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1/26/14 11:47 A

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Can not wait to start indoor plants.

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12/28/13 3:49 P

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I have 27 house plants. A lot of my houseplants reside outside from spring to late fall. Then I bring them in for the winter. They do multiple indoors thru the winter! Keep giving plants to my daughter but her townhouse does not have much natural light, so they wither and die. So I have stopped giving her plants.

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11/20/13 9:09 A

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Hi! Chris,

I also live in a condo, my cat is strictly an indoor cat. Though he walks along the balcony ledges, of my condo building, everyday. I have a corner suite so he does get more space to walk than an inside unit. Mostly he sits out there trying to figure out how to catch a bird, since he is eye level to the tops of the trees. This is my second cat in 30 years. My first cat missed the natural eating of grass, so I supplemented with his natural instinct with herbal grasses. My first cat moved from house to condo. He lived 10 years in the condo and then passed away from old age. My present cat has never know, what it is like to roam outside on the ground, chase and catch a mouse or bird, like my previous cat did!


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11/20/13 8:53 A

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I have used various gels and tubes of stuff for Cujo. Right now I have a gel that is supposed to be like grass. It is dark, almost black, a little greenish. It works! Thanks for the great information. Cujo will be a happier cat for sure. I would love to just give him grass from outside, but the condo has chemicals sprayed on the grass. I really wish they would switch to organic methods. chris

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11/20/13 1:11 A

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Hi! Chris

The seed packages usually say what the seeds are such as barely, oats or rye grasses or a mixture of seed.. Feeding your cat these natural supplement herbal grass grains, also helps keep your cat from having hair balls.

Since I live in Canada Art Knapp's and other local smaller nursery's carry cat grass but is usually seasonal. Zellers used to carry the seeds also but since Target bought out Zellers I don't know if they will carry them and not sure if Wall Mart carries the seeds. Perhaps some of the pet stores carry the seed, have not looked at pet stores for the seeds. Anyway it is a little late in the season.

Maybe Bucker-fields would carry it as they carry grains for chickens feed and other farm animals.

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11/19/13 8:28 P

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Oh--I need to grow this cat grass. My Cujo loves to eat grass. And I think he needs it to get his innards working. If I don't give him something like grass or vaseline or some sticky gels for this, he just does not poop! thanks for the idea. And I like to grow plants anyway. I keep the cat indoors. I don't want a tick problem or have some wild animal mess with Cujo. He's probably defend himself, but don't want to chance it. Thanks, chris

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11/17/13 11:58 P

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REBA-L & SUNNY332 emoticon

Just a tip about an envelope package of cat grass, use sparingly. You should get 3 plantings out of one packet. Of course that is depending on the size of container.





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11/17/13 12:13 A

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OK you convinced me! I'll put it on my shopping list and I'll let you know how my furry devil likes it!

Thanks Ann478!

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11/14/13 11:05 A

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Thanks for the information on the cat grass.

I am putting the seeds on my shopping list and hope to get it planted soon.

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11/12/13 12:07 A

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Yes sometimes my cat barfs it up, usually when he makes a pig of himself. Most of the time he digests it well. If you want the grass to sprout more quickly, you can place pots of it on top of a fridge, as usually the top of a fridge is warmer than the rest of the room. Plus the cat or dog can not get to it and usually a kitchen has more natural light that other rooms.

I just had to put down my little dog, she was 15 years old, she really loved eating the cat grass.

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11/10/13 10:32 P

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Cat Grass? I've heard of it but never before for that use! Do they actually digest the cat grass?

My cat either eat the plants and throws it back up later or just chews it until it's death.

I'm really excited about this, the idea of growing plants INSIDE really changes things for me!

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11/10/13 12:56 P

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I grow "Cat Grass" available in seed packets at most places that sell garden seeds. Especially recommended for cats but my little dog loves chopping on the potted grass too!
The pet grass is grown from various grain seeds, which is often missing in cat and dog, diets. Once they become accustom to the Pet Grass " Called " Cat Grass" they have no interest in houseplants for flora.

A packet of seed, sprouts with in 3 - 4 days and . Though I wait 6 -7 days before my pets get a new batch of grass, as the roots are more secure, this guarantees a regrowth of chomped down grass.

Once the garden season is over in my area, the nursery's often do not restock till the spring. Though some pet stores carry it. I stock up when the season is coming to a close with 6 seed packets, usually lasts my two animals thru till spring.



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I wish I could garden indoors. I have a 4 legged furry hunter who believes he should kill anything that is alive and smaller than he is. Insects, flowers and plants will all fall to his attack. No matter how high I put them or how I try to protect them, he ALWAYS finds a way.

Enjoy your indoor garden!

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11/9/13 12:54 P

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Growing plants indoors is especially fun and rewarding. When you are able to eat delicious vegetables from your plants it is even more exciting. Indoor gardening is a wonderful tool for those who have very little space and for those who are unable to bend. Indoor gardeners also love the fact that there is very little weed problem, no hot sun shining down on them, and it is so much easier to have good soil without covering a large area.

Indoor vegetables can be grown easily in any pot or container. Plastic is less expensive usually, but anything will work. Plastic gets hotter than ceramic containers. Ceramic containers seem to be the favorite among indoor gardeners.

The most important part of the container is making sure that there is drainage in the bottom. If you are using plastic or metal containers, using an ice pick or another sharp object easily makes holes.

Different gardeners will tell you different ingredients to prepare the best soil. The soil should be lightweight and drain well. A mix that works well is and equal amount by volume of silica, sand, perlite and forest mulch. There is another favorite of equal parts of sharp coarse sand, native soil and compost or peat moss. If your vegetables are growing in hanging containers, you will need a light mix of equal parts of perlite, black peat moss and vermiculite. All nurseries also have premixed mixers, but you will pay a little more for these.


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