Fresh homegrown Catnip is plant numero uno in cats’ books. Though a relaxing herbal remedy for humans, it gives felines a wild boost of energy.
Native to Europe, the Middle East, and parts of Asia, catnip’s unusual flowers and useful leaves will be a big win for your indoor garden.
Catnip is great for drying and this way you can save it for later. Just lay the leaves on a paper towel sheet to dry and then store in a sealed jar.
Sprouts in: 1 - 2 weeks
Harvest in: 5 - 12 weeks
- Grows best in temperatures between 18 - 30 °C / 64 - 86 °F.
Catnip requires very little care. In about one month after planting, the plant is large enough for its first harvesting.
Gently trim off the tips of the plant leaving at least two pairs of true leaves to grow. There will be more growth soon!
- Harvested more than you need? That's ok! Catnip is great for drying and this way you can save it for later. Just lay the leaves on a paper towel sheet to dry and then store in a jar.
If you want your Catnip to bloom - don't cut it! But feel free to cut it back after flowering, new green growth will appear soon.
The plant will flower in about 70 days after planting and this annual plant is ready to be replaced after that.
- Nepetalactone, a component found in Catnip, is a mosquito and fly repellent.