Catnip from seeds is a feline favorite. And makes a great tea too.
Organic gardener Laura Watt brings the perennial favorite of cats. Catnip is a European wildflower that was used to make tea. Its medicinal uses have included the promotion of a good nights sleep and relief of colds and fever.
A single leaf applied to cuts and scratches promotes healing and curbs pain.
No denying that catnip planted in the garden from seeds, makes your cat happy too. Dry the leaves and stuff into an old sock for a easy cat toy.
100 Certified organic seeds per pack.
Planting instructions: Start seeds indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost. Sow in rich, well drained soil. In mild winter climates, catnip can be planted from seeds year round.
Plant 1/4-inch deep. Be careful not to over-water. Sun or partial shade. Can also be grown indoors.
I am an artist, gardener, and general maker of things who lives in Toronto with my film-making husband whom I met at the Ontario College of Art and Design. I work from home with our daughter. We are joined by a big white dog and two naughty kittens who have declared war on my garden.