Some growers use no soil at all to propagate wheatgrass, but if you are not confident you can successfully pull that off, try using a different bedding material like cat litter made from fresh pine wood. The idea came to us after noticing that mushrooms grow and thrive on logs and trees, especially during rainy season.
Don't fill up the container with pine wood pellets all the way to the brim. The pellets double their size after absorbing moisture so leave enough room in the container for their expansion.
After three days, the wheatgrass seeds started to germinate and we moved the container in a partly sunny area on the windowsill so the leaves would turn green. Always moderately water your wheatgrass at least twice a day.
In less than a week, our little experiment was ready to be presented to our jury of cats. We don't know if using pine wood pellets carries any added advantage to the wheatgrass' nutritional makeup but it sure eliminated that little inconvenience of removing dirt on the table or floor after the cats finished chewing up the green blades.
Nibbling on fresh wheatgrass is ideal for cats of all ages.
On a final note, a pot of vibrant green wheatgrass can be a refreshing décor anywhere you put it. There's really no downside to growing your own wheatgrass so we urge you to DO THIS AT HOME. -- MetroPets Magazine
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