Botanical Name: Avena sativa
Days to Maturity: 10–15 days
Native: Unknown; in cultivation a long time
Attributes: Good for Containers
When to Start Inside: Sow any time indoors in a low container big enough that a cat can’t knock it over. Place in a bright location. Keep moist until seedlings emerge, and water whenever soil surface dries out. Successive Sowings: Every 2 weeks for a continuous supply.
Days to Emerge: 3–8 days
Seed Depth: ¼”–½”
Seed Spacing: ⅛”–¼”, scatter denselyDo you want to keep your cats from eating potentially harmful houseplants, or coarse, outdoor grass that sticks to the back of their tongues and might contain pesticides? Because it’s grown indoors, fibrous cat grass can be served fresh, year-round to assist your cat with digestion, and may help prevent furballs. Grass is ready for cats to eat when it is 2-4 high; place near their water or food bowl for only a few minutes so that they don’t binge. Feed for a few minutes at a time on a regular basis to get your kitty’s tummy used to it, allowing absorption of all the nutrients. Great for dogs, too! ]]>