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    Growing Timothy Grass

    Has anyone here every successfully grown their own timothy grass from seeds in containers? I am considering trying this as we treat our grass/lawn. I'd like to have some low, wide flats for my pigs to be able to forage in on my deck, in a pen of course.

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    Re: Growing Timothy Grass

    Yes,

    I'm doing it now... have 12 pots !!


    This one is Easigrow,


    Also growing some timothy... but no pictures!

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    Re: Growing Timothy Grass

    You can grow timothy in pots? I wanted to grow wheat grass in large 3x3 foot pots, but if you can do that with timothy, i'd forget the wheat, unless it's just for kitty...

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    Re: Growing Timothy Grass

    Quote Originally Posted by Kipsie View Post
    You can grow timothy in pots? I wanted to grow wheat grass in large 3x3 foot pots, but if you can do that with timothy, i'd forget the wheat, unless it's just for kitty...
    I just bought the seeds and planted them, I have had success... it takes alot longer than the Easigrow too grow though(Well mine does).

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    Re: Growing Timothy Grass

    How long does it take?

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    Re: Growing Timothy Grass

    Quote Originally Posted by Kipsie View Post
    How long does it take?
    Ages... and ages ,

    I'm on 2 weeks so far and it's really kinda pathetic. but it is growing took ages for it to start though.

    The Easigrow, you can harvest in 14 days, which is why I like it, but I do like to give variety, I also grow dandelions for them.

    I have my seeds purchased for spring to plant some herbs etc..

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    Re: Growing Timothy Grass

    I'll look into growing some very soon. When does Spring start in USA? I can start planting from late winter, I guess, because it's not cold here in Florida. It gets up to 85 degrees Fahrenheit.

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    Re: Growing Timothy Grass

    I was just researching this. I haven't seen anyone try to grow Timothy, but I did find some info on growing wheatgrass.

    Here is a good link with the ability to grow both in soil and on newspapers. As soon as I get a chance, I'm going to get some seed to grow in those clear plastic containers on newspaper. I envision the boys grazing on their little mini-wheat field. Don't know how realistic that's going to be but with just getting another 2 inches of snow last night, seems like the only way my boys are going to get any kind of forage.

    Growing Wheat Grass

    Anyway, hope that helps!

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    Re: Growing Timothy Grass

    Thanks for the responses guys! I have already purchased timothy grass seeds - yet to receive them. I, too envision my boys grazing is green splendor! LOL. I have not heard of the wheat grass and plan to investigate today. Knowing me, I'll end up buying those seeds too.....

    I'll post photos of my project when I get things rolling. I already have a few of those clear, under bed plastic storage bins, and bags of potting soil. Of course, the potting soil bags are currently buried under snow on my driveway. LOL

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    Re: Growing Timothy Grass

    I'm not sure when spring starts in the states I'm in the uk and can grow grass indoors all year round...

    Timothy grass...

    3 weeks on...



    Easigrow

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    Re: Growing Timothy Grass

    Spring in the US usually starts at the end of March and early April so you can start growing wheatgrass indoors basically in mid-March and then move it outside after 4-6 weeks to get some real sunshine in around mid-April. I prefer to grow it in my basement because it's nice and cool downstairs but it's not freezing and my plants seem to grow fairly fast

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    Re: Growing Timothy Grass

    Ahh well I bought the seeds to, hopefully going to plant them this weekend so I shall see what happens!

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    Re: Growing Timothy Grass

    I have my timothy seeds but have yet to plant them. I did however, start a small square container of the wheat grass. I hope to let my boys enjoy some soon!

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    Re: Growing Timothy Grass

    Oee yes, I am also definitely going to plant my piggie some wheatgrass. It's been so long since I've planted the lawn grass in a pot for him (they actually have the lawn grass seed boxes for $1 at Deal$ or Dollar Tree, if anyone is near one) and it'll be nice for him to try some other varieties of grass. I also bought cat grass seeds yesterday so I plan to plant those as well...

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    Re: Growing Timothy Grass

    Btw, where did you guys buy your timothy grass seeds? Now that I have lawn grass growing in one pot (I don't have a lawn at home as I live in the city) and wheatgrass growing in another, I would to like to try my hand at growing timothy grass. I also ordered orchard grass seeds and bluegrass seeds from a website the other day. It was so cheap and the shipping rate was flat rate so I think I got a pretty good deal .

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    Re: Growing Timothy Grass

    Nevermind, I found it on a website for a pretty good price at a pound of seeds. A pound of seeds I'm guessing is a LOT of timothy grass. Can't wait to get my order of bluegrass and orchard seeds and then grow, grow, grow to my piggie's heart's content!

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    Re: Growing Timothy Grass

    I think you guys turned me into a monster! You guys just gave me a brand new hobby to do. Now I'm going to do some remodeling of the cage and possibly replace the carefresh bedding with green grass instead! I will think up of something soon!

    Does the grass require direct sunlight or can it survive by regular household lights?

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    Re: Growing Timothy Grass

    I'm pretty sure that grass will be able to survive by artificial/house lights. I planted lawn seed in a cut bottle and left it in the basement where it didn't really get that much sunlight. When I went back down a week later, I saw that it had grown at least 7-8 inches.

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    Re: Growing Timothy Grass

    Quote Originally Posted by Sekhmet View Post
    Now I'm going to do some remodeling of the cage and possibly replace the carefresh bedding with green grass instead!
    I wouldn't do that.

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    Re: Growing Timothy Grass

    Hurleyslave do ya mind sharing this website? after reading this I think I'm going to start growing too! Haha seems fun.

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