Every so often, I like to share the things my cats love as well as the things I love. Since it is Caturday, I have a review of Jiffy Cat Grass. I recently found these at Giant Tiger for around $2 which is cheaper than I buy cat grass at the Farmer’s Market so worth a try and the tray looked to be fairly big. Plus growing it at home, you know that no pesticides etc have been added – as long as the seeds and soil are pesticide free to start with?
So what is in the box? You get the tray to plant your seeds in, clear lid and a pack of McKenzie seeds. That brown puck is actually Quick Soil Mix. You gradually add 1.75 cups of warm water and it expands to fill the tray with normal soil. You do need to fluff it up a little to level it out and aerate the soil before adding your seeds. It says to push the seeds down 5mm but instead I took a little of the soil out, added the seeds and then the extra soil back in.
Then you put the clear lid on the tray and put it in a warm spot out of direct sunlight. Leave it for a few days until the seeds are sprouting. They started showing through after about 4-5 days for me and did not require any rewatering in that time.
After 4-5 days the seeds were sprouting
Once they are sprouting, it is time to move them into a warm sunny spot and remove the lid. Sadly for me, this was during the rainy week so I kept it inside for a few more days on and off as the soil was soaking wet.
After taking the lid off and putting it outside, it started to grow really quickly. This is just 36 hours after the other image and the amount of grass and height is very different. You can see the soil is very wet here so hopefully my next kit grows better with the nicer weather coming up.
Jiffy Cat Grass Kit after 8 days
After eight days it was looking fairly full. Sadly losing some of the green colour but still fairly strong. I poked some holes into the bottom of the tray to help drain some of the water away from the soil. That did seem to help with some newspaper under it to soak up the water. You can see some smaller blades of grass still growing much lower than the full size cat grass.
After ten days, it was raining again and with much crying from Quincy, I gave in and let him have it. Cat grass is one of Quincy’s favourite things. But he is a savage with it. He tends to pull the grass out by the roots even with the ones we buy. So with wetter soil and a shorter tray, he made quite the mess with soil from the Jiffy Cat Grass Kit.
You can see the soil at the end of the piece sticking out of his mouth. Total savage with his cat grass. The grass had filled in too.
By the roots… this is why they can’t have nice things.
or just buying his face in the whole tray.
It is nice that it grew quicker than I expected. I have another one growing that should be ready by the time he completely wrecks this one.