Indoor Cat Garden
This Spring, Paul and I planned on planting a garden, but time got away from us. So in June when I found a really great deal on an elevated garden table at Tractor Supply Company I couldn’t resist bringing it home.
The instructions on the elevated garden table said easy assembly. Well….I would say assembling the garden table was moderate, not super easy, but not difficult. It does require your own tools and takes a bit of time.
Once all assembled, we carried our garden table to the yard where it would get plenty of sunshine.
As I was getting ready to plant our tomatoes and green peppers, I thought what about the cats? This would be the perfect time to plant a cat garden.
Rye, Oat, Barley Catnip and Wheat Grass
When I picked out rosemary, basil and sage for us, I also selected rye, oat and barley, catnip, and wheat grass for the cats’ garden. Because it was already so late into the Spring, I picked out starter plants and didn’t grow the garden from seed.
I used one of our window box style planters for the indoor cat garden. I spread out the organic garden soil and placed each plant into the fresh soil, gently loosening the roots. Covered them with more soil and gave the planter a good drink of water.
Your indoor cat garden is now ready for your cats to enjoy! Our garden takes more patience, sunshine and water to be ready. But there was no reason to make Annie, Eddie and Mercy wait.
The DIY cat garden was an immediate hit with Annie and Eddie. I placed their water fountain nearby in the sun room for easy access and I kind of like the sound of water flowing too. I place ice cubes in the water a few times a day to keep the water cool and Annie entertained.
Eddie likes to nibble on the oat, rye and barley grasses.
Annie was first to try the catnip. The boys didn’t seem to care much about it.
Mercy was reserved but decided to join in the fun.
He decided that the grasses taste pretty good!
As for our garden, we still have a bit of a wait.
But our green peppers are coming along nicely.
Our cats really enjoy their DIY cat garden. Because they are indoors only cats, this is one way of bringing a bit of the outdoors in for them to enjoy.