. Strange thing is that every year I do purchase a kiddy pool that I fill in the summer for my dog to cool down in when they go outside (Desert pet living survival tool) by the end of summer it gets cracked and not good for holding water so now the old on will become the cat garden. I honestly don't know anymore if they are My pets, or if I am their pet.

PS don't you hate it when your paws get stuck in the keyboard? Ack! Oh wait I mean hands, because I'm a human..Yeah, yeah that's the ticket, Well time to go preen, um, oh I mean clean silly meow.

10:50PM PST on Jan 17, 2013

My cats love it.

10:43PM PST on Jan 17, 2013

My cat eats my maiden hair fern.:( I must go and grow something else)

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9:46AM PDT on Sep 25, 2012

Cats love that grass, but they tend to vomit it back - typicaly in remote corners. Bleh.

9:39AM PDT on Sep 25, 2012

could be a welcome addition

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