How to grow cat grass indoors

by | Cat Care |

Looking for activities to do while the family is spending so much time inside? Why not take up growing cat grass – either for your cats, or to donate to our animal centres once we reopen to the public!


To grow the cat grass indoors, fill the pot with soil just about 2 inches from the top then scatter some seeds on top of the soil and put a thin layer of soil over it to about ¼ inch.

Germination and Growing Cat Grass

Take a sprayer or using hands spill the water to make the soil moist, remember to do this gently or else the seeds will be dispersed. Once the soil is evenly moist, cover the container with a plastic wrap, allow some perforations for air flow. Set the container aside in a cool and dark place to help the seeds germinate

In two to three days you’ll be able to see the tiny sprouts emerging, while ensuring the soil is moist, remove the plastic wrap carefully and start to keep the pot in the desired spot. Usually, in a place where your germinating sprouts can receive some sun and indirect light, a windowsill is perfect for this.

Continue to wait until about ten to twelve days, until the grass gets to 3-5 inches high.

Additional Tips:

Before sprouting, keep the seeds evenly moist but don’t soak them. After sprouting, reduce watering to keep the soil slightly moist only.

Keeping it in a naturally well-lit place will make it grow well with regular watering. You can also use grow lights.

Don’t overwater!

As soon as the grass begins to turn colour or wilt, renew the planting again.

growing cat grass


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