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Common Catnip Seeds

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Quick Overview

Catnip or "Catmint" is world famous as a kitty cat delight. People also love the blue flowers.
Common Catnip Seeds, Nepeta cataria, Common Catnip
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Common Name Common Catnip
Botanical Name Nepeta cataria
Planting Depth 1/8 inch
Planting Time Warm Season
Seed Spacing 2 inches
Row Spacing 12-18 inches
Space After Thinning 12 inches
Days to Germination 10-15
Days to Harvest 70-90
Ways to Grow Containers, Ornamental Edibles, Small Gardens
In the Kitchen Drying
Ships As Seed
Prohibited In N/A
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Canada Yes
Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
Be sure to include this one for your cat. He or she will love the leaves, you'll enjoy the beautiful flowers. One of the easiest herbs to grow. Dependably spreading perennial.

When and Where to Plant: Select a full sun to partial shade location and sow seed after last frost. Catnip will grow in most soil types but prefers a sandy, well drained soil. Keep soil moist until the seeds germinate.
Care: Pinch plants often while they're growing, to obtain dense, well-shaped plants.
Harvesting: The herb is harvested just before flowering in middle to late summer on a dry sunny day and in late morning when all dew is gone. Drying should be done carefully. Cut off the whole plant at the base and hang it upside down as soon as possible in a dark, dry, well-ventilated place to minimize loss of volatile oil, or you can dry in an oven at 150 degrees Fahrenheit.

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