Growing Containers of Pet Foods A DIY Garden of Treatin’


Growing Containers of Pet Foods
  • Posted May 7, 2014

Most house pets can enjoy a range of fresh foods as part of their overall diets. Many of the herbs and vegetables among these foods are quiet easy to grow in containers. Below are some top choices suitable for treating your favorite animal companions and filling out a sunny container-scape.

Plant your selections in a good quality potting soil and place them where they can receive at least 6 hours of sun and be easily watered. Those preferring cooler weather, such as spinach and leaf lettuce, should be out of afternoon sun during warmer months. Regular picking of the green beans and snipping of herbs and greens will keep the plants producing and your pals in steady supply. Cats…those self-sufficient wonders, can be allowed to nibble catnip and cat grass directly from the growing container.

Here are some suggestions to get started:
Rabbit Basil
Rabbits love BASIL
cat Catnip Cat Grass
Cats love CATNIP & CAT GRASS
reptiles Cilantro
Reptiles love CILANTRO
Bird-dog-lizard Green Beans
Birds, dogs & reptiles love GREEN BEANS
Birds and Reptiles Kale Romaine
Birds & reptiles love KALE & ROMAINE LETTUCE
Dog and Rabbit Leaf Lettuce Mint Parsley
Dogs & rabbits love LEAF LETTUCE, MINT & PARSLEY
Bird Dog Rabbit Spinach
Birds, dogs & rabbits love SPINACH

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Growing Containers of Pet Foods

Shopping List

  • Herbs and veggies
  • Appropriately sized containers with drainage holes
  • Potting mix (not soil)
  • Vegetable fertilizer