Cat Grass Growing Kit Instructions

For the best chance at success, please refer to the growing instructions received with your specific kit

1. Add soil contents to planter

2. Add enough warm (not hot) water to fully moisten the soil (about 5 or 6 ounces)

3. After water absorbs, stir soil and allow to sit for about 10 minutes

4. Fluff soil and remove about 2-3 tbsp. soil and set aside

5. Sprinkle seeds evenly over soil

6. Cover seeds with 1/8” soil and gently press soil over seeds

7. Place planter in a warm, semi dark area (just away from direct light, not in complete darkness as it may cause mold)

NOTE: For faster results cover planter loosely with plastic wrap just until first sprouts appear (no longer than 1 -2 days)

8. After sprouts appear or no more than two days, remove plastic wrap and move to a sunny location

9. Keep soil moist until grass reaches 3”. Check moisture daily. Once established: do not over water.

10. In about 4-7 days, once grass reaches about 4-5” it is ready to feed to your pet.

Grass naturally withers in a few weeks.

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Coco Coir Soil Instructions

1. Remove packaging from soil pack and add soil to mixing bucket.

2. Add enough warm (not hot) water to fully saturate the soil (about 4- 6 ounces)

3. After water absorbs, stir soil and allow to sit for about 10 minutes

4. Fluff soil and add to planter

5. Follow instructions on seed packet for planting depth

6. Cover seeds with soil per seed packet instructions and gently press soil over seeds

7. Place planter in a warm location (away from direct light)

9. Check moisture daily. Once established: do not over water.

10. Once seedlings have reached the appropriate height and the climate is right, plant directly in ground per package directions

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Growing Tips

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I WATER? 

After the initial planting, grass should be watered sparingly. Our special soil blend retains moisture very well so it is important not to over-water. You will want to water the soil once it is almost dry but before the grass starts to wilt. 2-3 tablespoons of water should do it. Many factors will affect the watering schedule such as air temperature and amount of direct sunlight.

CAN I GROW MY SEEDS OUTSIDE? 

This grass can grow outside in a shady location but not in direct sunlight as it will wither quickly in direct sun.

HOW DO I AVOID MOLD?

Our Organic seeds are very resistant to mold due to their quick germination period however mold can be caused by either overwatering or too dark of a location. For the best results water only as needed and keep in a well lit area.

WHY IS THERE NO DRAINAGE HOLE? 

Our special soil retains moisture and needs little water so there is no need for a drain hole to eliminate excess water.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I REPLANT? 

Pet grass naturally withers after a few weeks. Each seed is a plant in itself and in every batch of pet grass there are hundreds of little seeds all hungry for nutrients and water. There are only so many nutrients in soil so in the natural process, as these little seedlings use up the nutrients they start to become yellow, meaning that they have used up the minerals and nutrients to feed their hungry appetites.

HOW TO EXTEND THE LIFE OF MY CAT GRASS?

1. DO NOT OVERWATER this allows the soil to maintain its nutrients longer and helps slow the yellowing process.

2. In the summer, place your pet grass in the coolest place in the house you can find, especially on those hotter summer days.

3. Make sure your pet grass gets sufficient light, light provides important nutrients to the grass as well.

 

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Common Questions

WHY CAT GRASS?

Cats eat plants because they’re craving the fibre, which works as natural hairball control PLUS the juices stored in our grass also contain haemoglobin, a protein that aids digestion

WHY OUR CAT GRASS?

Our grass is non-GMO and organic, which means that it is much safer than the grass found in your yard or non-organic that you find in your pet or grocery store. Yard grass can be riddled with environmental toxins such as pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizer residues which can be harmful to your cat’s liver and kidneys. By sourcing clean, organic cat grass from the Cat Ladies you’re assured your cat is snacking on the purest green snack possible.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GROW?

Cat Grass typically starts sprouting within 4 days, but can take a little longer depending on the ambient temperature of the room you keep it in. It is very important to make sure the soil is damp but not wet when planting your seeds to encourage the healthiest, fastest germination rate.

AT WHAT AGE CAN MY CAT START EATING CAT GRASS?

Cat grass is safe for cats of all ages, as long as the cat is past the mama’s milk stage. It is important to slowly introduce cat grass to kittens, as kittens may overindulge at first since it’s a tasty new treat.

HOW REGULARLY SHOULD MY CAT EAT CAT GRASS?

In the wild, cats get their greens from the undigested areas of their most recent kill, so a little bit of garnish with each meal is just fine. You can sprinkle a few sprigs into your cat’s food if they're picky, or you can trust your cat to take a cat grass snack whenever they feel they need it. Cat grass really is almost like a wellness shot for your feline friend.

HOW DO I GET MY FINICKY CAT TO EAT THIS GRASS?

Here are a few tricks to entice, you can place the planter near their food bowl, or in any location that your cat frequents and usually the cat will nibble away at it like that. If your cat is hesitant to eat the grass from the planter, you can try cutting some pieces up and putting it with their food, or some cats even prefer to eat the bits off the floor. Some people add a bit of dried catnip to encourage their cats.

HOW MUCH CAT GRASS SHOULD MY CAT BE EATING?

A normal serving size of grass for a cat to promote overall health and wellness is about 1/4 cup a day (maximum). Of course, this depends on the age, size, and health of your cat. Intuitively, cats will eat a healthy amount, but do monitor your cats eating habits to make sure they don't gorge themselves as some cats are more voracious eaters than other. If your cat is struggling with hair balls or other digestive issues, you may find that they eat more to help alleviate these. Small amounts (normal nibbles) are perfectly fine, but if you notice their stools are predominately grass, you may have to monitor and regulate their grass snacking. 
WHAT IF MY CAT EATS TOO MUCH?

Since our cat grass is pure and organic, no health issues will occur, except for gastric disturbances. You may notice discolored stools, but this is nothing to panic about! A cat’s primary diet is meat and introducing lots of roughage at once will confuse the belly! Slowly introduce your feline friend to their new treat & be sure to keep an eye on their snacking habits to ensure they don’t overindulge. Should you be concerned about you cat’s health, always consult with your vet. 

IS THE PACKING ON COCO COIR SOIL BPA FREE? Yes our packaging on Coco Coir Soil is BPA Free.

WHAT PH LEVEL IS OUR SOIL?Our soil has a PH level of 5.2 – 6.3.

 

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