Catnip Organic Seeds - Hudson Valley Seed Co

  • $4.75

A treat for all beloved kitties. Relaxes humans too!

A calm kitty happened upon a wild patch of an alluring herb. Into her nose flooded the intoxicating chemical nepetalactone, the source of catnip's power. It bound to her olfactory receptors, causing her to become intoxicated. The natural high opened her eyes to a magical realm she had never known, showing her a new kingdom over which to reign. From that day forth, she became the kitty princess the ruler of her own imaginative (and, yes, possibly imaginary) world. Celebrate your kitty's reign with the gift of a catnip patch.

Catnip is a great treat to grow for cats, but it is also a wonderful perennial herb for the garden. Its fragrant flowers attract many beneficial pollinators. Plus, catnip is a medicinal herb for humans, too. It's used as a very mild sleep aid in the form of catnip tea.

Pack - contains 200 seeds

Growing Instructions - Start indoors 4-8 weeks before last frost date. Sprinkle a few seeds on the surface of each pot, agitate the surface, then water in gently. Once the seedlings have germinated and are 1/2" high, thin to 1-2 seedlings per pot. Transplant outdoors when plants are 2-3" high. Catnip is very hearty and will grow almost anywhere, but prefers full sun, well-drained soil, and moderate water. Do not plant catnip near plants that could be damaged by cats; some cats smother catnip and any plants that are near it.

 

Days to Germination 7-14 days
Days to Maturity 75 days
Planting Depth 0"
Spacing in Row 12"
Spacing Between Rows 12"
Height at Maturity 18"
Width at Maturity 12"
Sun Preference Full to Little Sun

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