Variegated Cat Grass is a pretty little plant.
I won’t lie. I did not buy these annual seeds purely for my cats' enjoyment. Rather, I bought them because the catalog's photograph also appealed to me.
My cats have always liked, especially in winter, the green variety of cat grass. My cats can actually smell the sprouts as they bursts open from the seeds. On many occasions, I have come into the kitchen to see a cat, head tilted upwards to the top of the plant shelf, drinking in the smell of sprouts coming from where the emerging seedlings are; waiting patiently for the day the pot is brought down to their level.
This particular cat grass has either solid green or translucent white blades. I think the juxtaposition of the two colors is striking.
I planted the Burpee brand seeds, evenly and thinly, in regular potting soil in an outdoor clay planter. Firmed lightly and moistened, the seeds germinated within five days. The seeds can also be planted directly in the ground in rows or patches. I prefer to keep my plantings portable. The pot came inside as soon as the grass was around 3 inches. Noll, Tiggy and Uncle Keaks descended upon the tender, young grass blades, like a swarm of locust.
If you look closely, you'll see, the jagged edges of the blades prove it’s not just a pretty little thing; it’s also mighty tasty.