Planting the best organic catnip seeds
- Easy to grow, indoors or out
- Tall-growing heirloom perennial loved by cats
- Thrives in bright, sunny growing areas
- Contains antioxidants and volatile compounds that are commonly used to treat nerves and anxiety
Organic catnip belongs to the mint family and is easy to cultivate! Catnip is well-known for its profound impact on cats, but it may also be prepared as a soothing tea for both children and adults. It loves to self-seed, so if you let it grow to seed in your yard, you can end up with catnip all over the place. Simply clip off the seed heads and share with friends and neighbors to keep this under control! Harvest by clipping the stems and air-drying the leaf to keep the aroma of organic catnip. After your plants reach a height of six inches or more, you may begin harvesting.
If you choose to grow organic catnip outdoors, be careful where you plant it. Catnip is incredibly easy to spread, reseeding and taking over any space it may reach. Plant your catnip inside, in a pot or container outside, or prune back your catnip plant frequently if planted in the garden to avoid this.
Catnip is a simple-to-grow plant that thrives in poor, dry, sandy soils where nothing else grows. This organic herb thrives in soils with a pH of around 6.6 and loves full sun or partial shade. It is drought tolerant and thrives in full sun or partial shade. After the risk of the final frost has gone, start seeds indoors near a sunny window approximately six weeks before transplanting outside. Turning it under, add old compost to your planting area. Make shallow furrows for the organic catnip seeds and cover them with 1/8 inch of loose dirt. When seedlings reach two inches in height, thin or transfer them to a distance of around 12 inches.
When flower buds form on your organic catnip plants, clip them back to keep them full. When transplanting outside, be careful not to damage the leaves, since this may emit oils that attract cats. Only water your plants when the soil is completely dry. In the spring, cut catnip back to the ground to promote growth and beauty for the next flowering season.
For more information about planting, growing, and caring for organic catnip seed, see the Catnip Seeds Planting Guide.