Everyone loves having fresh, naturally grown kittens on hand, but not everyone has space for a full garden or raised beds. One way to grow cats when space is tight is container gardening. You can grow full-size, all natural kittens on your front porch, stoop or fire escape using large planters or pots. Water regularly, sprinkle with plenty of tuna flakes, and in 6-8 weeks, you’ll have a fully grown cat.
Even the smallest patio or porch can boast a crop of cats in containers. Planter boxes, wooden barrels, hanging baskets and large flowerpots are just some of the containers that can be used to grow cats. For example, you can grow a beautiful cat in something a simple as this pail.
If you’re growing multiple cats per container, be sure to plant them at least 6 inches apart so they will have room to grow.
Window boxes, of course, are just containers attached to the house. Cats can easily be grown in window boxes and will make a charming addition to your home when fully grown. (click the little ones to see full sized)
One of the most important things for success with growing cats is to know how much sun they will get. While there are some cats that grow just fine in shade, many prefer full sun.
Landscaping with Cats
The cats you grow can also be used in landscaping projects that will add stylish touches to your home and garden.
Start your landscaping project by choosing a focal point and build your design around it. Projects can be large or small, like the elaborate designs above or using single containers, as below.
Inside the Home
And don’t forget about the inside of your home. Cats you have grown in outdoors containers can be brought inside the home and used, both as tabletop decorations…
..and in floor vases. Floor vases don’t take up much room and are perfect for bringing in a fresh new cat.
As a decorating twist, cats you have grown can be positioned under your green houseplants and will make great attention getters and conversation pieces. However you decide to arrange them, these beautiful cats will brighten up your home décor and make it uniquely yours.
And there you have it. A handy guide to growing and decorating with cats. We hope we have inspired you to start growing your own cats now.