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Why bring an herb garden indoors?
The days are getting shorter and the nights cooler. Every year it amazes me how the weather changes right near the Labor Day weekend!
This year, I want to have more live plants in my home during the winter. I love the green, the natural element and the fact that these plants are alive and not plastic. The bonus is these plants are herbs and I love using them to add flavor to my meals.
I’ve started my little herb garden in this cute galvanized pail. I did need to be careful, because this is my little buddy, Raji! And he loves chewing plants and digging up plants. Did you know some herbs are harmful to pets?
This guy cracks me up! He’s always trying to squeeze himself into random containers. But boxes, are the container of choice!
I recently went shopping at Tractor Supply Co. for some of my cat supplies. Not only did they have everything Raji needs, but I found all of my gardening needs and a few craft items too!
I love that Tractor Supply Co. carries Purina® Tidy Cats® Free & CleanTM with TidyLock® Protection Clumping Litter in the 20lb size jug. This size is so much more manageable for me than the pails! I couldn’t help myself and picked up some treats for my favorite feline! Love the 20 oz container of Purina® Friskies® Party Mix® Crunch Original Cat Treats. Plus, while I was at the Tractor Supply Co. I was able to pick up the perfect galvanized pail for my indoor herb garden. It was a bargain at just under $5.00! It’s a real pail and won’t leak!
How to make a cat friendly herb garden
Please do be careful about your herb choices if you have pets in your home! I didn’t realize that chives are poisonous to animals. My little herb garden pail has parsley, rosemary, thyme and basil in it. Make sure to check with a website you trust to see if any of the herbs you would like to bring inside are safe for your cat.
After I added some leftover potting soil, I started planting some herbs that I already had. My galvanized pail is small and I didn’t want to crowd my herbs. I took pieces off of larger plants, careful to keep a healthy part of the roots for the herbs I was transplanting.
I also trimmed my basil back since it was blooming and already was too big. Don’t forget to trim the basil at a set of two strong leaves.
As I mentioned earlier, I really choose things carefully for my Raji-cat. I do love Purina® Tidy Cats® Free & CleanTM with TidyLock® Protection Clumping Litter! The 20 lb jug is manageable and this litter is unscented and free of fragrances and dyes. I’m not a fan of strong scents and this doesn’t have one. Plus, this clumping litter is 100% dust-free formula that minimizes messes!
The Friskies® treats are Raji’s favorite! And I’ll confess to using them as an occasional bribe. These are low-calorie treats are a snack. I love the resealable package that keeps treats fresh and crunchy. These party mix treats are fortified with essential vitamins and minerals. They also include taurine, an important nutriant for felines.
A quick tip about the packaging! It’s great for repurposing when you are trying to tidy up the basement or garage!
I have partial bags in my garage and have been using the Tidy Cats® jugs to help tidy things up!
This is a much safer way to store items you don’t want your pets to get into! And, it looks much neater.
Your cat’s health and safety is important to Purina® and the folks at Tractor Supply Co.! Also, keep your pet’s safety in mind when bringing the outdoors in. Like when you create and bring in your fun little herbal garden!
If you are looking for food and supplies for your cat, plus your garden and home, take a trip to your nearest Tractor Supply Co. store! You might be lucky and see the baby chicks too : ).