Growing Kitty Grass Without Soil

A kitty prepares to taste some fresh grass

A kitty prepares to taste some fresh grass

Iterating on my system for growing kitty grass at home (which I summarized here), I decided to reduce the mess the kitties make when eating/playing with the grass by not using soil. D dubbed this “napkinponics”, which is a great name, except it is not accurate – I used a paper towel, not a napkin.

The process is quite simple: take a paper towel, make it wet, put the seeds on it, keep the whole thing wet for a week or so, and the grass will do its thing. There is still a bit of a mess after the cats take a go at it, but at least there is no soil.

Some pictures of the process:

A wet paper towel on a plate, prepared for planting

A wet paper towel on a plate, prepared for planting

Four days later, the seeds are starting to sprout

Four days later, the seeds are starting to sprout

Two weeks after planting, the grass is ready to chomp

Two weeks after planting, the grass is ready to chomp

A view of the root system inside and under the paper towel

A view of the root system inside and under the paper towel

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