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Cat Grass

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Fast-growing treat for cats.

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Cats will enjoy this delightfully tasty treat when grass is young, 3-4" tall. Annual.
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Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun, Part Sun

Days To Maturity The average number of days from when the plant is actively growing in the garden to the expected time of harvest.

40-60 days

Life Cycle This refers to whether a plant is an annual, biennial or perennial. Annuals complete their life cycles in one year; biennials produce foliage the first year and bloom and go to seed the second year; perennials can live for more than two years.


Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

36-48 inches

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

6-8 inches

Additional Uses Additional ways in which the product may be used in the garden.

Container Plant

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Sowing Cat Grass Seed Indoors

  • To grow cat grass as a houseplant, sow indoors at any time.
  • Sow seeds ¼ inch deep in seed starting formula in the container where the plants will grow.
  • Keep the soil moist at 70 degrees F
  • Seedlings emerge in 7-14 days
  • As soon as seedlings emerge, provide plenty of light on a sunny windowsill or grow seedlings 3-4 inches beneath fluorescent plant lights turned on 16 hours per day, off for 8 hours at night. Raise the lights as the plants grow taller. Incandescent bulbs will not work for this process because they will get too hot. Most plants require a dark period to grow, do not leave lights on for 24 hours.

Sowing Cat Grass Directly in the Garden

  • Sow cat grass outdoors in spring after all danger of frost has passed in average soil in full sun.
  • Remove weeds and work organic matter into the top 6-8 inches of soil; then level and smooth.
  • Sow seeds ¼ inch deep in rows 1 inch apart.
  • Firm lightly and keep evenly moist.
  • Seedlings emerge 7-14 days.
  • Variegated Cat GrassKeep weeds under control during the cat grass growing season. Weeds compete with plants for water, space and nutrients, so control them by either cultivating often or use a mulch to prevent their seeds from germinating.
  • For best results, water just as soil surface dries.
  • Re-sow often to maintain months of vibrant grass.
  • Trim back to 1 inch every second week to promote fresh growth.
  • Cat grass usually re-grows quickly several times after being nibbled.
  • Monitor grass for pests and diseases. Check with your local Cooperative Extension Service for pest controls recommended for your area.

Cat Grass Harvesting and Preserving Tips

  • Pets may graze plants at will.
  • People can make smoothies with young green leaves cut at 1 inch from the ground as needed.

Growing Cat Grass Herbs in Containers

Full Sun, Part Sun
Days To Maturity
40-60 days
Life Cycle
36-48 inches
6-8 inches
Additional Uses
Container Plant
Sow Method
Direct Sow/Indoor Sow
Planting Time
Fall, Spring
6 inches
Cat Grass is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 18.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 4 out of 5 of our Cats devoured it. I grew this over spring, and I just pulled sprigs for our 5 cats, and 4 of them devoured it. Only 1 Cat was not interested in it. Easy to grow. It came up in patches in a row. Perhaps better growing in a pot such as the picture.
Date published: 2018-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My cat's favorite brand! I purchased a couple seed packet varieties of cat grass. This by far is the best. My cat's love it. The other brand is a course grass. I was told it helps with their digestive health. I will make sure I purchase enough to get them through the winter. It made a big difference with hair balls.
Date published: 2018-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent germination speedy growth rate combined with excellent germination rate have made my cat very happy. this is the best cat grass that I have tried.
Date published: 2017-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good non GMO product  I first discovered my cat like cat grass was when my kitty kept getting into the new seedling I was plating for my garden. I found cat grass at my neighborhood pet food store and that kept her out of my plants. But as time went by and I got further into Gardening I found I liked good non GMO seeds and I found myself getting things from Burpee including high quality cat grass or wheatgrass. I even eat it.
Date published: 2017-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kitties love it! Bought a few packs to have supply on hand to plant year round for my 2 cats. They love the cat grass!
Date published: 2016-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My cat is obsessed! By far my Clementines favorite cat grass, and super easy to grow!
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cat loves it My cat only eats Burpee home grown cat grass--won't eat grass from 2 big name pet supplies stores.
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cat, and dog, love it! Planted this just north of a cement wall, so it's mostly in the shade all day. The seeds still sprouted and sprouted early. They grew fast and easily. I didn't have to take care of them much. At first it was my dog that found them and munched on them for a while. We usually have him outside. When I brought the cat out, we placed her next to the cat grass and she immediately started to chomp on it. She ate quite a bit, didn't regurgitate it like she does with normal grass and keeps eating it when we bring her outside. My dog still eats it too. I let it grow out of control so it's quite a bit taller (1 1/2 feet) and a bit thicker now but both the cat and the dog still love it. I also bought a few hundred seeds from various companies this year to try and see which one had the best seeds. Out of all of them, Burpee seeds were the only ones that had something come up from every packet. Almost all of the other seeds from other companies that I bought from did not come up. They are all planted in the same areas and they are similar types of plants/flowers. This next growing season, I'm only going to stick with Burpee seeds. I uploaded a picture that I had already sent to Burpee, which they posted on Facebook. It's my cat (Titters) chomping away.
Date published: 2015-06-16
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