Catnip Seeds Are Amazing

by bcbeads

Catmint seeds grow beautifully with a lovely scent, pretty plant, my cats love to roll on it and snuffle it. For some reason, the various catnip seeds I have had from different seed companies have different planting instructions. I have the best luck with germination if I do NOT cover the seeds with soil. They take rather long to germinate so don't give up. I separate the small plants into several pots, so I have at least 3 large terra cotta planters going at a time. My cats love both the dried leaves I pull off the stems, and the fresh leaf tips. If you nip off the tops of each stem when they start to flower, the stems will branch out more and not get all long and scraggly. They bush out more if you cut the tops off. My cats come running when they see me come in the house with this fresh catnip. It keeps growing for over a year if you don't let it go to seed. Be sure to let the soil dry out between waterings if you plant in pots. If I have 2-3 plants in one pot I will let one of them eventually flower, so I can enjoy the pretty pastel blue flowers.

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Feb 19, 2020
Catnip Seeds
by: Juanita

Hi Bcbeads,
Thank you for the kind words with Catnip Seeds from David's Garden Seeds® and thank you for choosing us for all of your seed needs.

We recommend planting all of our seeds no deeper than 1/4 of an inch in the soil so they will have enough energy to break the surface and grow well.

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