Cat Grass

Your cat will love this green treat.


  • Small planter
  • Potting soil
  • Water
  • Packet of cat grass seeds (available at plant stores)


Fill the planter with soil. Add water until the soil is damp but not soaked. Sprinkle seeds across the top layer of soil, then press them into the soil. Wet the soil again. Keep the soil moist until the grass begins to sprout—about one to two weeks. Then water as needed. When your grass grows, invite your cat to this all-you-can-eat salad bar.

Text by National Geographic Kids staff

Photograph by Rebecca Hale/NGS staff

Illustration: a cat in a kitty condo


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