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Growing Catgrass in Winter?

Joy WaltersJoy Walters Member Posts: 9,276
edited 22 November, 2008 in Food & Nutrition
I grew catgrass for my 3 all summer long. But now that winter is here, I\'m finding that it won\'t sprout. Our house is not conducive to growing this kind of thing inside and my cats really miss it. I\'ve seen those $150.00 spheres that you can grow herbs in. I can whine for it for Christmas if anyone thinks that would work. Has anyone had any luck growing catgrass in winter in their home?


  • Tina BTina B Vancouver IslandMember Posts: 2,238
    edited 21 November, 2008
    Basically in the winter you need sunlight, so if you had an indoor special lamp that you could use that would work. I just saw this very subject on TV.
  • Karen LeeKaren Lee The kingdom of Mer-lotMember Posts: 89,020
    edited 21 November, 2008
    You need sun and warmth to grow anything in the winter. You can make a greenhouse for the pot of grass. My Human has a sort of translucent tall soup container and poked a quarter-sized hole in the top. The container fits just right on my pot of grass. The container acts like a mini greenhouse and encourages the seeds to sprout.
  • Joy WaltersJoy Walters Member Posts: 9,276
    edited 21 November, 2008
    Thanks, Merlin! We have one of those and we'll try it! =;
  • Karen LeeKaren Lee The kingdom of Mer-lotMember Posts: 89,020
    edited 21 November, 2008
    We don't use the soup container lid. We just use the container part and the hole is on what is the container bottom. The container is flipped over the pot to make a greenhouse.
  • Joy WaltersJoy Walters Member Posts: 9,276
    edited 22 November, 2008
    OK--thanks for clarifying. Hopefully, my catgrass seeds from summer are still viable and they\'ll sprout. Izzie tried eating my thyme the other day--didn\'t like it much!:r
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