How to Grow Pet Grass

Why not grow some tasty treats for your pets? Cats, dogs, guinea pigs and rabbits love to nibble plants, but it's important to provide them with ones they can safely eat. The grasses grown here provide nutrition for your pets as well.

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4. Choose your seeds.

Felines enjoy cat grass, while dogs prefer Lucerne grass. Sow barley, oats and wheat for your rabbit, and timothy meadow grass and plantains for guinea pigs.

Barley, Oats and Wheat Seeds for Rabbit FoodEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Ready Set Grow! © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

5. Bury large seeds.

Push large seeds, like cat grass, slightly below the surface of soil. Cover them with soil using your fingertips.

Planting Cat Grass SeedEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Ready Set Grow! © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

6. Add small seeds.

Sprinkle small seeds, such as Lucerne grass, over the surface of moist soil. Add a thin layer of soil on top.

Dogs Love Lucerne GrassEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Ready Set Grow! © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Excerpted from Ready, Set, Grow! by DK Books

2010

Dorling Kindersley

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