How to grow oats for cats

How to grow oats for cats
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My nephew picked up this package of “oats for cats” seeds last spring at our local nursery and since that time it has just been sitting on my desk. Yes, I meant to get around to it but it just never became a priority. Now as the winter is in full swing it seemed like a perfect time to get this quick growing project underway (and maybe help me put off starting other seeds a bit longer!)


Supplies to grow oats for cats:

  • Oat seeds (there are SO many options online for this, but if you need help Gurney’s has these at a pretty reasonable price)
  • Potting soil
  • Container — we used old take-out containers! A tray or any shallow container will work just fine.

How to grow oats for cats:

How to grow oats for cats
  • Fill the container with potting soil so that the soil is approximately 1″ from the top. Tap it down lightly to level.
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  • Sprinkle oats on the surface of the soil. Our package said 10 seeds per square inch and I think we were well over that amount. Lightly press into the soil.
  • Sprinkle soil with water.
  • I decided to cover ours while the seeds germinated. Saran wrap would be perfect for this! Adding a cover will help keep the soil moist and a little warmer while seeds are germinating.
how to grow oats for cats
  • 7-10 days later you should be ready to serve your cat a nice container of oat grass!

I was a little worried that our cat “wouldn’t know what to do” with this, but that was not the problem at all! He went right for it!

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Trying to photograph cats in action is much harder than photographing plants!

Learning how to grow oats for cats is easy and fun– and the perfect winter project!

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