How to Grow Anything - Improving Your Life
Want to generate brain cells, cultivate friendships, strengthen your body, or just pick gorgeous roses in your own backyard? Read on to plant the seeds for a happier, more beautiful life.
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the June 2013 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
Did the cat chew up your fresh-cut tulips? Take out a whole row of herbs in your window box? That nibbling isn't just a nuisance—it can actually make your pet sick. A safer alternative: cat grass. A mix of barley, oat, wheat, and rye varieties can be an excellent source of B vitamins and folic acid and may improve digestion.
Grow it: Pour pesticide-free soil into a drainable container and plant the seeds (available at most pet stores) a half inch below the surface. Place the box near a window for maximum sunlight; water lightly. Once the shoots reach three to four inches, let your cat graze guilt-free.